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Staying safe for seniors
National Seniors Safety Week
November 6 to 12 is National Senior Safety Week.

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.

Seniors Home Repair Program grant increase
Seniors Home Repair
Seniors Home Repair Program increased.

Increases to the lifetime grant for the Seniors Home Repair Program will give eligible Island seniors extra support to remain in their homes longer.

Book talk and donation highlights resilience of abuse survivors
Lived Through This: Listening to the Stories of Sexual Violence Survivors
(L to R): Minister of Community Services and Seniors, Valerie Docherty; Minister of Tourism and Culture, Robert Henderson; Dr. Wendy Verhoek-Oftedahl from the Provincial Child Sexual Abuse Advisory Committee.

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.

Discussing issues for seniors
Seniors
Canada's federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for seniors.

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.

Premiersí Task Force to support Chairís Initiative on Aging
By 2033, Canadians over 65 will represent almost one quarter of the population.

A new task force led by Premier Robert Ghiz will look at the social and economic impacts of Canada's aging population.

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