Upcoming events listed below celebrate seniors aging well. Most events are online, but that is changing!
Organizations offering seniors' programs have some in-person programs underway. A collective listing of online, in-person and hybrid programs for the Metro Vancouver area is available here
Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (July 26-30, 2021; Medscape Psychiatry)
Conference news here
Seniors Summer Programs Outdoors (Kitsilano Neighbourhood House)
Join Kits House for summer fun for group activities in Connaught Park (West 10th Ave between Vine and Larch Streets, Vancouver, BC) Wednesdays 1-4pm and at plazas (Bayswater & Broadway or Maple & 4thAve).
Dates: Aug 4th, 11th 18th and 25th
Survey of COVID-19: Technology, Social Connections, Loneliness & Leisure Activities (UNBC School of Nursing research)
Voluntary online survey by an international consortium of researchers:
“We are doing this study during COVID-19 pandemic to learn more about:
-how people use technology to share information pandemic;
-the health and wellbeing of citizens relating to loneliness and digital health literacy; and,
-how people are using technology to maintain social connections and build new connections.
Information and survey here. Initiated July 2021 and ongoing.
Using Technology to Fight Dementia (CanAge; Toronto Public Library)
“Innovative technologies represent an exciting cutting edge solution to support people living with dementia and their caregivers, expanding the possibilities for living a meaningful, dignified life alongside this increasingly common cognitive disease….learn about an innovative screening tool for Alzheimer’s disease, how a music program brings joy and meaning to participants living with dementia, and how technology is being considered in new national long-term care standards.”
Free webinar: September 21, 2021 10:00-11:00am PDT
Closing the Gaps: Advancing Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery for Older Adults (Canadian Red Cross; National Institute on Ageing)
“This is a recent report…that includes 29 Evidence-Informed Expert Recommendations to Improve Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery for Older Adults Across Canada…directed at Community-Based Services and Programs…Webinar features Dr. Samir Sinha, lead author of the report.”
Save the date: September 23rd, 11am-noon (PDT)
Information forthcoming from BC Healthy Aging CORE here
Caregiver Survival Guide: What You Need to Know (CanAge; Toronto Public Library)
“Canada has a caregiving crisis…This session engages and empowers participants who are or may become caregivers, guided by expert advice on coping strategies, how to connect with supports, provide care and care for themselves along the way.”
Free webinar: October 26, 2021 10:00-11:00am PDT
Engaging People Living with Dementia in Decision-Making (Canadian Centre for Elder Law)
“We are seeking participants for a series of virtual consultation events on strategies for including people living with dementia in decision making. The events will run from July 2021 to March 2022. We would like to hear from people living with dementia and other disabilities. We are also recruiting family members and friends for virtual consultation events on the perspectives of caregivers.”
Project Status: Work in Progress
Project Contact: Jess Fehrenbacher Telephone Number: 778.548.9996
Virtual services for people living with dementia (Adult Cognitive Wellness Centre, Langley, BC)
Regular midday or afternoon sessions offered monthly by qualified facilitators: Caregiver Support, Yoga, Easy Practice of Qigong Movement, Experience-Centered Care with H.E.A.R.T. Methodology™, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Pre-registration required.
GLUU Technology Tuesdays (GLUU Society; Government of Canada)
"The Canadian nonprofit on a mission to help older adults use technology to stay happy, healthy & connected. We make digital skills stick…offer free digital skills training for all Canadian seniors about Apple and Android mobile devices."
Register for Technology Tuesdays here (Recordings available if registered)
Self-Management BC (University of Victoria; Province of BC)
Free health programs for adults of all ages living with one or multiple ongoing health conditions, offered throughout British Columbia online, by telephone, or by mail. Multilingual.