Aging in Place in B.C., Canada: Rethinking Connection, Engagement and Wellbeing

Vancouver
Mon, Sep 27, 2021, 11:00 AM (PDT)

Vancouver

This impact of the global pandemic has been felt by older adults across all environments from those living independently in the community, to those living in long-term care, to those requiring care and support in acute care settings.

In the face of difficulty, technology played an essential role in bringing innovative solutions to older adults’ communities as many step-out of their comfort zones to collaborate and continue to perform research and innovation to keep our older adults connected, safe and healthy.

As we emerge from the pandemic, there is a unique opportunity to take advantage on the increased use and acceptance of technology for older adults and those that support them.

Join us on September 27th to hear from our panelists as they discuss how organizations across the province are working collectively to ensure technology supports aging in place and about the proper resources that are available to make this possible. We will also be discussing how collaboration among government, community, research, and business are key to create change and better serve older adults across the ‘care anywhere’ continuum in all regions of the province.

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Aging 2.0 is global organization that strives to accelerate innovation to address challenges and opportunities in aging. Aging 2.0 is an international network with 40k+ communities in 31 countries. The goal is to build community using technology and innovation to move the dial in the older adult space by sharing leading edge, best practices, and insights from multiple sectors. The organization is volunteer run in 120 cities and in Canada, there are chapters in Vancouver, Northern BC, Toronto, Halifax, and Winnipeg with events throughout the year related to innovation and Age Tech.

Keynote Speaker

  • Isobel Mackenzie

    Isobel Mackenzie

    Seniors Advocate

    Isobel Mackenzie has over 20 years’ experience working with seniors in home care, licensed care, community services and volunteer services. Isobel led B.C.’s largest not-for-profit agency, serving over 6,000 seniors annually. In this work, Isobel led the implementation of a new model of dementia care that has become a national best practice, and led the first safety accreditation for homecare wor…

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Panelists

  • Sara Aghvami

    Sara Aghvami

    Best Buy Health Canada

    Director

    See Bio
  • Dr. Richard McAloney

    Dr. Richard McAloney

    Centre for Technology Adoption for Aging in the North (CTAAN)

    Director

    See Bio
  • Kahir Lalji

    Kahir Lalji

    United Way British Columbia

    Provincial Director

    See Bio
  • EVGUENI LOUKIPOUDIS

    EVGUENI LOUKIPOUDIS

    Digital Supercluster

    CTO

    See Bio

Moderator

  • To Be Announced

    To Be Announced

When

Monday, Sep 27
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)

Where

Virtual via zoom
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Hosts

  • Angela Brooks

    Angela Brooks

    Vancouver Chapter Aging2.0

    Ambassador

  • Amir Hemani

    Amir Hemani

    Vancouver Chapter Aging2.0

    Advisor

  • Jacqueline Omstead

    Jacqueline Omstead

    Vancouver Chapter Aging2.0

    Advisor

  • Shannon Freeman

    Shannon Freeman

    Northern BC Chapter Aging2.0

    Ambassador

  • Kahir Lalji

    Kahir Lalji

    Vancouver Chapter Aging2.0

    Advisor

  • Rei Ahn

    Rei Ahn

    Vancouver Chapter Aging2.0

    Advisor

  • Dr. Richard McAloney

    Dr. Richard McAloney

    Centre for Technology Adoption for Aging in the North (CTAAN)

    Director

    See Bio

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