Building age-friendly communities | Samir Sinha | TEDxStouffville by TEDx Talks   4 years ago

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. People are living longer than ever before. Are they living well? Dr. Samir Sinha is a geriatrician with some smart advice for developing age-friendly communities.

Dr. Samir Sinha is a passionate and respected advocate for the needs of older adults.Dr. Sinha currently serves as the Director of Geriatrics at Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals in Toronto and in 2012 he was appointed by the Government of Ontario government to serve as the expert lead of the Ontario's Seniors Strategy. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Family and Community Medicine, and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also serves as the Chair of the Health Professionals Advisory Committee of the Toronto Central LHIN, is a Medical Advisor to the Toronto Central CCAC and an Associate Fellow with interRAI.

A Rhodes Scholar, after completing his undergraduate medical studies at the University of Western Ontario, he obtained a Masters in Medical History and a Doctorate in Sociology at the University of Oxford’s Institute of Ageing. After returning to pursue postgraduate training in Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto, Dr. Sinha went to the United States where he served as the inaugural Erickson/Reynolds Fellow in Clinical Geriatrics, Education and Leadership at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Sinha's breadth of international training and expertise in health policy and the delivery of services related to the care of the elderly have made him a highly regarded expert in the care of older adults. He has consulted and advised hospitals and health authorities in Britain, Canada, the United States and China on the implementation and administration of unique, integrated and innovative models of geriatric care that reduce disease burden, improve access and capacity and ultimately promote health.



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