Tag Archives: National Seniors Strategy

Aging & Longevity, From Media Headlines to Strategy – Part 3

A National Seniors Strategy, keeping watch so far… Tucked under the umbrella of the Ministry of Families, Children and Social Development, which appears within the portfolio of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), there lies the National Seniors Council (NSC). Its stated purpose is to “advise the Government of Canada on matters related to the

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Aging & Longevity, From Media Headlines to Strategy – Part 2

A National Seniors Strategy, how many more calls? You could say that over the last five years, more Canadians have been speaking up, though it might appear to some to be sporadically, (depending on the churning storylines in the media cycle), about the momentous effects of aging demographics on our social policies and systems. After

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Aging & Longevity, from Media Headlines to Strategy – Part 1

Preface, is an aging society really news anymore? How much more reporting do we need, with the same front-end demographic statistical data (bar graphs, pie charts and pyramids abound), to know that global population aging is a big story. However, the macro narrative on aging has many diverse facets across multiple interconnected themes. This is

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Re-think Ageing Moments-Part 3

Final observations and comments about the National Institute on Ageing (NIA) November 2016 conference – Re-think Ageing. If you were new to the subject of ageing and longevity and attended the conference, it would have been a good thing as it served well as a primer, encompassing multiple facets structured around the four pillars in

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Re-think Ageing Moments-Part 2

Are we generations apart from caring enough? That is one of the big questions I was left hanging with after attending only the first day of the National Institute on Ageing (NIA) November conference – Re-think Ageing. For some time my point has been, that if we are going to truly accomplish a national caring

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Re-think Ageing Moments-Part 1

For its inaugural year 2016, the National Institute on Ageing (NIA) at Ryerson University in Toronto looks to have set the stage well for its future vision. Closing with a November conference – Re-think Ageing – that as the song goes, covered the waterfront with a splash of speakers; the event hitting the mark at

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