Niagara Seniors Dental Program ‘Step In Right Direction’

Thousands of seniors in Niagara might soon benefit from a new program providing them with dental care they otherwise couldn’t afford, despite concerns that too many seniors will be excluded.

Niagara Region’s health and social services committee members voted to support a new Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program for the region, which will provide free dental care to Ontario residents 65 and over, with an annual income of less than $19,300 for a single person or $32,300 for a couple — well below the poverty line as defined by Statistics Canada.

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