18.4.8 TRAINING MORE GERONTOLOGISTS

WHEREAS Canada has a growing number of seniors, and WHEREAS there are fewer than 200 gerontologists in Canada, and

WHEREAS medical schools do not devote enough classes on gerontology, and

WHEREAS gerontologists are the lowest paid specialists,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the National Pensioners Federation urge the federal and provincial governments to increase funding for gerontologists, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the NPF urge provincial health ministers to increase the fees paid to gerontologists in order to attract more doctors to this specialty.

Submitted by Unifor Local 200 Retired Workers Chapter Club 398