Collaboration aims to start conversations about finances, health care and long-term care
TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2016 /CNW/ - AGF Investments Inc. (AGF) is pleased to announce a multiyear collaboration with the Alzheimer Society of Canada, the leading nationwide charity dedicated to improving the lives of people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, their families and caregivers.
This initiative will enhance awareness of the issues affecting Canada's aging population, providing financial advisors with the insight and tools they need to begin important intergenerational discussions about physical and financial wellness.
"At AGF, we understand the value of advice. Through this collaboration, we are committed to providing advisors with the resources they need to start conversations with clients and their families about finances, health care and long-term care options," said Blake Goldring, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AGF Management Limited.
Building on AGF's Sound Choices health care program, advisor resources are now available through local Alzheimer Societies across the country and online for both financial advisors and Canadian investors.
"We're thrilled to work with AGF on this important initiative. Dementia is becoming more prevalent as Canadians age. Financial advisors have a key role in helping people with this disease and their families make informed decisions about their future financial and care needs," said Ann Hatch, Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations at the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
As part of this collaboration and as a follow-up to World Alzheimer's Day on September 21, AGF will be hosting a live webcast for advisors on September 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. ET to provide advisors with health care planning strategies.
Mary Schulz, Director of Education at the Alzheimer Society of Canada will discuss some of the biggest issues facing Canadians as they age, Alzheimer's and dementia and how to help clients and their families prepare both financially and emotionally.
The webcast will also cover warning signs, caregiving tips and how to start difficult, but important conversations about aging.
(Financial Advisors only) Register today
About the Alzheimer Society
The Alzheimer Society is the leading nationwide health charity for people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Active in communities across Canada, the Society offers help for today through our programs and services, and hope for tomorrow by funding research into the cause, prevention and a cure.
About AGF Management Limited
AGF Management Limited is one of Canada's premier independent investment management firms with offices across Canada and subsidiaries around the world. AGF's products include a diversified family of mutual funds, mutual fund wrap programs and pooled funds. AGF also manages assets on behalf of institutional investors including pension plans, foundations and endowments as well as for private clients. With over $34 billion in total assets under management, AGF serves more than one million investors. AGF trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol AGF.B.
For further information: Media Contact, Amanda Marchment, Manager, Corporate Communications, 416-865-4169, [email protected]