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Age-Friendly Niagara Network Community Forum 9:00 am
Age-Friendly Niagara Network Community Forum @ Meridian Community Centre
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The AFNN, in partnership with the Pelham Seniors Advisory Committee, is hosting a Niagara-wide forum at the newly-opened Meridian Community Centre in Fonthill. This event will provide updates on developments in research on aging; explore the positive effects, for Niagara, of older adults of all income levels having access to a range of suitable housing options; and engage people in Age-Friendly action that creates the conditions for aging well in neighbourhoods across the region. Participants will include older adults from across Niagara, newly-appointed municipal Seniors and Age-Friendly advisory committee members, recently-elected and returning municipal council members, as well as individuals whose focus is on lifespan wellness. Speakers will include Dr. Parminder Raina, lead investigator for the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging; Sarah Webster, Knowledge Broker with the Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program (and Niagara Connects Sr. KB); Arlene Etchen, Knowledge Mobilization, CMHC (who will share her ‘hot off the press’ work showing the relationship between social inclusion and housing options); and municipal Age-Friendly leaders in Thorold who are working to better understand ways to improve access to a range of housing options for older people in our community. This event is hosted by the Age-Friendly Niagara Network.
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Physical Literacy for Older Adults 12:30 pm
Physical Literacy for Older Adults @ Kiwanis Aquatic Centre
Feb 15 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
This half-day workshop will introduce participants to a new training program designed to integrate physical literacy development into activity for older adults. The activities presented can be easily implemented by a recreation leader or health care worker. Workshop participants will be introduced to the concepts of physical literacy and encouraged to try activities that create durability. If you are a recreation leader, health care worker, exercise specialist or volunteer who care about the importance of quality programming for older adults, please register for one of the free workshops offered by the City of St. Catharines.
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Age-Friendly Niagara Consultation: 5-Year Review of Niagara’s 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Action Plan (HHAP) 9:00 am
Age-Friendly Niagara Consultation: 5-Year Review of Niagara’s 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Action Plan (HHAP) @ BCM Insurance Co. - Community Room
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
This event will support the 5-year review of Niagara Region’s 10-year Housing and Homelessness Action Plan (HHAP). It will provide the Age-Friendly Niagara Network an opportunity to: Hear about the recent and ongoing work of the HHAP Share about the experience of older adults related to housing and homelessness from 2013-2018 (the first 5 years of the HHAP) Review and validate input received from community stakeholders through the 5-year review process Provide input on the housing needs of older adults and how those needs could be addressed in 2019-2023 (the next 5 years of the HHAP) Refreshments will be provided. Space is limited to 50 participants. RSVP to Jennifer McKenzie by phone (905-980-6000 ext. 3808) or email (Jennifer.McKenzie@niagararegion.ca). For more information, please contact Jeffrey Sinclair, Homelessness Action Plan Advisor, Homelessness Services, Niagara Region by phone (905-980-6000 ext. 3814) or email (Jeffrey.Sinclair@niagararegion.ca). This event will be held in the Community Room at BCM Insurance Co. Plenty of free parking is available behind the building. Please enter through the front doors. The Community Room is at the back of the building, past the main reception desk. This event is hosted by Niagara Region and the Age-Friendly Niagara Network.
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Taking Action Against Abuse of Older Adults: Certificate Workshop 9:00 am
Taking Action Against Abuse of Older Adults: Certificate Workshop @ Grantham Lions Club
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Crime Stoppers Niagara, in partnership with the Niagara Elder Abuse Prevention Network and the Alzheimer Society of Niagara is offering a free one-day workshop. 9:20 – Opening Remarks 9:30-10:30 – Finding Your Way with Jessica Pace, Alzheimer Society of Niagara, focusing on supporting people with dementia to stay engaged in their community while mitigating the risks of wandering and going missing. 10:45-12:00 – Abuse of Older Adults, Be Part of the Solution with Dion McParland, Niagara Elder Abuse Prevention Network & Alzheimer Society of Niagara: Introductory workshop will provide awareness of abuse of older adults to front-line staff and volunteers; to gain awareness, develop best practices in responding to abuse, by learning communication skills and directing to the appropriate resources, and be part of the solution. 12:00-12:45 – Lunch 12:45-3:15 – Abuse of Older Adults, Be Part of the Solution Limited spots available. If you wish to attend, please call Sara Stevens at 905-938-5463 by February 18, 2019. This workshop is hosted by Crime Stoppers Niagara, the Elder Abuse Prevention Network, and the Alzheimer Society of Niagara.
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Business of Ageing Niagara Network: Protirement, Not Retirement 5:30 pm
Business of Ageing Niagara Network: Protirement, Not Retirement @ Niagara College, Welland Campus - Room AH255
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Ellis Katsof, MSW and author of Life 3.0 speaks on “Protirement not Retirement” There are dozens of books telling us how to plan financially for retirement but few people plan properly for their future lives. Ellis interviewed over 100 baby boomers from all walks of life who reached the next capture of their lives and were left wondering “What’s Next?” Come hear insights and ideas to start you on a planned path to creating a fulfilling third chapter of your life. This event is hosted by the Business of Ageing Niagara Network.
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