President of Altro Americas
Day 3 Panel Discussion: Healthy Home: A Global Discussion
The world is on the brink of a demographic milestone due to our massive global aging population. This remarkable occurrence is being driven by declines in fertility and improvements in longevity. In some countries, the sheer number of people entering older ages are already challenging the national infrastructures, particularly health systems, along with housing needs. Although Canada has been addressing its aging population for some time, it is still in infancy in comparison to other countries.
Because of COVID, the importance of a “healthy home” is now taking a global place beside the aging in place movement. Given that our homes determine up to 80-90% of our health outcomes, it is only logical that they should also be an investment in our health and wellbeing.
Join us for a fireside chat with Greg Veale, President of Altro Americas, Glen Stratton, Head of Construction Sales at Altro Americas and moderated by Wanda Gozdz, ASID, Certified Aging in Place Trainer. Together they will share their lived/work experiences from Australia, United Kingdom and the United States. They will discuss what these respective countries did from both a public and private perspective and what they continue to do address the aging in place sector and how it supports a healthy home.
Family-owned and operated since 1919, Altro is a world-leading manufacturer and innovator in commercial floors and walls. We work with architects, designers, contractors and end users in healthcare, education, food service and other sectors, and from safety to aesthetics, use our expertise to help them transform everyday spaces into thriving environments. Sitting at the heart of our culture, we value not only each other, but our customers. We’ve set the standard through our commitment to product performance, customer partnerships and ventures into new possibilities. We challenge the norm to improve the ways people live and work, wherever in the world that may be.