Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Community Belonging: Living in Niagara Working Session @ Niagara Falls Public Library - LaMarsh Room
Jan 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Community partners are invited to join Niagara Connects for one or more of 12 working sessions in January, 2019 to review and modernize the Indicators and Measures for each Living in Niagara report Sector.

The Living in Niagara – 2017 report was released 1 year ago. Now is the time to begin building the 2020 version! The report weaves data and knowledge together, to describe quality of life across the 12 Living in Niagara Sectors. The Sectors align with the Social Determinants of Health; their combined data provides a holistic picture of socio-economic progress in Niagara.

Report construction methodology has evolved since its inception in 2008. Indicators and Measures in the 2020 report will be updated to reflect current practice and new knowledge within each Sector.

A community builds what is called social capital when its citizens have a well-developed sense of civic responsibility and generosity that is expressed through their voluntarism and involvement in the community. Read more about the Community Belonging Sector here.

Business of Ageing Niagara Network January Event @ Niagara College
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Business of Ageing Niagara Network (BANN), launched by AGEWORKS™ in conjunction with Niagara College, is a membership-based networking group for individuals who are interested in learning more about issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and targeting older adults.

Speaker: Mike Drak, co-author of Victory Lap Retirement
Topic: How to Design a Healthy Fulfilling Retirement Lifestyle

Meetings will be held quarterly at Niagara College, Welland Campus on Wednesday evenings between 5:30 -7:30pm. Each meeting will have a relevant speaker/presentation topic for 30-45 minute, then 1.5-hour networking session. Refreshments will be served at each meeting.

BANN will connect businesses, industry leaders and subject matter experts by providing a platform for collaboration, professional development and resource sharing relating to issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and the longevity economy. The network offers a forum to come together to discuss business opportunities and to share information and ideas about diversifying their markets and expanding focus to benefit older consumers and leverage age inclusiveness.

This event is hosted by the Business of Ageing Niagara Network.

AGEWORKS – The Art of Ageing Forum @ Niagara College
Jun 26 – Jun 27 all-day

SAVE THE DATE: An assembly of thought leaders, organizations, media and individuals who want to make a difference, reduce ageist attitudes and reshape what it means to age.

Hosted by Niagara College, this two-day event includes 14 dynamic presenters covering a wide range of topics from “Ageing is Changing” to “Laugh Yourself Silly” with lunches by Niagara College Canadian Food and Wine Institute.

Networking events, art displays, and musical entertainment make this forum a must-attend if you plan on ageing anytime soon.

Program and registration information will be shared in the coming months.

This event is hosted by Niagara College & AGEWORKS.


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