Our Aging World
Dr. Blair Roblin got his PhD in health services research and gerontology just one year before his retirement. Inspired by the way society deals with aging, Roblin wanted to study and research a problem he thought was very real in our lives; what’s going to happen to us when we get old, and how can we support ourselves?
Roblin obviously didn’t start his career in the gerontology field. He spent most of his life working in finance. With his imminent retirement fast approaching, he plans on focusing solely on his research and keynote speaking in the future.
Roblin studies many social challenges faced by the elderly, including economics, health care, employment, legal rights, and technological trends.
Roblin is also an advocate. He talks to his audience about challenges he knows they will someday face, if they aren’t already facing them, and informs them of ways they can help themselves that they might not have otherwise been aware of. He talks about the aging population we face today, with more elderly people than there are young, and the realities of people working well past retirement age to support themselves.
Roblin dedicates a lot of his time towards comforting people. He conducts his research with the intent of sharing it and bettering society. We knew right away we wanted to infuse that guiding principle within the fundamental design of his website. We crafted his site, Our Aging World, to be approachable, simple, and friendly.
It perfectly embodies who Roblin is as a person and how he conducts his work.