Transitions: Aging Across the Life Course
April 30 and May 1, 2018
On April 30th and May 1st, the NIA, in partnership with the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly, hosted Transitions: Aging Across the Life Course, a two-day conference that brought policy makers, academics, business leaders, government representatives and older adults together to discuss how best to address issues facing Canada's ageing population. Ontario Minister of Seniors Affairs, Dipika Damerla, kicked off the conference speaking about the recently launched Ontario Action Plan for Seniors. Over the two days, attendees heard from a wide range of perspectives and sectors in the ageing space, including a panel discussion on the connection between pensions and personal health, a presentation on a new, effective model for treating Parkinson's, and panel discussions on the topics of adult vaccination and working caregivers.