Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Trent University Hosts Seniors Summit Featuring Provincial Experts on Aging Populations

Conference will include dialogues on Canadian health care, paramedic services, assistive technology, and age-friendly communities

Wednesday, May 21, 2014, Peterborough

Coinciding with National Seniors Month, Trent University’s Centre for Aging and Society will co-host Seniors Summit: A Critical Dialogue, a conference exploring insights and solutions for age-friendly communities, on Thursday, May 29, 2014, from 12:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Wenjack Theatre, Otonabee College.

Reserve Your Seats: Tickets are $40, or $20 for seniors and students. Register online or call Laura Warne, City of Peterborough at 705- 748-8830 ext.3211.

The Seniors Summit will feature talks by experts in the field of aging, including the Globe and Mail’s Jeffrey Simpson, the author of Chronic Condition: Why Canada’s Health Care System Needs to be Dragged into the 21st Century, examining how Canadian health-care is ill-adapted to an aging population, and how best to approach this situation. Michael Nolan, chief paramedic service and director of emergency services for the County of Renfrew, and Sergeant Robin Sanders, OPP Crime Prevention, will also present a discussion of the Ontario Community Paramedicine Initiative. Dr. Geoff Fernie, institute director of research at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, will discuss his research focused on developing technology to help people of all ages continue to live in their own homes. Debbie Amaroso, mayor of Sault Ste. Marie, who has led her city to be accepted to the Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities by the World Health Organization, will share her experience and the steps taken to make Sault Ste. Marie a more age-friendly
community as Peterborough embarks on similar programs.

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