HelpAge Canada and CanAge celebrated National Seniors Day on October 1st with the live webinar:
"How to Make Canada More Age-Inclusive"
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic this discussion was vital.
The Expert Panel consisted of:
The Honourable Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors
Laura Tamblyn Watts, CEO CanAge
Margaret Gillis, President of the International Longevity Centre Canada (ILC)
Greg Shaw, Director International and Corporate Relations for the International Federation on Ageing (IFA)
Gregor Sneddon, Executive Director of HelpAge Canada
Kahir Lalji, Executive Director, United Way Southern Interior BC & Provincial Director of Population Health, United Way of the Lower Mainland
Alex Mihailidis, Scientific Director, AGE-WELL
A recording of this event is included here:
VOICES of Canada's Seniors Webinar Series
CanAge launches the online series "VOICES of Canada's Seniors - A Roadmap to an Age-Inclusive Canada" on October 2nd. Sessions around an age-inclusive Canada will continue throughout the first week of October.
The Roadmap provides 6 compass points (V.O.I.C.E.S.) for areas of attention. Under each compass point, they map critical issues that affect older Canadians. CanAge will provide recommendations and practical steps with the aim of improving the lives of Canadians now and in the future.
Watch recordings of each webinar below.
V - Violence and Abuse Prevention
O - Optimal Health and Wellness
I - Infection Prevention & Disaster Response
C - Care Giving, Long-term Care, Home Care and Housing Resources
E - Economic Security
S - Social Inclusion
A message from CanAge...
CanAge is committed to improving the lives of Canadians as they age.
Our publication, VOICES of Canada's Seniors: A Roadmap to an Age-Inclusive Canada is our first step to achieving that goal.
However we can't do it alone. That's why we are working with a number of partners in the field of aging including HelpAge Canada. To that end, we gratefully accept financial donations in support of improving the lives of Canadian Seniors.
Thank you for your continued support. Together, we can make Canada an Age-Inclusive country.