The population of our province was 756,780 when the Aging Council Report was published in 2017. At that time there were 147,929 seniors or 19.5% of the population. It is said that by 2038 the senior population will represent 31.3% of the population.
That is a voting block with great potential and could be impressive for election strategists. That population could, if organized, play a major role in a provincial election. Just imagine what an influence a block of 20-30% of the population could have.
The perfectly healthy, agile and well seniors are happy with their healthy lifestyles. But 39% of the senior population have 3 or more chronic disease issues. This segment is reliant on a relevant, efficient health and long term care system. Read more here
Ken McGeorge, BS,DHA,CHE is a career health care executive based in Fredericton, NB, Canada.