July 2015 
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Retirement of Centre for Studies in Aging & Health Co-Director Dr. Ken LeClair
  
Eight years ago the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health (CSAH) was established under the leadership of Dr. Ken LeClair and Dr. John Puxty.  They launched with a mandate to be the leading source of resources and expertise as well as knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) to support care of older adults with complex needs.  Ken has recently announced his retirement and his friends and colleagues at CSAH wish to express their appreciation of his efforts and contributions to advancing the mandate of the Centre.

Ken is a visionary; he sees the big picture. Fundamentally, Ken understands that better care for the person requires us to not only change our approach at the bedside, but at the team, organization and system levels as well. He has accelerated work in the fields of both geriatric psychiatry and knowledge exchange with his ability to facilitate conversations that matter; helping people feel that a better future is not only desirable, but also possible.
  
Ken naturally approaches life with positive energy and humour and we have no doubt he will carry these qualities into his retirement. Thank you, Ken, for being a visionary leader who is always ready to dream big and keep us smiling along the way.
  
Wishing you all the best from your friends at CSAH!
 
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