NEW AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES HUB:The Canadian Association on Gerontology is excited to announce the launch of the Age-Friendly Communities Hub, a new online networking and knowledge exchange platform to bring together stakeholders and to showcase the exciting Canadian work in this area. The NSCA is a partner on this initiative. Check out their website at www.afc-hub.ca
CAREGIVNG A DAUNTING CHALLENGE: An article by Dr. Janice Keefe was published in the Halifax Herald on May 21, 2013 in the Opinions section entitled,"Caregiving a Daunting Challenge". This article was in support of Caregivers Awareness Month (May). Click here to read the article.
NSCA TO HAVE NEW HOME IN MARGARET NORRIE MCCAIN CENTRE: On April 9, 2013 the Mount community, donors and honourees celebrated the ground breaking of the new Margaret Norrie McCain Centre for Teaching, Learning and Research. The McCain Centre scheduled to be opened in December 2014 will be the Mount’s first new classroom facility in over 40 years and it will be the new home of the NSCA. For more information, click here.
NSCA PRESENTED "RETHINKING WAYS TO DELIVER CARE IN AN AGING SOCIETY: The NSCA hosted a Café Scientifique entitled, "Our Future is Aging: Rethinking Ways to Deliver Care in an Aging Society" on April 23, 2013 at the Redwood Grill. Presenters included Dr. Janice Keefe, Dr. Ruth Martin Meisner and Dr. Gail Tomblin. Thank you to everyone for your interest and participation in this event. Click here and here to see a few pictures of the event.
APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR IN AGING AND COMMUNITY: Mount Saint Vincent University invites applications or nominations for a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Aging and Community. The Canada Research Chair (CRC) was established by the Government of Canada to enable Canadian universities to foster research excellence. For more information click here and for further information on the Program go to http://www.chairs.gc.ca/.
HEALTHY LIVING - POSITIVE AGING: Call a friend – it’s good for you! You may have noticed that spending time with your friends makes you feel better. Did you also know that engaging in social activities in any way is good for your brain health? Seniors who are social are at lower risk of developing dementia as they age. Research has shown that increased social contact improves cognitive performance. Social activity also reduces functional decline. Click here to see the message from the Fountain of Health Initiative. The NSCA is a partner on this initiative.
ARE YOU OVER THE AGE OF 45?: The Fountain of Health Initiative is looking for near-seniors, seniors and their supporters to share their opinions in the 2nd survey in this initiative. To complete our short questionnaire please go to: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/FOH2/ The NSCA is a partner in this initiative.
NORTHWOOD's 3RD ANNUAL RESEARCH SYMPOSUIM: Northwood presents the 3rd Annual Research Symposium, "Current Research in Aging and Continuing Care", on Friday June 14th, 2013 at the Holiday Inn Harbourview, Dartmouth, N.S. The NSCA is a partner with this event and the program includes a presentation on results from the Care and Construction project. Click here to view the Program Brochure. Register today!
CAG 2013 TO BE HELD IN HALIFAX: The Canadian Association on Gerontology's annual conference will be held on October 17-19, 2013 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. This year's theme is "Aging...From Cells to Society" and the conference will attract more than 500 researchers, practitioners, decision makers and others from across Canada. You won't want to miss it! For more information contact Web: http://www.cagacg.ca/CAG2013 Facebook: http://on.fb.me/cag_acg Twitter: http://twitter.com/cagacg
ONLINE WORKSHOP ON CAREGIVING: The Centre offers an online workshop for health care professionals interested in better understanding the experiences and realities of family and friend caregivers. Registration is ongoing until sufficient numbers are achieved to offer the workshop. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.