Aging in Place: A panel discussion

Zoom video conferencing platform
2:00 p.m. EST

A Free RTOERO Foundation webinar: Join the RTOERO Foundation as they host an important webinar panel discussion, featuring three leading experts in the field of seniors’ health and wellness; Dr. Raza Mirza (HelpAge Canada), Dr. John Puxty (Providence Care) and Jen Recknagel (NORC Innovation Center at UHN). Panelists will discuss initiatives they are currently working on and highlight innovative trends in the area of aging in place. While not a new concept, aging in place is garnering more attention as seniors choose to stay in their homes and live independently as they get older.

The panel will dedicate a large portion of the hour to answering your questions about how we can all build a society that supports seniors aging in place. Think about what aging in place means to you and come prepared with any questions you may have for the three expert panelists.

Register today to ensure your spot for this very special webinar.


Raza M. Mirza, PhD – Raza Mirza received his MSc and doctorate degrees from the Graduate department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. His areas of expertise and teaching interests include research methods and evaluation, medical decision-making, the socio-behavioral determinants of health in persons aging with a chronic illness, aging-in-place, and factors such as social isolation and loneliness influencing late-life social, mental and physical well-being. Dr. Mirza is the Director of National Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization with HelpAge Canada, and Assistant Professor (Status) at the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, Institute for Life Course and Aging.

Dr. John Puxty. MB., ChB., MRCP(UK), FRCP (C) – Dr. Puxty is an experienced academic geriatrician with an extensive list of publications and academic presentations and is the co-editor of two books. He has special interests in the development of evidence-informed eldercare services, implementation and evaluation of age-friendly communities, intergenerational initiatives, knowledge exchange strategies and the use of information technology to support eldercare.

Jen Recknagel – Jen merges expertise in human-centred design with a systems-thinking approach to address challenges at the intersection of health and its social determinants. She has extensive experience integrating participatory and community-led solutions within the health care system, and is currently working on an innovation program to reimagine how seniors are supported to age in place, with a focus on older adult empowerment.

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