A number of seniors and local residents turned out at the Gravenhurst Seniors Activity Centre Wednesday to join Parry Sound – Muskoka MPP Norm Miller for a seminar on issues facing local seniors.
Presenters Hani Jaber, Barb Kerr, Shawna Torkoff and Ann-Marie Kungl-Baker led discussion on important topics, including: financial planning for later years, the patient-pharmacist relationship including the importance of compliance with medication and safe disposal of prescription drugs, and raising awareness on the various forms of dementia including building a more dementia friendly society.
“I get frequent calls at my constituency offices relating to these issues and made a point to have the opportunity to provide more information and a friendly forum for discussion. The feedback that I receive is also very helpful for debate at the provincial legislature as well as input for upcoming legislation,” said Miller.
Miller also cited the impacts of more recent policy decisions as well as the rising cost of electricity as posing significant challenges to seniors and people living on a fixed income.
“I am pleased that so many people were able to attend and I look forward to hosting more informative events in the future. I’d like to thank our presenters, and all those who were able to attend. I would also like to say that input on topics to cover for the next seminar is welcomed,” stated Miller.