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Leaving no one behind? Global Action on Aging.
6:00pm-7:30pm, Jan 28, 2020
Summary: Around the world, countries are celebrating, worrying about and sometimes ignoring population aging. Regardless of national approaches, changing demographics require action to ensure that older people are part of the mission of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to leave no one behind. Dr. Keating discusses global differences in approaches to including and supporting older persons. She draws on examples of beliefs about family responsibility for the care of older persons and how countries mobilize care. Canadian data on family care illustrate the high proportion of Canadians who are carers, beliefs about the adequacy of this care and the risks to both carers and to older persons of being left behind.
Bio: Professor Keating is a social gerontologist whose theoretical and empirical research has created evidence, challenged discourses and influenced policy in global, social and physical contexts of ageing.