International Day of Older Persons - October 1, 2019

International Day of Older Persons takes place on October 1st each year, and SEIU-West is proud to celebrate our senior community.

Many of our members provide care to seniors, and view them like family. Patients, residents, and clients are a big reason as to why people work in health care – it’s about bringing joy and improved wellbeing to those that require care, many of whom are older persons.

On the International Day of Older Persons, we must continue to advocate for the needs of our senior community. Initiatives like safe staffing in the retirement home sector is a must because we it’s vital we ensure the care needed as our population ages. Be sure to add your voice in the call to end understaffing in Saskatchewan health care at www.EndUnderstaffing.ca

With the election around the corner, it’s also important to ask your candidate what they’ll do to support older persons. Initiatives like Pharmacare are essential for seniors to be able to afford the medications they need.  Visit www.purplevotes.ca for more information.

To learn more about what initiatives older persons are focusing on and to add your voice, visit https://seniorsvoice.org/about-us/.

 

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