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Halifax to host healthy aging conference for seniors today

Concerned seniors and leading experts are invited to take part in a national conversation today on what healthy aging should look like in Canada.
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Concerned seniors and leading experts are invited to take part in a national conversation today on what healthy aging should look like in Canada.

The free day long health conference for seniors is taking place at the Atlantica Hotel - the goal is to educate members, policy makers, business leaders, and older adults about key aspects of health and aging in Canada.

Presentations will focus on areas like innovations in vaccinology, dementia research, diabetes medications, and technologies that support seniors as they age.

Spokesperson for CARP Nova Scotia, a non profit organization that advocates for the elderly, Bill VanGorder telling NEWS 95.7 that the conference will be for both seniors and policy makers on where to look at making big, impactful changes.

"And we're gathering together medical professionals, government people, and people that aged themselves, all of whom are concerned about the health and health system in Canada, both federally and provincially," explains VanGorder.

He goes on to state that changes are needed within the healthcare system in this country.

"Seniors do have a responsibility to look after their own health, that's why we've got Barbara Adams talking about falls prevention, that's why we've got Doctor Ken Rockwood talking about the need to exercise, get out, to walk, to keep your body in shape," says VanGorder. "And that'll help both your body and your mind be healthier longer."

The free conference includes a complimentary lunch, and will wrap up around 4 o'clock in the afternoon with a reception to follow.


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