We will be living with COVID-19 for some time. If we make it a priority to look after the most vulnerable in our society, we can change the outcome of this pandemic.Dr. Theresa Tam Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer
Seniors still rocking the numbers through 2100
Earlier today, I spoke with senior centres in #OttawaCentre about the measures we are taking to provide financial security and essential services to seniors. Great to hear about the new programs and activities they are offering to seniors affected by #COVID19. pic.twitter.com/AcHjDYP3Lh
— Catherine McKenna (@cathmckenna) May 12, 2020
Feeling isolated? Mental health and substance use support is available.
— Health Canada and PHAC (@GovCanHealth) April 30, 2020
“My focus in Ukraine is the vulnerable and fragile elderly population trapped by a war that leaves their lives frozen by conflict, impoverished, & living in dilapidated homes.” With heartbreaking photos and video, grantee @paulaphoto shares their stories. https://t.co/z0HurnWhJQ
— Pulitzer Center (@pulitzercenter) May 16, 2020
Nearly two months into living in some form of isolation, watching retirement savings take a hit, and having to take additional health precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, eligible seniors are set to receive a one-time tax-free payment of up to $500.
On Tuesday the federal government unveiled its plans to spend $2.5 billion sending these cheques to millions of seniors.
There’s no question that COVID-19 has been taking its toll on seniors both emotionally and financially… our government is taking action to alleviate some of the stress they may be feeling…Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
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