Pat Irwin, with ElderCareCanada completed a comprehensive course on priority senior issues on August 21, 2007. Thecourse is conducted by the Canadian Academy of Senior Advisors,the Canadian licensee of the Society of Certified SeniorAdvisors, an International organization that has trainedover 19,000 professionals in North America. Successful participantscomplete a thorough examination to earn the Certified SeniorAdvisor, CSA˙ designation. Pat Irwin has taken thiseducational initiative to become a professional leader inmeeting the key needs and issues concerning senior citizens.
Professionals in the fields of medicine, insurance, investmentsand recreation require a broad spectrum of information toserve the needs of seniors. Whether financial, medical orsocial, senior concerns are different from other age groups.The Canadian Academy of Senior Advisors keeps the professionalabreast of all these issues by providing education, monthlyupdates, support and marketing assistance regarding new developments,practices, and research about senior citizens in Canada today.
In the history of the world, two-thirds of all people whohave lived past the age of 65 are alive today. In Canada,seniors (age 65 and older) number almost four million andwill continue to rapidly increase, leading a shift in populationdistribution by age never before seen. This demographic shiftrequires an educated response in how professionals work withthe challenges and opportunities seniors face.
As a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA), Pat Irwin will participateannually in continuing education provided by the Academy.The CSA membership will ensure that Pat remains an informedprofessional for the 50 plus and senior citizens.
Canadian Academy of Senior Advisors Inc.