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United Way British Columbia: CLOSING THE GAPS – ADVANCING EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE AND RECOVERY FOR OLDER ADULTS
September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
This webinar will feature Dr. Samir Sinha, lead author of the recent Canadian Red Cross and National Institute on Aging White Paper that offers evidence-informed expert recommendations to Improve Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery for Older Adults Across Canada.
About Dr. Samir Sinha:
Dr. Samir Sinha is the Director of Geriatrics at Sinai Health System and the University Health Network in Toronto and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and the Director of Health Policy Research at Ryerson University’s National Institute on Ageing.
A Rhodes Scholar, Dr. Sinha is a highly regarded clinician and international expert in the care of older adults. He is the Architect of the Government of Ontario’s Seniors Strategy and in 2014, Maclean’s proclaimed him to be one of Canada’s 50 most influential people and its most compelling voice for the elderly. Dr. Sinha was recently appointed to serve as a member of the Government of Canada’s National Seniors Council, and is also leading the development of new National Long-Term Care Standards for Canada.
Beyond Canada, Dr. Sinha is a Fellow of the American Geriatrics Society and a member of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council. Dr. Sinha has further consulted and advised hospitals and health authorities in Britain, China, Iceland, Singapore, St. Kitts and Nevis, Taiwan and the United States on the implementation and administration of unique, integrated and innovative models of geriatric care that reduce disease burden, improve access and capacity and ultimately promote health.
Kristi Rintoul, Community Impact Manager, Community, Impact, & Investment, United Way British Columbia
Michelle Hawkins, Executive Director, Logan Lake Wellness
Amaan-Ali Fazal, Member for Emergency Preparedness, Aga Khan Council for British Columbia