2016 press releases
ICAA’s CEO to delve into impacts of changing demographics and workforce aging at international conference
Colin Milner to present at and participate in global think tank
(VANCOUVER, BC, March 21, 2016)--At the 4th International Strategy Conference on Safety and Health at Work (ISC2016), being held this week in Dresden, Germany, International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) CEO Colin Milner will deliver a message to attendees that “Embracing an aging workforce is good business.” This keynote presentation will look at how demographic change will affect the workplace – in fact, how it is already having an impact – plus present a vision of the future workforce. Milner was also invited to participate in ISC2016’s global think tank by organizers German Social Accident Insurance (Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung [DGUV]), the World Health Organization, and other international and national institutions.
As the head of ICAA, the professional association that leads, connects and defines the active-aging industry, Milner is considered one of the world’s most innovative thinkers on aging and aging-related issues. The World Economic Forum tapped his expertise for its Global Agenda Council on Aging Society, on which he served as a member for six years. Milner brings his knowledge and experience to ISC2016, noting that the meeting’s outcomes may set the tone for workplace safety and health for a truly multigenerational workforce.
“A growing body of research is shifting the expectations of an aging population, leading to calls for society and workplaces to embrace seasoned employees and the potential they offer,” says Milner. “It is time to replace outdated models with ones that include all generations so as to improve the quality of work and life for all ages.”
Active aging is a key solution for many of the challenges associated with population aging, according to Milner. This approach to aging supports older adults in leading lives that are as full, healthy and productive as possible, so they – and society – may reap the benefits of increased longevity.
About the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)
The International Council on Active Aging® is the professional association that leads, connects and defines the active-aging industry. ICAA supports professionals who develop wellness facilities, programs and services for adults over 50. The association is focused on active aging – an approach to aging that helps older adults live as fully as possible within all dimensions of wellness (i.e., physical, social, environmental, vocational, intellectual, emotional and spiritual) – and provides its members with education, information, resources and tools. As an active-aging educator and advocate, ICAA has advised numerous organizations and governmental bodies, including the US Administration on Aging, the National Institute on Aging (one of the US National Institutes of Health, the US Department of Health and Human Services, Canada’s Special Senate Committee on Aging, the European Commission, and the British Columbia ministries of Health, and Healthy Living and Sport.
Contact: Colin Milner, CEO, ICAA
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