Prince Edward Home celebrates grand opening
(L-R:) Prince Edward Home resident Bernie Wilson; Community Services and Seniors Minister Valerie E. Docherty; Health and Wellness Minister Doug Currie; Charlottetown-Lewis Point MLA Kathleen Casey, and Prince Edward Home resident Clara James.
The new, $23 million, 120-room Prince Edward Home has been completed. The project is part of government's $65 million manor replacement program.
Nurturing Foster Parents
National Foster Family Week is October 20-26 and a new website has been launched to offer resources and support to current and future foster parents.
Senior Islanders celebrated on National Seniors Day
Community Services and Seniors Minister Valerie Docherty (centre)and 2013 Senior Islander of the Year Award winners Marion Murphy, Lois Brown, Sister Norma Gallant, and John Kenny. (missing - Eric Hammill)
Five Island seniors have been honoured for their achievements and contributions on National Seniors Day with the Senior Islander of the Year Award.
Catastrophic Drug Program launches
A new Catastrophic Drug Program has launched to assist Islanders whose prescription drug costs are affecting their household’s ability to maintain life essentials.
Fighting the flu
The vaccination is free again this year for seniors age 65 and over, children aged 6 - 59 months, pregnant women and household contacts of pregnant women.
Islanders are encouraged to receive their flu shot as it is the most effective way to help prevent the spread of influenza.