Seniors Health and Wellness Action Plan

Promoting Wellness, Preserving Health is Prince Edward Island's first ever Action Plan for seniors, near-seniors, and caregivers. The priorities and initiatives in the Action Plan will help Island seniors lead active, engaged, independent, and productive lives in good health.

What are the key components of the Promoting Wellness, Preserving Health Action Plan?

The provincial Action Plan for seniors, near-seniors, and caregivers living on Prince Edward Island is guided by a vision representing the ultimate aspiration of the action plan, a mission stating how the vision will be reached, four priority pillars identifying short and long term goals, and over 30 actions describing how those goals will be met.


An age-friendly health and social system that promotes wellness and preserves health.


Island seniors will be empowered, respected, valued, and socially connected within an upstream and age-friendly system.  Islanders will live in a province that promotes wellness and preserves health.

Priority Pillars

  1. Develop and implement 'home first' age-in-place initiatives
  2. Incorporate an age-friendly approach to communities, housing, workplaces, and health care facilities
  3. Address ageism and support active living
  4. Support upstream endeavours that address the social determinants of health


Each priority pillar includes between 8 and 11 action items. These actions indicate how the goals for each priority pillar will be met, and are described in detail within the action plan.

How was the action plan developed?

Promoting Wellness, Preserving Health is the product of extensive consultation and research by government with seniors, near-seniors, and caregivers to create the action plan.  

An advisory network of seniors, near-seniors, caregivers, and representatives from various care groups including mental health and addictions, long-term care, home and community care, primary care, acute and emergency care, and palliative care conducted over 25 stakeholder engagements to gather content for the Action Plan.  Seniors, near-seniors, and caregivers used the photovoice method to give voice to their experiences. Photovoice is a research method where participants use photographs to describe their lives and group discussion of those photographs to identify needs.  Care groups completed a Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations and Results (SOAR) analysis, as well as a stakeholder analysis.

The perspectives of more than 250 Islanders are reflected in the action plan.

This is an action plan for seniors, by seniors.

The province thanks all of the Island seniors, near-seniors, and caregivers who volunteered to share their experience, knowledge, and wisdom throughout the development of the Promoting Wellness, Preserving Health Action Plan.

Who should I contact for more information?

Jennifer Burgess
Manager, Planning, Policy and Innovation
Department of Social Development and Housing
Jones Building
11 Kent St.
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Phone: (902) 368-5199


Published date: 
January 14, 2021
Health and Wellness

General Inquiries

Department of Health and Wellness
4th Floor North, Shaw Building
105 Rochford Street
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-6414
Fax: 902-368-4121