Langley MP hosts forum on seniors care

Ideas of improving seniors care are being sought from the community.

  • Sep. 7, 2016 11:00 p.m.

Langley-Aldergrove MP Mark Warawa has invited Langley seniors to listen to and share ideas on seniors care at a Thursday, Sept. 8 forum.

The event is to take place at the Langley Seniors Resource Centre from 3-4:30 p.m.

Presenters at the event include Dr. Granger Avery, President of the Canadian Medical Association, and Lori Godin, Manager of Clinical Operations for Seniors at Langley Memorial Hospital.

“I want to invite all Langley seniors to come, share and learn about ideas and opportunities for improving seniors care,” said Warawa. “With more and more Baby Boomers reaching 65, there has been increasing discussion about key needs that need to be met in seniors health care. Right now, one in six Canadians is a senior. Within thirteen years, that number will be one in four. This fundamental shift in our country’s demographics presents new opportunities and challenges in seniors care.”

At the summit, Avery will present the CMA’s vision for health care, with a focus on meeting the needs for an ageing population. “Our health system is not performing as it should, yet we spend considerable amounts of money to fund it. We need to do things differently and the upcoming Health Accord represents a unique opportunity to make real changes,” says Dr. Avery.

The summit will also feature a local health care representative. Godin, Manager of Clinical Operations for Seniors at Langley Memorial Hospital, will present on Aging in Place.

“With proactive planning, healthy lifestyle choices, being socially active, leveraging formal and informal supports, – including community resources –  it is possible to age and live at home until the end or our lives,” said Lori Godin

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