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  • (Top) Patrick McGarry, Michael Crockatt, Doug Norris, Sueling Ching (bottom) Louis Plouffe, Margaret Dennis

  • This morning, members gathered to enjoy a continental breakfast, network, and panel discussion on the results of the 2018 Capital Aging Report. Lead by one of Canada’s leading experts on the Census, Doug Norris, PhD, Senior Vice President and Chief Demographer presented the report along with 5 things you can do to market and serve older consumers better:

    1. Recognize the realty of today's older population
    2. Provide good customer service
    3. Develop new or modified products
    4. Account for seniors' use of the internet and social media
    5. Recognize that the older population also spends for others

    We are grateful to  Patrick McGarry, Member of The Council on Aging of Ottawa, for moderating this morning's discussion and to our expert panel Louise Plouffe PhD, Michael Crockatt, President and CEO of Ottawa Tourism and Margaret Dennis, Retirement Living Consultant who shared valuable insight on how businesses can serve this booming market better.

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