Our Aging World
Approaching the subject of aging with knowledge, enthusiasm, insight and humour
About Dr. Blair Roblin
I enjoy consulting, speaking and conducting research on matters related to aging – the biggest social phenomenon to hit us in the 21st century. My interests extend to the many ways that aging impacts our lives, including economics, health care, employment, legal rights, consumer trends and technology.
I’m also fascinated by how aging affects us as individuals. There is a subjective experience associated with aging that defines our daily existence, much of which is ignored in our social discourse.
Dr. Blair Roblin
The aging of our society will affect us in all areas of our lives – healthcare, employment, law, housing, consumer trends and technology.
Economic Implications of an Aging Society
The economic effects of aging extend all the way from pension plans to consumer markets. As a consultant to business, Blair’s insights are drawn from 30 years of investment banking experience, advising boards and management teams on growth strategies, mergers, acquisitions and capital markets. He holds both Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) and Corporate Finance (CF) designations.
Seniors’ Health Care
Health care is the largest single expense for most governments, and seniors’ care is the biggest component. As a researcher in health care services for seniors, Blair speaks to the growing demand for home care and nursing homes, lengthening wait lists, the burgeoning private-pay sector and the gaps in equity of access to seniors’ care. He holds a PhD in health policy and gerontology from the University of Toronto.
The Role of the Older Worker
As the role of the older worker expands, management teams and HR departments strive to reconfigure the workplace to accommodate the aging workforce. Blair holds a masters degree in critical disability studies from York University. He is Past Chair and a current board director of March of Dimes Canada, whose 2000 employees provide services for adults with disabilities, including employment assessment and placement.
Blair's Recent Video
Following are a few relevant messages from Blair. Click the play button to watch it.