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NSCA Newsletter


NSCA CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF QUALITY RESEARCH!: This year we are celebrating our 25th anniversary and we have several planned events scheduled over the course of 2017 so stay tuned for information on how you can participate.

NSCA TO PRESENT ART EXHIBITION: The Nova Scotia Centre on Aging is pleased to present an Art Exhibition in partnership with Bodies in Translation and the MSVU Art Gallery. This exhibition will feature work that challenges assumptions about aging and explores the lived experience of aging as it relates to identity, culture, embodiment, sexuality and disability. The Exhibition will run September 9 - November 12, 2017 at the Art Gallery, Mount Saint Vincent University. The NSCA is pleased to host a reception to Celebrate International Day of the Older Person on Sunday 1 October from 2-4pm at the MSVU Art Gallery, 1st Floor, Seton Academic Centre. We will also host a multi-perspective panel on October 30 as panelists offer insights into how art and exhibitions can support public awareness of the social and cultural contributions older adults make to our communities. Please click here for a full list of Bodies in Translation: Age and Creativity events. All events are free and open to the public.

NSCA WINS GLOBAL AGEING EXCELLENCE IN APPLIED RESEARCH AWARD!: The Global Ageing Excellence in Applied Research Award recognizes ongoing commitment to quality in ageing services through evidence-based research, translation of research into practice, and dissemination of research findings through internal and external shared learning opportunities. We are excited to share the news that the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging is one of two organizations to receive this prestigious award. The NSCA is being recognized for its authentic engagement of decision makers and practitioners in research. An international community of leaders in aging services and programs will present the award at the 2017 Global Ageing Network/CURAVIVA Global Ageing Conference which takes place on September 18-21 in Montreux, Switzerland. Click here for more information.

NSCA IN THE NEWS: The NSCA gained some media coverage for our Global Ageing Excellence in Applied Research Award. Check out this feature article in the Chronicle Herald and an interview with Dr. Keefe at Global News Halifax.

SALTY FULL TEAM VIDEO CONFERENCE MEETING: The SALTY project team held a full team meeting via video conferencing on May 9th, involving almost 50 team members through 11 video sites. The team engaged in discussions and provided updates on the project's progress. Click here to view a picture and click here for more information on the SALTY project.

2017 Walk for AlzAGETASTICS RAISE OVER $4700 FOR WALK FOR ALZHEIMERS: Our team raised over $4700 to support education, programs and services to support people living with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias and their family/friend care partners. Our team included current MSVU faculty, staff and students as well as MSVU alumni, and family. Congratulations to our fabulous Agetastics team!

OUR 25th ANNIVERSARY RECOGNITION DINNER A SUCCESS!: On Thursday, April 6 we celebrated our 25th anniversary and marked this occasion by recognizing the many individuals and organizations who have supported the Centre over the years. It was also an opportunity to present awards to our student essay contest winners, 1st prize-Madeline McPhee and 2nd prize-Aidan Ashley. Click here to see more information on our essay contest winners. The Centre recognized The Alzheimer Association of NS as an organization which has made a significant contribution to enhancing the lives of older adults and their families and Dr. Rosemarie Sampson was recognized for her significant contribution to the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging. Click here to see more information on our award recipients. We would also like to thank our emcee Norma Lee MacLeod, and our guest speaker, Dr. Brian Goldman, best selling author and host of the CBC’s award winning radio show, “White Coat, Black Art”.  Our sincere thanks to those individuals and organizations who supported and attended this milestone event!

RETIREMENT- IT’S MORE THAN THE MONEY: The NSCA offers a workshop that explores the importance of social participation in retirement. The 2.5-hour interactive workshop is available to employers who have employees “soon to retire”. Register today for two upcoming sessions: Wednesday, November 1, from 1:00-3:30pm at CHT Sackville Dr. Lower Sackville, and Thursday November 23, from 6:00- 8:30pm CHT Young St. Halifax. at nsca@msvu.ca or call 902-457-6546.

WALK WITH ME 2018: CALL FOR SESSIONS: 3rd Walk with Me Conference to be held March 5-6, 2018 in Niagara Falls. The goal of this conference is to bring diverse stakeholders together (including older adults/residents*, family members, professionals, educators, policy-makers, students, and researchers) to learn with and from each other about how to support changing the culture of aging in Canada. Call for Sessions open until September 29. Sessions that highlight culture change initiatives, practical tools and strategies or inspiring research are welcome. To learn more about the submission process click here.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR CAG2017: The Canadian Association on Gerontology Annual Conference "Evidence for Action in an Aging World" is taking place October 19-21, 2017, Winnipeg. For more information http://cag2017.ca/