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NSCA Newsletter


NSCA RECEIVES OVER $860,000 TO STUDY HOME CARE CLIENT EXPERIENCES: We are excited to announce that the NSCA received over $860,000 from CIHR to study home care client experiences. The research study, “How approaches to care shape the pathways of older adult home care clients,” (Homecare Pathways) is a four-year research project that will seek to better understand the pathways of older adult home care clients with chronic and long term conditions through the home care system. The project is under the direction of Dr. Janice Keefe, Mount Saint Vincent University in partnership with the Nova Scotia Health Authority, University of Manitoba, Dalhousie University, Saint Mary’s University, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and other policy and practice stakeholders such as: Northwood, NS Department of Health & Wellness, Manitoba Caregiver Coalition, Caregivers Nova Scotia, Canadian Home Care Association and Health Canada. Click here for more information.

GLOBAL TV HALIFAX INTERVIEWS DR. KEEFE ON FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT: Global TV Halifax interviewed Dr. Keefe on the recent funding announcement for the Home Care Client Experiences project. click here to view.

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. NOTE: NSCA is offering the workshop for "soon to be" retirees and recent retirees as follows:

Tuesday, April 10, 9:30-12:00 noon, Community Health Team Office, 6080 Young Street, Halifax
Wednesday, May 23, 1:00-3:30 pm, Community Health Team Office, Bedford Place Mall, Bedford
Pre-registration is required. Email nsca@msvu.ca or Telephone 902-457-6546

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS CAG2018: MAKING IT MATTER: The Canadian Association on Gerontology is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for CAG2018: Making It Matter: Mobilizing Aging Research, Practice & Policy, October 18-20, 2018 in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Abstracts are welcomed from all disciplines and all interests in aging, including research, practice, policy and related work. Abstracts are due by April 16, 2018. For more information go to http://CAG2018.ca

WE'RE HIRING! -  2 POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: We are seeking candidates for 2, two-year Postdoctoral fellowships to begin in April 2018. These fellowships are 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.

NSCA CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF QUALITY RESEARCH!: In 2017, we celebrated our 25th anniversary. We would like to thank the many individuals and organizations who helped us celebrate this milestone. Visit our 25th Anniversary Webpage for more information on our special events, activities and award recipients.

NSCA PANEL DISCUSSION VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE: As part the Centre's 25th anniversary celebrations, we hosted a multi-perspective panel discussion, How can art and art exhibitions challenge assumptions about aging? at the MSVU Art Gallery 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. Click here to view the panel discussion video.

CAG 2017DR. KEEFE AWARDED DISTINGUISHED MEMBER AWARD: Dr. Janice Keefe was presented with the Distinguished Member Award at the Canadian Association of Gerontology conference in October 2017. Congratulations Dr. Keefe on receiving this prestigious award!

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.

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. In November, the project hosted a meeting with invited long term care sector representatives to gain insight from these knowledge users to ensure project outcomes will be relevant. Click here for more information on the SALTY project.

WALK WITH ME 2018 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: 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. To learn more and to register click here.