The concept of “Aging with Challenges” attempts to describe issues raised in relation to aging persons who also have exceptional challenges, including disease, physical or mental challenges, or specific health concerns. Cultural challenges will also be considered under this rubric. Part of the mandate of the CCEL is to identify “hidden issues”. Some advocacy and medical organizations are faced, for the first time, with an aging cohort, which because of disease or health concerns, have never had an aging population. Other organizations and government agencies face integration issues in the area of housing not yet fully understood. Without delving into these “hidden issues”, concerns over denial of services, increased poverty, bias and inequality remain. The CCEL’s “Aging with Challenges” Project proposes to identify some of these issues, and where appropriate, suggest solutions in law or policy.
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