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Launch of National Institute on Ageing

Posted by Brian Shevel on 9 November 2016

Toronto, Canada, March 10, 2016 - Home Care Assistance - Toronto / York Region (HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com), the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care in the Greater Toronto Area, weighs in on the opening of the National Institute of Ageing.

The Ted Rogers School of Management has recently announced the opening of its National Institute of Ageing (NIA). The goal of the institute is to provide research related to ageing from both the health and financial perspectives. (Source: Song, M., "Ted Rogers School of Management launches National Institute on Aging," The Eyeopener, March 5, 2016; http://theeyeopener.com/2016/03/trsm-launches-national-institute-on-aging/.)

"Being in an industry where we cater nearly exclusively to seniors, it's important for us to know that there is attention being given to the reality of ageing," says Brian Shevel, president of Home Care Assistance - Toronto/York Region. "We're going through a transition in this country, and we all need to make sure we are taking measures to ensure those who are ageing are doing so in a safe and healthy manner with the resources and access to services they need to continue living fruitful lives."

The City of Toronto is just one of many partners that the Ted Rogers School of Management has secured. The Ontario Gerontology Association, Sinai Health System, and the International Federation on Aging have all joined together to help guide the success of this institute.

"When you see these types of organizations taking part, you know there's something positive happening," Shevel continues. "We can only assume the research and information coming out of this institute will be beneficial in many ways to the Canadian public, particularly the elderly."

The NIA is an expansion of an initiative launched last year called Pension Innovative Research (PIR). This more recent launch is an attempt to broaden the scope of how ageing is viewed and is one of the only institutes of its kind to include the financial aspects of ageing. The NIA aims to allow ageing Canadians to remain independent, engaged, and a productive part of the society.

"When you look at those goals, they match nearly precisely with what we aim to do here at Home Care Assistance. When we see goals that align so closely, we have to acknowledge that this is the start of something that can help improve the transition of our ageing population," Shevel concludes.

Home Care Assistance - Toronto/York Region provides caregivers who are specially trained to assist seniors practically and with sensitivity. More information can be found at www.HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com.

Brian ShevelAuthor: Brian Shevel
About: I am originally from South Africa from a small city called Bloemfontein. After I completed my education, I went to work with my late-father who had a wholesale business selling clothes and shoes to retail stores around the country. I was in the business till I left for Canada in 1993. In Canada, I have run several businesses in a variety of industries. Although I experienced success, I missed helping people. I learned from my parents that helping seniors was important to their well-being and of great value to the community. Volunteer work remains a priority in my life. I am a past president of Bnai Brith and serve on many other committees.
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