About the Elder Spokesman
How I can help!
Hi, my name is Pete Aarssen. I'd very much like to meet you and to be able to share with you the wealth of information and experience that I possess in support of making a better future possible for today's elder's and their families, their communities and to the many support service organizations assisting them. I have personally and professionally experienced the extraordinary demands of elder care giving, the joys and the sorrows of supporting elders as they age and when they die. I'd very much like to help you and the elder's that you care for to prepare well for the much altered future that today's elders and caregivers will soon experience. Increasing personal longevity and unprecedented societal changes are rendering our past expectations about aging and the ability to provide for the aged irrelevant.
Today's families, support groups and care giving organizations need to prepare differently and quickly for a very much altered tomorrow. Let me share with you how we got to this point demographically, where on this continuum of change our aging population is today and more importantly, what we can do now about it personally to ensure that at least those that we love and/or serve are aware of and prepared for the irreversible realities that we will all experience in the coming generation. It is an exciting and foreboding future filled with new obstacles and opportunities at one and the same time!
This website also offers you some helpful information in the form of carefully selected recommended web-links. Links to some of the best resources and information in support of meeting the needs of today's elders and their families and care givers that I have ever found. Whether you are a caregiver, someone who leads a committee or an organization in support of elder needs, a charity that seeks to raise funds to assist elders in some way or to raise awareness and/or revenue in support of your particular role in currently caring for elders, I can help to express your message with profound purpose and effect! It would be my great pleasure to assist you and your goals.
- The Strathroy and Area Chamber of Commerce
- The City of Sarnia-Strangway Centre
- Lambton Palliative Care Conference - 2017