In September 2021, the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia embarked on the development of our new strategic plan. We learned a great deal during the pandemic, and it became clear to us that if we were to be in a position to manage the continually increasing demand for our services, we needed to think differently about how we support dementia in our province.
Lighting Our Future Path: Strategic Intentions 2022-2027 is the result of extensive community and stakeholder consults and sets a course for our next five years. Through execution of this plan, we aim to expand existing services and ensure supports for every stage of the dementia journey, from diagnosis to end-of-life. We intend to support caregivers in both formal and informal settings, to ensure they are equipped with adequate knowledge, skills and resilience. We commit to addressing barriers to dementia support, whether they are cultural, geographical or otherwise. And we plan to work collaboratively with government, healthcare and sector partners to ensure we amplify the voices of those with lived experience, and ensure we are focused on advocacy issues that matter to them.
Our strategic intentions aim to encourage and promote dementia friendly communities, where every Nova Scotian can live as well as possible and is valued, supported, and included.
These strategic intentions will be followed up with a full strategic plan in the coming months.