The United Nations Decade of Healthy Aging (2021-2030) is a global collaboration that brings together governments, organizations, professionals, academics, the private sector and the media to improve the lives of older individuals, their families, and the communities in which they live. The Decade will focus on four areas: combatting ageism; creating age-friendly environments; ensuring the provision of integrated care; and ensuring the provision of long term care.
In recognition of the 2021 International Day of Older Persons, the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health at UVic and the Eldercare Foundation will be presenting Aging is a Reward, Not a Punishment, a panel session focusing on the positive aspects of growing older, combatting ageism, supporting resilience, and building healthy age-friendly communities.
Dr. Andrew Wister, Director, Gerontology Research Centre and Professor, Department of Gerontology, Simon Fraser University
Jodi Mucha, Executive Director, BC Healthy Communities
Louise Rolland, Program Coordinator, Self-Management BC, Health Coach, End-of-Life Doula, and Director, Heart Center Foundation
Emceed by Lori McLeod, Executive Director, Eldercare Foundation.