NB Premier’s Panel on Seniors

February 6th, 2012


Thank you for visiting the webpage of the New Brunswick Premier’s Panel on Seniors.

On the 1st of February Premier David Alward announced the establishment of a panel designed to help prepare the province to harness the benefits and address the challenges of an aging population. The Premier’s Panel on Seniors… Living Healthy, Aging Well will develop a progressive document, the Living Healthy, Aging Well Blueprint for Seniors in New Brunswick, that will guide government investments in community development, public policy, cost-efficient and cost-effective programming, and sustainable, forward-thinking strategies.

The five-member panel will be chaired by John McLaughlin, president emeritus of the University of New Brunswick. Also on the panel are Jane Barratt, secretary-general, International Federation on Aging; Larry Boudreau, former vice-president, Assumption Life; Pierre LeBouthilier, former chief executive officer, Beauséjour Regional Health Authority; and Aline Saintonge, former deputy head, Culture and Sport Secretariat. The Atlantic Institute on Aging will provide project and administrative support.

In its role, the Panel will:
● consider the transforming role of seniors as they, their families, and their contexts change and evolve;
● aim to understand the social and economic challenges facing seniors, communities and governments; and
● communicate the choices and supports that seniors identify as needed in order to live independently and remain in their communities.

The Panel looks forward to helping the Province meet its objective of supporting seniors in living healthy and aging well. For more information please contact:

Barbara Burnett
Executive Director / Directrice générale
Atlantic Institute on Aging / Institut atlantique sur le vieillissement
Tel: 506 444 3337


Please see link for the reference list for the NB Premier’s Panel on Seniors.

Please see link for MAP document for LTC-2011

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