When it comes to aging, we are all eager to be in the know of just about everything that can affect our daily living. From healthcare to eating right, to ensuring we are exercising our bodies, minds and social activity. The days of keeping issues hush-hush are gone, and we recognize that it is important to share information so that we are able to tackle the problem, rather than pretend it isn’t there.
Times have changed so much, that many companies and industries are trying to make their products more age-friendly. One of the biggest changes we’ve seen in the news lately is the launch of Ontario’s new ActionPlan for Seniors. According to a recent article published by the OttawaCitizen, the plan is “meant to provide better senior access to health care and to try and respond to growing and changing needs of an aging population in Ontario.”
The plan has been developed on the concept of new and existing programs and initiatives to ensure that seniors and their caregivers have access to the services they need, when and where they need them. According to the Ontario website, the initiative has been organized under “three pillars:”
- Healthy Seniors: Help seniors find and access services they need to be healthier and stay at home longer
- Senior-Friendly Communities: Promote services and policies that enhance seniors’ well-being and participation
- Safety and Security: Improve programs, services and supports that help seniors live safely, independently, and with dignity
It’s an exciting start to the New Year as more and more, corporations and the government alike are starting to recognize the need for change in the business of aging.
SERC invites you to their Business of Aging: Information Exchange Network (BA:IEN) quarterly meeting this month on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013. BA:IEN members are welcome to bring a guest for free! This month our focus is on networking so bring your business cards and promotional materials and learn how you are changing the aging industry. We look forward to seeing you!
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