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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 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 a photo. 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. 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!

STUDENT ESSAY COMPETITION: We are pleased to announce that the winners of the Centre's 25th anniversary student essay competition are: 1st prize-Madeline McPhee, Grade 5, Sambro Ketch-Harbour Elementary and 2nd prize-Aidan Ashley, Grade 6, Musquodoboit Valley Education Centre. Congratulations Madeline and Aidan! These students will be recognized at the Centre's 25th Anniversary Recognition Dinner on April 6. The competition, which was for students in Grades 5 and 6 within the Halifax Regional School Board, was intended to increase awareness of older adults and the contributions they make to families and society, and to foster a culture of caring and respect across the generations.  Click here for more information. Thank you to all of the students who participated in the competition!

RETIREMENT- IT’S MORE THAN THE MONEY: The NSCA is offering 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”.  Workshop is funded through New Horizons for Seniors Program. Contact pamela.fancey@msvu.ca for more information. 

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 15. 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/