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September 2013 Newsletter
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RTO/ERO Foundation Chair In Geriatric MedicineBy Elaine Adam
Today, about fifteen percent of Canadians are over the age of sixty-five, which is expected to increase to over 25% in the next twenty five years. The most rapidly growing demographic is the age group eighty years old and older.
It is estimated that Canada needs six hundred geriatricians, currently there are only about two hundred in practice. At their 2012 convocation, one Ontario medical school graduated 140 doctors but only one has chosen to pursue a career in this field. Through our Foundation, RTO is taking a leadership role in establishing a Chair in Geriatric
Medicine at the University of Toronto. The goal is to raise three million dollars over a three year period. The interest derived from this principal will support funding the geriatric work on an ongoing basis. Doctor Gary Naglie, Chief of Medicine at Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care states: “The new RTO/ERO Chair in Geriatric Medicine will help us create the new knowledge we need to improve the quality of care and quality of life of older adults. As well, with the leadership of the RTO/ERO, we will foster a new generation of skilled geriatricians and interdisciplinary health care providers to better meet the challenges of an aging population.”
Ways that we can contribute include direct donations and suggestions for in memoriam donations. Direct donations may be one-time, monthly or yearly. Tax receipts will be issued. Payment may be by cheque or credit card, and can be made online. Cheques may also be mailed to: RTO/ERO Charitable Foundation, 300-18 Spadina Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 2S7. For more information or to donate, contact Alanna Jones at the Foundation:
Phone: 1-800-361-9888 x. 245 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Website: www.ero-rto.org/rtoero-charitablefoundation Please consider supporting this very important but underfunded cause.