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NSCA Newsletter


NSCA CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF QUALITY RESEARCH!: This year we are celebrating our 25th anniversary. Visit our 25th Anniversary Webpage for more information on our special activities. We're also very pleased to announce that we received the Award for Excellence in Applied Research from the Global Ageing Network!!!

NSCA CELEBRATES NATIONAL SENIORS DAY AND INTERNATIONAL DAY OF OLDER PERSONS: On October 1 of every year, the Government of Canada proudly celebrates National Seniors Day, an occasion to honour to celebrate seniors for their valuable contributions to our families, workplaces and communities. Click here for more information. October 1 is also recognized by the United Nations as International Day of Older Persons, a day to focus on the pathways that support full and effective participation in old age, in accordance with older persons' basic rights, needs and preferences. Click here for more information.

As part the Centre's 25th anniversary celebrations, we hosted a reception to Celebrate International Day of the Older Persons and National Seniors Day on 1 October which featured the Art Exhibition Bodies in Translation: Art and Creativity at the MSVU Art Gallery. The NSCA also hosted a multi-perspective panel on October 30 as panelists offered insights into how art and exhibitions can support public awareness of the social and cultural contributions older adults make to our communities.This is the first time the gallery has featured an age-focused exhibit and will run September 9 - November 12, 2017. A video of the Oct. 30 panel discussion will be available soon.

DR. KEEFE GUEST ON EASTLINK COMMUNITY TV AGING WELL PROGRAM: Dr. Janice Keefe will be a guest on the Eastlink Community TV "Aging Well" program. The series starts on Oct 15 and each session will air at 8pm every Sunday and then replayed Monday to Friday at 2pm.  Dr. Keefe's segment is episode #7. Go to www.arthritis.ca/agingwellfor more information.

Global award croppedNSCA 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 received 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 presented the award at the 2017 Global Ageing Network/CURAVIVA Global Ageing Conference on September 19 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.

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.

SALTY PROJECT IN ITS 2nd YEAR: The SALTY project made its international debut at the IAGG Conference in San Francisco in July with Dr. Deanne Taylor presenting a poster describing the process for the policy analysis aspect of the project. Data collection is well underway throughout the project. During the next 6 months, the project will be hosting meetings with invited long term care sector representatives to gain insight from these knowledge users to ensure project outcomes will be relevant. First one of these meetings to be held in Nova Scotia in November.  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!

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/