Ontario’s rural seniors deserve our attention when it comes to provincial and municipal planning for health services. A recent study by the Rural Ontario Institute painted a surprising demographic picture, and it’s one that municipalities need to heed.
For example, did you know that in rural Ontario, a whopping 54 per cent of people aged 90-plus are living alone? Neighbours in the country look after each other, but when the neighbours have their own infirmities … well, it’s a good reminder for all of us to lend a helping hand. Click here to read more.