Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 12 - 1 p.m. Eastern - There is accumulating evidence that healthy diets support brain health in old age and decrease the risk of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. This presentation will summarize findings from the most recent studies that relate nutrients, food groups, and diet patterns to brain health. We will also introduce the Brain Health Food Guide, a tool developed by a group of Canadian researchers as part of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging. Finally, the presentation will briefly discuss some of the nutrition issues facing individuals living with cognitive impairment.
Thursday, September 24, All-day event -Join us as we celebrate Arts and Aging Day Canada – a day devoted to highlighting arts-based activities for older adults across the sector.
We invite you to share your organization’s arts activities, creations and experiences through social media. From choirs to poetry, visual arts to dance, we want to highlight all the ways the arts are engaging and supporting Canadian older adults, both in-person, and virtually. This day is a great opportunity for you to learn from colleagues across the country and find new ideas to bring back to your own workplace.
Wednesday, October 7, 12 pm Eastern -Health Literacy refers to a person’s ability to access, understand and act on health related information. The complexity of the message and the health professional’s ability to communicate clearly are important contributing factors.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 12 - 1 p.m. Eastern - brainXchange, Alzheimer Society of Canada and the CCNA proudly present: Ageism’s influence on how older people are viewed and how they view themselves. In this webinar, we will discuss age stereotypes and ageism from a number of perspectives. First, we will review how ageist portrayals of older people permeate the media. Second, we will present the content of age stereotypes and discuss how they lead to ageist behavior and how this can affect how older people view themselves. Last, we will touch upon implications for how people living with dementia are likely stigmatized and also suggest ways to mitigate age stereotypes and ageist behaviour.
Two Events: Monday, July 6th, 12:00 pm and Monday, July 13th, 12:00 pm - Falling Through the Cracks: Greg’s Story is a short film on Greg Price’s journey through the healthcare system. The 30 minute film gives a glimpse of who Greg was and focuses on the events of his healthcare journey that ended in his unexpected and tragic death. In spite of the sadness of Greg’s Story, the message of the film is intended to inspire positive change and improvement in the healthcare system.
Friday, June 26, 7:00 a.m. - COVID-19 has brought with it many unprecedented challenges, particularly regarding the impacts on older people. Volunteerism has become a critical pillar of community support, with many older people contributing to the COVID-19 response. Following a remarkable outpouring of support from volunteers in Wales, Ms. Ruth Marks, Chief Executive of Wales Council for Voluntary Action looks ahead to life after lockdown and explores practices that must be continued in the voluntary sector in the future.
FRIDAY, JUNE 19, at 7:00 AM. COVID-19 has brought with it many unprecedented challenges, particularly regarding the impacts on older people. In light of June being Elder Abuse Awareness Month, one distressing challenge is the increased susceptibility to abuse and financial exploitation facing older people today. With opening remarks by Ms. Kimberley Whaley, founding partner of Whaley Estate Litigation Partners in Toronto, Canada, this Town Hall will discuss ethical concerns and legal challenges facing older people and their families both in the community and in health care facilities.
June 3rd, 2020 at 1PM EST. Join Ron Baecker & Stephanie Gagne as they discuss the FamliNet app that aims to prevent social isolation by offering older adults an easy way to connect with family and friends. To learn more or to register click here.
Wed. May 20, 2020 at 1PM EST. Join this online forum for older adults and caregivers from the AGE-WELL network to share their lived experience during the pandemic. Information about how AgeTech solutions are being used during the pandemic will be shared. To learn more or to register click here.