News archive - June 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Study by Anita Myers examines licensing policies for older drivers

With 14 percent of drivers being over the age of 65 and rapidly increasing with the baby-boomers, how old is too old to be behind the wheel?

A new national study on licensing policies for older drivers co-led by Waterloo professor Anita Myers found that Canada is a regulatory patchwork of requirements for license renewal, reporting practices, and appeals processes.

Read article in Globe and Mail

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New planner helps Canadians assess emotional and financial impacts of informal caregiving

Researchers in Waterloo’s faculty of applied health sciences have collaborated with RBC to design a new innovative planning tool to help Canadians assess the impact of caregiving for aging friends and relatives. “Your Caregiving Planner” has been developed by the RBC  Retirement Research Centre at the University of Waterloo as an interactive resource to help Canadians evaluate caregiving needs on an ongoing basis.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Wellbeing report urges action on the environment

A new report from the Canadian Index of Wellbeing based in Waterloo’s faculty of applied health sciences investigates the state of the environment's effect on our nation's wellbeing.

"Canadians need to counter some serious environmental threats to the country and planet or there will be consequences for their wellbeing," says the Hon. Roy J. Romanow, chair of the advisory board of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing.

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