Since becoming an MP nearly four years ago, Nickel Belt representative Marc Serre has made it a goal to keep seniors issues in the forefront.
Now seniors have another regional person to help champion their causes and keep issues active.
Doctor Kevin McCormick, who is the President and Vice-Chancellor of Huntington University in Sudbury, has been named to the National Seniors Council.
Serre is welcoming the appointment.
Serre says the council consults with Canadians and prepares advice to the feds on seniors-related issues.
As a council member, McCormick will engage with seniors, stakeholders and experts to develop programs that help seniors live healthy and fulfilling lives.
Serre says McCormick’s passion to improve the lives of seniors makes his appointment the perfect addition to the council.
Serre believes McCormick will have new and insightful perspective to ensure the well-being of an ageing population.
Statistics show seniors are the fastest-growing demographic in Canada.
By the year 2030, Canada will have 9.6 million seniors which will be nearly one-quarter of the population.