It’s Edmonton Seniors Week – a week to celebrate what aging well can look like. I’m delighted to be presenting as part of Age Friendly Edmonton their initial seminar on Ways to Succeed at Aging In Place. There are 3 seminars throughout the week you should consider taking in.
Join any of these great Edmonton Seniors Week seminars:
WAYS TO SUCCEED IN AGING IN PLACE: JUNE 7 | 12-1 P.M.
Join Jolyn Hall from AFE’s Aging in Place Hub for a presentation showing how older adults can age in place successfully.
In this session, you will learn the importance of developing aging in place plans:
- A plan to prepare your home to age in place
- A plan to age well in your community
- A plan to understand supports available to you
Equipped with the proper knowledge, you can successfully age in place on your terms.
AGEISM AND AGING: UPSIDES-DOWNSIDES: JUNE 9 | 12-1 P.M.
This panel discussion will feature thought leaders for a rich discussion on ‘Ageism’ — the new “-ism”. Both the individual and society can benefit when a positive approach to aging is adopted. Current research shows that in a society where the positive aspects of aging are promoted, improved aging health and an increase in life expectancy enables seniors to continue to be viewed as valuable, contributing societal members.
BUILDING CONNECTIONS IN A POST-COVID WORLD: JUNE 11 | 12-1 P.M.
Volunteering in the community has always been a great way to give back and gain a sense of connectedness and wellbeing. In this session, local changemakers will share resources to help you get connected, outline the importance of building connections as we age from a health perspective, and discuss how volunteering can provide a key avenue for engagement as we age. COVID-19 has brought up new questions about the safety of volunteering during a pandemic, especially as an older person. This session will also provide solutions to this dilemma and discuss COVID-safe volunteering opportunities, including “offsite volunteering”