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Preparing for Canada's Aging Population | Target of $15 million gift from Chancellor Labarge

Creating human-centred solutions to the challenges that we will all face as our society ages is one of the many goals of our Social Sciences researchers who are involved with the Institute including Dr. Jim Dunn, who specializes in urban infrastructure and Dr. Amanda Grenier, who specializes in socio-cultural aspects of aging among vulnerable older people, and is the Director of the Gilbrea Centre.

Oct 20, 2016

Preparing Canada and Canadians for the aging baby boomer generation is the focus of a remarkable new $15 million gift from McMaster’s chancellor Suzanne Labarge.

The gift, announced tonight at an event at Queen’s Park in Toronto, funds the Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging. It is the next chapter in the McMaster alumna and volunteer’s generous philanthropy supporting aging research.

“In just eight years, one in five Canadians will be 65 or older and the challenges of aging are so commonplace we accept them as normal,” Labarge, the former vice-chair of the Royal Bank of Canada, says. “Not only are more of us entering our senior years than ever, we are also living longer once we get there. A longer life can and should be a blessing but for many it can be a big problem.”

Read the full article and watch the video on the McMaster Daily News