The OGA works to improve the quality of life of all older adults in Ontario. We recognize that the most vulnerable elderly must be a prime concern in our advocacy. At the same time, the OGA is aware that a large percentage of older people are healthy, active and independent. As a result, our focus is on Positive Aging, Aging at Home, and Age Friendly Communities which contribute to independent living.
32nd Annual OGA Conference
One of the OGA’s major initiatives is its annual conference. The OGA conference has acquired a reputation for very strong programs that bring together people from all parts of the field of Aging and increasingly, older adults. The 2013 Conference was held on May 1st and 2nd.
To view the Conference brochure, which includes session information, please click here.
The OGA's Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held at 5 30 pm on May 1st at the Airport Hilton Doubletree, the site of the 2013 Conference.
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To keep in touch with developments in the field of aging, you are invited to read our blog by clicking here www.gerontario.blogspot.com
The 2012 Conference, held April 25th and 26th, continued the tradition of excellence. Some of the presentations made at the 2012 conference can be found under the conference tab.
ADVOCATING ON BEHALF OF SENIORS
To see the Priorities document developed by the consortium of 10 organizations, click here.
In meetings with the Political Parties and in our Priorities paper developed with our partners, the OGA has proposed a number of ideas to improve the quality of life of older people. These ideas are important to all Ontarians; because of the important contributions seniors make every day in Ontario.
Thoughts on Positive Aging
"you have to stay interested in things. ,,,There's so many things I want to know more about that I'll never live long enough to do. But its something to reach for. I have friends ...they say :oh, I don't care about that;I'm too old for that" They make old age a bete noire, this beast that hangs over their heads. Instead of saying "Hey, let's go".
Betty White, Actress, Age 89
Globe & Mail, May 21, 2011
JOB OPPORTUNITY - HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Sessional Instructor ON CAMPUS (May 13-17, 2013) GERO 2246 E01 Art Therapy & Aging
A PROPOSED SENIORS ACTIVITY TAX CREDIT: GO FIT
The Ontario Gerontology Association (OGA) in conjunction with other seniors' groups is proposing an EXERCISE TAX CREDIT FOR SENIORS. The Program's proposed name would be the Government of Ontario Fitness Incentive Tax credit program or GO FIT.
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AGING & THE WORKPLACE
The end of mandatory retirement and an increase in healthier living has resulted in more seniors in the workplace. As a result, many workplaces now have FOUR generations in their workforce. Each generation has different values and priorities resulting in some real challenges for employers. The OGA began providing assistance to employers with a professional development session for the Peel Region and will be offering additional assistance to employers with an aging workforce. If you would like to inquire about assistance for your workplace, please contact the OGA at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416/535-6034.