2015/2016 COAG Colloquium Series - Flourishing, not languishing: Aging well in community
University of Victoria, Medical Sciences Building, Lecture Hall - Room 160
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Andrew Moore notes that we as individuals, as communities and as a nation are heading for a “crisis in-waiting” in the words of the Canadian Medical Association. ‘Why Boomers are Doomed’ shrieks the cover of Maclean’s magazine. Other media reinforce this message suggesting seniors have not saved enough, that they will not have their families to look after them and that our aging population is entering ‘The Age of Loneliness’. No wonder we all have our heads in the sand when we should be planning for our future. Let’s turn the conversation around 180 degrees. Let’s start to investigate options and strengths that will enable us to flourish to the end of our days.
Andrew Moore is an architect who specialises in community development. He has worked extensively in the United Kingdom, developing housing co-operative in inner cities, in South Africa working with women’s self-build co-operatives in squatter camps and in Canada working with First Nation communities on reserves. He is a founder member of the first Senior Cohousing project in BC now nearing completion and is the President of Canadian Senior Cohousing Society - revolutionising what it means to grow old in Canada.