This year's theme for National Senior Safety Week is "Take Five to Prevent Falls". To help prevent a fall, make sure to check your home for tripping hazards, have your eyes checked regularly and exercise to keep strong.
Increases to the lifetime grant for the Seniors Home Repair Program will give eligible Island seniors extra support to remain in their homes longer.
The Provincial Child Sexual Abuse Advisory Committee recently donated copies of Anne Reamís book, Lived Through This: Listening to the Stories of Sexual Violence Survivors, to public libraries across Prince Edward Island.
Prince Edward Island is hosting a meeting this week of Canada's federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for seniors. Caregiver readiness and social isolation were two key issues discussed.
A new task force led by Premier Robert Ghiz will look at the social and economic impacts of Canada's aging population.