Let's tell our representatives

that engagement, care and quality of life should not have an age limit

Retired Teachers of Ontario and the National Association of Federal Retirees have partnered to present Vibrant Voices, a community-based advocacy campaign to influence political action for Ontario's seniors.

We're speaking out on 3 key issues

Age-friendly communities

Structures and services that promote access, civic engagement and overall quality of life for older residents.

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"I work out at the gym. I bike to get around the city. I spend evenings with my friends at local hangouts. My partner and I love ballroom dancing. I wouldn’t want to give that up."

– Stephen, Ontario

Geriatric training

Canada is falling behind in recognizing and preparing its health and social care professionals to meet the growing need for geriatric expertise.

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"Trainees at all levels, from undergraduates to post-doctoral, require development and support in order to develop the next generation of clinician scientists."

– Dr Paula Rochon, RTO/ERO Chair in Geriatric Medicine

Elder Abuse

There are between 40,000 and 200,000 seniors living in Ontario who have experienced or are experiencing elder abuse.

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"Seniors shouldn’t feel invisible. They should have a voice – and the means to recognize when that voice is being stifled."

 

– Astrid, Ontario