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14th Global Conference on Ageing: Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing – From Evidence to Action @ Chelsea Hotel
14th Global Conference on Ageing: Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing – From Evidence to Action @ Chelsea Hotel
Aug 8 all-day
The conference will revolve around four key themes related to the field of ageing, and will feature prominent experts presenting and discussing critical issues. The title of IFA’s 14th Global Conference, “Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing – From Evidence to Action,” is in response to the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Report on Ageing and Health and the subsequent goals of the WHO Global Strategy and Action Plan (2016). The themes and sub-themes have been organized into four categories. Click here for more information on the conference themes. Toward Healthy Ageing Combating Ageism Enabling Functional Ability Addressing Inequalities Keynote speakers: Professor Goldie Nejat: Robotics and the Future of Healthy Ageing Dr. Andres Lozano, ground-breaking brain health research This conference is hosted by the International Federation on Ageing.
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12:00 pm Concurrent Disorders and the Mental Status Exam @ Online
Concurrent Disorders and the Mental Status Exam @ Online
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This one-hour (1 CEU) webinar will describe the most common psychiatric co-occurring disorders with problem gambling, and will explain the function of the mental status exam in relation to problem gambling treatment. This webinar will be led by Matthew Tsuda, MScOT, OT Reg (Ont), BEd, BA (Hons). The learning objects for this webinar are to: Describe the most common psychiatric disorders that co-occur with problem gambling and the importance of addressing them in treatment Explain the function of the mental status exam in relation to problem gambling treatment Understand the core components of the mental status exam. This webinar is part of a six-part series designed for problem gambling counsellors and other mental health/addiction service providers. This webinar is hosted by CAMH.
12:00 pm Deprescribing for Brain Health @ Online
Deprescribing for Brain Health @ Online
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Medications allow Canadians to live longer and healthier lives. However, some medications may carry more risk than benefit, especially with aging. The burden of medication on cognitive health cannot be ignored and should be one of the first things assessed when cognitive impairment is diagnosed in a patient. Come learn about medications which may not necessarily be helping patients and how deprescribing (reducing or stopping medications that may not be beneficial or may be causing harm) can represent an interesting approach. Presenter: Camille Gagnon, Assistant Director of the Canadian Deprescribing Network This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.

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Aug
8
Wed
14th Global Conference on Ageing: Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing – From Evidence to Action @ Chelsea Hotel
Aug 8 – Aug 10 all-day

The conference will revolve around four key themes related to the field of ageing, and will feature prominent experts presenting and discussing critical issues.

The title of IFA’s 14th Global Conference, “Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing – From Evidence to Action,” is in response to the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Report on Ageing and Health and the subsequent goals of the WHO Global Strategy and Action Plan (2016).

The themes and sub-themes have been organized into four categories. Click here for more information on the conference themes.

  • Toward Healthy Ageing
  • Combating Ageism
  • Enabling Functional Ability
  • Addressing Inequalities

Keynote speakers:

  • Professor Goldie Nejat: Robotics and the Future of Healthy Ageing
  • Dr. Andres Lozano, ground-breaking brain health research

This conference is hosted by the International Federation on Ageing.

Concurrent Disorders and the Mental Status Exam @ Online
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This one-hour (1 CEU) webinar will describe the most common psychiatric co-occurring disorders with problem gambling, and will explain the function of the mental status exam in relation to problem gambling treatment. This webinar will be led by Matthew Tsuda, MScOT, OT Reg (Ont), BEd, BA (Hons).

The learning objects for this webinar are to:

  • Describe the most common psychiatric disorders that co-occur with problem gambling and the importance of addressing them in treatment
  • Explain the function of the mental status exam in relation to problem gambling treatment
  • Understand the core components of the mental status exam.

This webinar is part of a six-part series designed for problem gambling counsellors and other mental health/addiction service providers.

This webinar is hosted by CAMH.

Deprescribing for Brain Health @ Online
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Medications allow Canadians to live longer and healthier lives. However, some medications may carry more risk than benefit, especially with aging. The burden of medication on cognitive health cannot be ignored and should be one of the first things assessed when cognitive impairment is diagnosed in a patient.

