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Aging 2.0: AGING IN PLACE IN B.C., CANADA: RETHINKING CONNECTION, ENGAGEMENT AND WELLBEING
September 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
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 the key to create change and better serve older adults across the ‘care anywhere’ continuum in all regions of the province is essential.
Don’t miss out on this event and register today!
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 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 workers, among many other accomplishments. Isobel has been widely recognized for her work and was named B.C. CEO of the Year for the not-for-profit sector and nominated as a Provincial Health Care Hero. Prior to her appointment as the Seniors Advocate, Isobel served on a number of national and provincial boards and commissions, including the BC Medical Services Commission, the Canadian Homecare Association, BC Care Providers, BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry, and the Capital Regional District Housing Corporation. Isobel also served on the University of Victoria’s Board of Governors.Isobel received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Victoria and has a Certificate in Health Care Leadership from the University of Toronto.