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RE-IMAGINE AGING WORKSHOP #1

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Sage Bistro

6331 Crescent Rd

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

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BACKGROUND:

The aging of populations is a historically unprecedented societal achievement. Canada is now among a host of ‘greying nations’ whose older citizens may live 30-40 years past the ‘traditional’ retirement age of 65. With more people living longer, Canadian society today provides novel opportunities for connection across different age and social groups.

But population aging also poses some challenges for Canadians. For many, living longer is accompanied by increased chronic disease and need for care. This is perceived as placing increased demands on our health and social care system. While these concerns are well-founded in how our health care system is currently structured, they also rest on false perceptions of all older people as necessarily frail, dependent and an economic burden.

EVENTS:

To address the needs and issues of an aging society -- we convened a re-imagine aging cluster comprised of a core interdisciplinary team of researchers. On June 7th the Re-Imagine Aging Cluster at the University of British Columbia, will host a professionally facilitated Workshop organized around health prevention and promotion. The primary objective of the Workshop will be to invoke our roles within the UBC academy and as advocates and engaged citizens. Our ‘inward facing’ goal is to create a virtual, supportive, interdisciplinary environment that elevates aging research beyond what is possible within a sole discipline.

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When do I have to register by?

  • June 1st, 2018 Registration Deadline

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

  • A limited number of pay parking spots (including wheel-chair accessible) are available in front of Sage. The Rose Garden Parkade is also nearby.

  • TransLink offers many routes to UBC, including several express services (44, 84, 99) and the C18 and C20 Community Shuttles. Both shuttles stop beside the Rose Garden Parkade on NW Marine Drive, located near Sage Bistro and run approximately every 30 minutes. You can also walk to the Sage Bistro from the main UBC bus loop in approximately 8-10 minutes. Please visit www.translink.bc.ca for more information.

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University of British Columbia

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