Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 11:00am – 12:30pm
This session is included in your CAG2017 registration fee.
Seniors comprise the fastest-growing age group in Canada – a trend that is expected to continue for the next several decades. This is a fortunate result of the medical, scientific and social advancements that represent life in 21st century Canada. However, as a country, we have not yet come to terms with how best to support our seniors. Canadians want to age at home, and traditionally this means greater responsibility for care and support rests with family, friends and community. But, at what price? How should we balance the need, and desire, for people to be in the workplace with raising a family and caring for their elderly?
Drawing on a research, experience and a recent survey of working daughters by Home Instead Senior Care, this workshop will invite discussion on the impact to women as caregivers, who are balancing the multiple roles in their lives while caregiving for aging parents. Is the demographic shift triggering a new equity issue? Participants will be invited to share their thoughts, experiences and offer policy recommendations that recognize the new social context and help to inform a cohesive clear strategy to enable families, communities and businesses to realize their goals.
The workshop will be presented and facilitated by Julie Donaldson, Owner Home Instead Winnipeg and Marg McAlister, Consultant.