The forecast by the United Nations that worldwide population of 60 years and over is to rise by 56% between 2015 and 2030, places a call for immediate action on us all. This demographic change will not only impact our demand for healthcare but will stretch the use of other infrastructure that will support the wellbeing of the group in question.
A notable article published on Health Canada Journal provides insight into how older-adults perceived health. It related health as being independent in daily activities, free from illness or able to manage symptoms, having a positive acceptive attitude towards aging, and staying connected with people, community and environment. Such views denote the complexity of what good health in older adults should entail.
JBS Medicare Services has identified a need for a paradigm shift from the traditional, reactive health and wellness approach to a more contemporary proactive approach that emphasises total active and healthy lifestyle.
JBS Medicare conference on Healthier Aging will discuss new innovations in the areas of health management and prevention, health education and assessments that can support our younger population so they do not become a dependent and frail older people. The gathering will identify priority actions required to strengthen our rising aging network through co-designing health programs and clinical services that will inspire active living practices among elders with the collaboration of their caregivers.
It is therefore, our pleasure to invite you to explore with us opportunities for improving and optimising healthcare services to our seniors. Among other accomplishment, the conference will challenge common assumptions of aging and seek to promote a culture where older adults are viewed as vibrant, treasured and productive members of society.