June 21, 2018 from 12-1PM EDT. Join Jim Diers and Paul Born for this webinar as they discuss how we bring 'community' back into neighbourhoods and create more vibrant connections in the places we live. Click here for more information or to register.
Tuesday, June 19 from 12-1 PM EDT. Join this webinar as Jordana Maisel and Brittany Perez give a presentation about inclusive design and age-friendly communities. Inclusive design is becoming a higher priority across municipalities due to the increasing societal focus on preventative health outcomes, community participation and engagement, and an aging population. Register here.
Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 1-2 PM EDT. Former mayor of Kingston, Helen C. Cooper, will present the Oasis Model during this webinar. Oasis is a grass-roots developed program for seniors operating out of a privately owned and operated apartment building in central Kingston. Since its inception in 2008, Oasis has rested on the philosophy that the seniors who choose to become members of Oasis have an integral role to play in determining their own programming. Oasis focuses on the social determinants of health common to all seniors, including social inclusion, physical activity, good nutrition and enhanced health and social service navigation. Recently, Oasis has gained province-wide recognition as a successful alternative housing model for older adults who often cannot afford private residential care. Register here.
Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 1-2 PM EDT. During this webinar, Jen Recknagel will present on a research-through-storytelling project aimed at uncovering grassroots models of seniors’ supportive living that are emerging across Canada and the United States. It employs a lead user approach to explore initiatives that address the issues of aging in place and senior social isolation, and presents a distillation of key insights and emergent principles extracted from ethnographic site visits. Register here.
May 17, 2018 from 1 to 2 PM EST join Felicia White for this presentation on the Dementia Friendly Communities approach, linkages to age-friendly communities and how to include these practices within your current work. Click here for more information and to register.
Tuesday April 24th from 1-2PM EST. During this webinar, Bonnie Schroeder will review why older adults are isolated and how this isolation differs from loneliness and solitude. Rachel Sutcliffe will then present findings from an Ottawa-based program entitled “Seniors Centre Without Walls”. Nancy Angus will conclude the presentation by describing the “Grand Individuals Aging with Neighbours in Thunder Bay” (GIANTS) program. For more information or to register please click here.
May 1st, 3:30-4:30 PM EST. Join Liz Skelton and Liz Weaver as they explore the dynamic role of leadership in community change efforts. They will discuss the paradox of including diverse voices and balancing the power dynamics. To learn more or register click here.