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CMA launches website to build support for National Seniors Strategy

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is ratcheting up its public campaign to encourage development of a national strategy on seniors care.

In conjunction with a broad alliance of partner organizations, the CMA has launched DemandAPlan.ca, a website to build a community of support for a National Seniors Strategy and make seniors care a major issue in the upcoming federal election.

On the website, both members of the public and CMA members will be able to add their voice to the call to governments to fix the current health care system and provide proper care for older Canadians.

“Canada’s seniors are not getting the health care they deserve — not even close,” said CMA President Chris Simpson. “Our system was created over half a century ago to meet the needs of a much younger population and we have not adapted to meet the growing number of aging Canadians.”

DemandAPlan.ca provides detailed information and updates about seniors care and the need for a national strategy in the follow sections:

  • Seniors Strategy: Detailing why Canada urgently needs to get the health care system in shape to meet the growing and evolving needs of the aging population.
  • Events: Outlining where the CMA is hosting senior care events across the country. Canadians can add their own seniors care related events to the events map.
  • What’s New: Find out what others are saying about the need for seniors care — and how things like long-term and home care can be better supported to the benefit of the entire health care system. The site features videos, infographics, blog posts and articles.
  • About: See which organizations make up the Alliance for a National Seniors Strategy.

Visitors to the site are invited to enter their email address to show their support for the campaign. They will then receive regular email and social media updates about the campaign.

Forward any comments about this article to: cmanews@cma.ca.