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NSCA Newsletter


CANADIAN ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES EXPERT PANEL ON DEMENTIA RELEASES REPORT: A Canadian Academy of Health Sciences expert panel on dementia released a report outlining priorities for a national dementia strategy. Dr. Janice Keefe is a member of the distinguished multidisciplinary expert panel. Click here to view the report.

EXPERT ADVISORY PANEL ON LONG TERM CARE RELEASES RECOMMENDATIONS: The Minister's Expert Advisory Panel on Long Term Care delivered their recommendations on January 15 to improve the quality of care in Nova Scotia. Dr. Keefe is Chair of the 3-person Expert Panel. For More information click here. To view the Panel's report click here.

MINISTER OF SENIORS TOURS NSCA: It was such a pleasure to meet the Minister of Seniors, Filomena Tassi. The Minster toured the NSCA offices on November 29, 2018 and we were delighted to showcase our many policy-relevant research projects and initiatives. DtL6OudU4AEq0n0

TEDxMSVU AGING WELL SPEAKER VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE: We are pleased to announce that the TEDxMSVU Aging Well speaker videos are now available online. Check out the dynamic line up of speakers! Click here to view.

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. www.msvu.ca/tedxmsvu
TEDX_-141TEDx_logo_place_RGB_CS2WE'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.