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.
- Develop and implement 'home first' age-in-place initiatives
- Incorporate an age-friendly approach to communities, housing, workplaces, and health care facilities
- Address ageism and support active living
- 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. The Department of Health and Wellness, in collaboration with the Department of Family and Human Services, consulted with seniors, near-seniors, and caregivers to create the action plan.
An Executive Advisory Committee including officials from Health and Wellness, Family and Human Services, and seniors' representatives oversaw the development and drafting of 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?
Dr. Michael K. Corman
Principal Advisor, Senior's Health
Department of Health and Wellness
Shaw Building North, 4th Floor
95-105 Rochford St.
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Phone: (902) 368-6698
Fax: (902) 368-4224