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2017 Recipient of The Global Ageing Network for Excellence in Applied Research Award

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NSCA Newsletter

WHAT'S HAPPENING!

TEDx MSVU - AGING WELL A SUCCESS!: Thank you to everyone who made TEDx MSVU Aging Well which was held on Oct. 4, at Mount Saint Vincent University a success! Special thanks to our supporter, the Nova Scotia Department of Seniors, the fantastic line-up of speakers and the many volunteers. Videos on each speaker will be posted on the TEDx Aging Well website soon. www.msvu.ca/tedxmsvu
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DR. KEEFE TO BE PART OF EXPERT ADVISORY PANEL ON LONG-TERM CARE: Dr. Janice Keefe has been invited by the Province of Nova Scotia to participate on an expert advisory panel which will recommend improvements in long-term care in Nova Scotia. The expert panel will help government understand what can be done differently to improve care.The three-member panel includes Janice Keefe, director of Mount Saint Vincent University’s Nova Scotia Centre on Aging, Dr. Greg Archibald, wound care expert and head of Dalhousie University’s Department of Family Medicine and Cheryl Smith, nurse practitioner and educator focusing on polypharmacy and dementia care. Click here for more information.

RETIREMENT-IT'S MORE THAN THE MONEY! WORKSHOPS: NSCA offers a workshop that explores the importance of social participation in retirement. The 2.5 hour interactive workshop is available to employers or associations who are interested in helping prepare their employees/members for retirement. Contact us today (nsca@msvu.ca) for more information on having the workshop offered in your workplace or as part of an upcoming event.

WE'RE HIRING! - POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE: We are seeking a candidate for a Postdoctoral fellowship to begin in January 2019. The fellowship is for the Seniors Adding Life to Years (SALTY) project and will work closely with the Scientific Lead, Dr. Janice Keefe, and her national research team. For more information, click here.

SALTY PROJECT IN ITS 3RD YEAR: Data analysis for the SALTY project is well underway. The first publications from the streams’ work are anticipated in the next few months and findings will be presented at the Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG) in October, 2018 and the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) in November, 2018.  In the coming year, the full team will meet in person in Halifax (May 2019), a webinar will be planned to present key research findings to date and policy workshops for BC, AB, ON and NS to present the results of the policy review and the lived experiences of residents will be planned for Fall 2019.  Click here for more information on the SALTY project.