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Did You Know Social Work and Psychology Services Are Covered Under The Extended Health Plan?

Many of us are dealing with challenges right now. It could be that you’ve recently transitioned to retirement and are coping with different emotions. Perhaps you’re feeling greater personal or relationship stress or loneliness related to the pandemic. Whatever you’re feeling, you’re not alone. You may find talk therapy to be very helpful.
If you are a member of the RTOERO extended health care plan, you have coverage for social work, psychology or psychotherapy services. You don’t need a doctor’s referral to make an appointment. Most therapists are offering services remotely. Mental health fact: It’s possible to have a mental illness, be managing it and have positive mental health. We can also experience poor mental health but not have any symptoms of a mental illness. Mental health is a continuum, so it’s always a good idea to learn new ways to care for our mental health.
 
Vibrant Voices Webinar Series Feature Top Experts

A new feature of our Vibrant Voices advocacy program for 2021 is a webinar series on our three advocacy topics. The webinars give RTOERO members a chance to interact with top national experts and to learn more about the issues and ways to take action.

More than 1,000 members attended the first three webinars. More than 90 per cent of attendees feel they have a better understanding of the issues after participating in the online events.

The webinars were recorded, and the videos are available on the website:

  • Rights of older persons – featuring Margaret Gillis and Tamara Daly

  • The aging continuum – with Anita Plunkett and Grace Welch

  • Our earth, our responsibility – featuring Kelly Bannister, Katia Bannister and Lisa Mintz (recording will be posted soon on website)

 

The fall will feature the following Vibrant Voices webinars:

 

Learn more about RTOERO’s advocacy issues by visiting the advocacy page of our website and reading our white papers:

Seniors Strategy

Geriatric Health Care

Environmental Stewardship

 

Share Your Views On New Long-Term Care Service Standard

 

The Standards Council of Canada, Health Standards Organization and Canadian Standards Association are working together to develop new national standards for long-term care. 

 

Share your views about what matters to you when it comes to long-term care by responding to the survey.

 

 

 
   
   

Photo Notification

District 33 posts photos taken at meetings, gatherings and events to both our website and FLICKR, which are public access areas.

If you do not want your photo taken and published, please let us know.

 

Thank you

 

News and Updates

  •  A document checklist - key to all of your valuable information.  Check and print this out.  

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     Thanks to Edwinna Rawlings (Executive).