Seniors Sought for Dental Survey

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THUNDER BAY – People aged 65 and older living in Thunder Bay and District communities are invited to provide input on their dental health and access to dental health care, by participating in the “Thunder Bay District Health Unit Seniors’ Dental Health Survey”.

In April 2019, the provincial government announced it would invest in a low-income seniors’ dental health program, with the potential for service provision lead by public health units. Results from this survey will provide the TBDHU with valuable information directly from seniors to help inform the planning of the seniors’ dental health program and services in the region.

“We know that most seniors do not have dental insurance and benefits, yet their need for dental health services is often greater due to changes in the mouth associated with aging,” says Adena Miller, Health Promotion Planner. “This survey will help us identify priority populations so we can strategize and tailor program planning to the needs of our local population.”

Anyone age 65 and older living in Thunder Bay and District is encouraged to participate in the survey. Participants will be entered into a draw for their chance to win 1 of 4 $50 gift cards to their local grocery store. Survey responses will be anonymous.

The survey is available for completion online at TBDHU.com/survey and in hard copy at various locations in the Thunder Bay and District communities, including all TBDHU offices. The survey is open until July 31, 2019.