Come learn about medications which may not necessarily be helping patients and how deprescribing (reducing or stopping medications that may not be beneficial or may be causing harm) can represent an interesting approach.

Presenter: Camille Gagnon, Assistant Director of the Canadian Deprescribing Network

This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.

Aug
11
Sat
LDANR’s 2nd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser @ Cardinal Lakes Golf Club
Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region (LDANR) for their 2nd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser! Proceeds support LDANR programming for children and youth with learning disabilities.

Early bird pricing until July 22nd: $150/Twosome, $80/Single

9 Holes | Non-golfers encouraged | Prizes

Registration & Lunch: 12:00
Shot Gun Start: 2:00
Dinner & Ancillary Events: 5:00

This event sold out last year, so be sure to register early.

This fundraiser is hosted by the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region (LDANR).

Aug
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25th Annual St. Catharines & District United Way Golf Tournament @ Peninsula Lakes Golf & Country Club
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

The 25th Annual United Way Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, August 13th, 2018 at Peninsula Lakes Golf Club in Fenwick. It is one of the most premier tournaments of the Niagara Region and is attended by all major business professionals.

Last year, the tournament raised $50,000 to kickoff the 2018 Campaign. The funds raised from the tournament will support over 70 programs & special initiatives across St. Catharines, Thorold, Grimsby, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Lincoln and West Lincoln.

Join the United Way of St. Catharines & District for 18 Holes of fun in the sun with amazing prizes, silent auction and live auction, a BBQ lunch, and lively symposium followed by a gourmet buffet dinner at one of Niagara’s finest golf courses.

Reserve your spot today!

For registration or sponsorship inquiries, email Julia Misek at julia@stcatharines.unitedway.ca or call (905) 688 5050 ext 108.

This event is hosted by the United Way of St. Catharines & District.

Employment Social Enterprise 101 @ Online
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This webinar will provide you with an overview of employment social enterprises – innovative businesses that create training and employment opportunities for people facing barriers to employment, such as people with disabilities, newcomers, and people with mental illness.

The time is right for employment social enterprise development. Globally, and across Canada, employment social enterprises (ESEs) have demonstrated strong outcomes for their employees. Based on this success, and on persistent employment barriers for many people in Peel, Toronto and York Region, there is demand for additional jobs. Additionally, based on growth in ‘social purchasing’ behavior, there is increasing demand for the products and services created by ESEs.

The webinar will feature:

  • An overview of employment social enterprises, including: defining characteristics, key success factors, and outcomes
  • A scan of the employment social enterprise ‘development pathway’
  • A list of supports available to you through Toronto Enterprise Fund should you be interested in launching an employment social enterprise (e.g. grants, coaching, resources)
  • A Q&A session with a representative of the Toronto Enterprise Fund, Canada’s leading supporter of employment social enterprises

The webinar is well-suited to emerging social entrepreneurs with an interest in employment inclusion, and the directors or managers of non-profit organizations or charities that run (or are interested in running) employment programs. The webinar will be hosted in English.

This webinar is hosted by the Toronto Enterprise Fund.

Aug
17
Fri
15th Annual Mayor’s Au Marché @ 13th Street Winery
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The 15th Annual Mayor’s Au Marché will take place at 13th Street Winery on Friday, August 17th in support of the Investing in St. Catharines Youth Fund. Guests will enjoy sampling from local wineries and craft breweries along with an array of culinary delights from local restaurants. This special event will also include the talents of local up and coming musicians.

The Investing in St. Catharines Youth Fund helps young people in financial need fully participate in the recreational, sports and cultural life of our City. More than 3,000 children and youth have benefited from this program since it began in the summer of 2004. With your support of this year’s event, we can increase this number.

A portion of the net proceeds will be permanently endowed in the Investing in St. Catharines Youth Fund in the St. Catharines Community Fund, which is an affiliate of the Niagara Community Foundation.

The event takes place on Friday, August 17th from 7pm to 10pm at 13th Street Winery. The price of a ticket is $125 (all inclusive). A tax receipt will be forwarded for a portion of the ticket price.

This event is hosted by the Niagara Community Foundation.

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