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RE-IMAGINE AGING WORKSHOP #2

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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 at the University of British Columbia comprised of a core interdisciplinary team of researchers.

This workshop will build on the ideas generated at the first Re-Imagine Aging workshop last June. The focus will be to develop a strategic plan and action plan to guide the work of the Re-Imagine Aging Cluster.

This workshop will begin with a 40-minute interdisciplinary panel by our three experts who are known to ‘catalyze’ discussion that will challenge us to re-imagine aging:

Dr. Heather Mckay

Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Family Practice, UBC

Dr. Judy Segal

Professor, Department of English Language & Literatures, UBC

Dr. John Oliffe

Professor, Associate Director, School of Nursing, UBC

Following a larger group discussion, smaller groups will delve further into discussing draft strategic plan elements including a vision, mission, values, specific goals and action items.


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When do I have to register by?

  • October 15th, 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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