Carstairs to talk about aging

Seniors are a rich and vibrant part of our country, but do Canada’s policies and programs meet the needs of our aging population?

  • Jan. 27, 2011 12:00 p.m.

Sharon Carstairs

Seniors are a rich and vibrant part of our country, but do Canada’s policies and programs meet the needs of our aging population?

The Senate of Canada’s Special Senate Committee on Aging pursued that question, issuing a final report in 2009. Senator Sharon Carstairs, who chaired the committee, will be in Kelowna Feb. 21 to talk about the findings.

“The impending reality of population aging presents a wide variety of complex challenges, ranging from financial security and retirement, to housing and transportation issues, to chronic diseases and health care needs,” said Carstairs.

Invited by UBC’s Distinguished Speaker Series, Carstairs will present her talk on Monday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m., at the Rotary Centre for the Arts.

Seating is free but online attendance registration is required at www.ubc.ca/okanagan/speakers.

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