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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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PRIMARY HEALTH SERVICES SITE TO SERVE SASKATOON SENIORS

Associate Health Minister Judy Junor and Saskatoon District Health

Board Chair Bob Bundon today signed an agreement launching a project

that will offer a wide range of health prevention, treatment and

follow-up services for seniors in the Eastview Neighbourhood.



A primary care nurse will be hired to work with area seniors as part

of the provincial Primary Health Services Initiative. Primary health

service sites use an interdisciplinary team approach to deliver a

range of health services highlighting early intervention, health

promotion, treatment and follow-up care.



"This primary health service site will help older adults maintain

their health and quality of life with a range of services tailored to

their needs," Junor said. "Residents will be served by a team of

professionals offering co-ordinated services."



The project will involve the public along with health and community

service providers and organizations who will work together to identify

health needs and to design, deliver and evaluate programs. The first

step in the initiative is to consult with seniors, community

physicians and others to determine the priority needs of the residents

of the neighbourhood.



During this consultation phase, the primary care nurse will be

located at St. Volodymyr Villa, a local seniors' housing complex,

to talk with area residents to determine health needs in the

neighbourhood.



Bundon said the project will provide a welcome community focus to

health services in the area. "We look forward to working

collaboratively with physicians, providers of health and

community services and community residents."



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For more information, contact:



Jeff Brown

Communications Branch

Saskatchewan Health

Regina

Phone: (306) 787-4088



Daryl Oshanek

Saskatoon District Health

Saskatoon

Phone: (306) 655-8410
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