Mayor Rick Goldring’s “Inspire Burlington” Series

Information posted October 10th, 2012

The next “Inspire Burlington”, event is taking place on October 17, 7 pm at the Studio Theatre in The Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

The following quotes from Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring’s website.

We know Burlington is a great place to live, work and play and we want to make it even better. I want to address that challenge by inviting world-class, visionary speakers to fire our imaginations through the INSPIRE Burlington speakers’ series.

This series will explore ideas, frame global issues as they impact Burlington, examine solutions, and investigate ways to shift perspectives on the unique opportunities coming our way. It will be a marketplace of innovative thinking that encourages significant public participation through question-and-answer periods.

These events will provide the spark that ignites the next way of great ideas for this progressive community.

October 17, 2012 -7.p.m.; The Burlington Performing Arts Centre

Dr. Samir K. Sinha, Director of Geriatrics, Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals will be the guest speaker.

His talk  “With Respect to Old Age”

By 2036, 4.1 million people in Ontario will be over the age of 65 – doubling the number of seniors in Ontario today.

What does Burlington need to know about its aging population?

How can we prepare today for the needs of tomorrow?

What is the  right approach to designing elder friendly care systems and  communities ?

Join us as Dr. Sinha shares his expertise and highlight some of the ways in which Burlington can support the right mix of care for an aging population, and highlight  some of  his findings that will be informing his recommendations  towards developing  Ontario’s Senior s   Strategy.

About the speaker: A passionate advocate for the needs of older persons, Dr. Samir K. Sinha is the recently appointed expert lead of Ontario’s Seniors Care Strategy. Dr. Samir Sinha is a respected professional and passionate advocate for the health care needs of seniors. Dr. Sinha currently serves as the Director of Geriatrics at Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals in Toronto. He is also the Chair of the Health Professionals Advisory Committee of the Toronto Central LHIN and is a Medical Advisor to the Toronto Central CCAC.

Inspire Burlington is a free event to residents. Please register your attendance  CLICK HERE  or call 905-335-7607. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information you can also go to Mayor Goldring’s website CLICK HERE