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National Seniors Council to further examine social isolation of seniors

Gatineau, Quebec, March 12, 2015 — The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), today announced the new priority for the National Seniors Council (NSC). The NSC will build on its work from 2013/14 and further examine barriers that prevent communities and seniors from reaching out to each other. It will also consider ways to encourage and facilitate communities to establish meaningful contact with socially isolated seniors in their neighborhoods.
"The social isolation of seniors can leave seniors vulnerable. It’s for that reason the Government of Canada is committed to supporting and promoting seniors’ ongoing health, well-being and contributions by encouraging seniors to stay active, engaged and informed."
– The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors)
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June 22, 2015
Appointments to the National Seniors Council
The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), announced today the appointments of Ms. Olivia Butti and Ms. Patricia Spadafora as members of the National Seniors Council (NSC).
As a member of the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation’s volunteer board of directors, Ms. Butti has spearheaded a variety of health-related projects.
Ms. Spadafora brings to the Council over 35 years of experience in social work and education.
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March 30, 2015
Appointment to the National Seniors Council
The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), announced today the appointment of Mr. James T. Evanchuk as member of the National Seniors Council (NSC).
Mr. James T. Evanchuk has built a long-standing, successful career developing programs and resources to promote fitness, active living, recreation and healthy lifestyles.
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July 16, 2014
Minister Wong meets with National Seniors Council and holds roundtable on social isolation of seniors

The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), and members of the National Seniors Council (NSC) met today in Gatineau with seniors’ organizations, service and health providers, researchers and practitioners to discuss how social isolation affects seniors and explore ways to prevent and/or reduce its occurrence.
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March 5, 2014
National Seniors Council to explore adverse effects of social isolation

Members of the National Seniors Council (NSC) met today in Whitehorse with seniors organizations, service and health providers, researchers and practitioners to assess how social isolation affects seniors and how best to tackle the issue in Canada.
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March 3, 2014 
National Seniors Council to explore adverse effects of social isolation

Members of the National Seniors Council (NSC) met today in Vancouver with seniors organizations, service and health providers, researchers and practitioners to assess how social isolation affects seniors and how best to tackle the issue in Canada.
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Date Modified:
2015-07-08