Shanthi Johnson appointed to National Seniors Council
July 20, 2012
Dr. Shanthi Johnson was recently appointed as a new member to a national body that provides advice to the federal government on seniors’ issues.
Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Diane Finley, Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq and Minister of State (Seniors) Alice Wong made the announcement in Ottawa on June 27 that SPHERU’s Johnson was joining the National Seniors Council.
“Dr. Johnson’s academic career and vast research experience in the field of seniors’ health and nutrition will be a genuine asset to the Council,” Finley said in a news release.Johnson is the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Regina, as well as a faculty member of SPHERU.
The mandate of the National Seniors Council is to advise the federal government on issues concerning well-being and quality of life for the country’s rapidly growing and increasingly diverse seniors population.
“The issues affecting seniors are becoming increasingly important as our demographics change and people over 65 continue to make up a larger proportion of our population,” Wong said in the release. “Dr. Johnson’s experience and knowledge of health issues impacting seniors will bring a unique and important perspective to the National Seniors Council.”
There is more information on the National Seniors Council on its website.