Event Overview

AGEING WELL: A PUBLIC EDUCATION DAY TO SUPPORT HEALTHY AGEING 

Date: February 11, 2017

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, Room Eng103, Ryerson University, 245 Church Street, Toronto

Ageing Well: A Public Education Day to Support Healthy Ageing is proudly presented by The Walnut Foundation in partnership with Sinai Health System’s Healthy Ageing and Geriatrics Program, the LIFE Institute, Programs for 50+ and Community Engagement at Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, and the National Institute on Ageing (NIA) at Ryerson University.

Our full-day event will feature six lectures from health professionals and subject matter experts. Ageing Well will focus on providing useful information we can use to stay healthy and add more life to our later years!

View our program agenda here. 

Registration

Registration Deadline:

February 08, 2017

Cost:

$40.00

Confirmation of Registration:

You will receive a ticket via email that confirms your registration. You must bring this ticket with you on the day of the event as proof of registration.

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Program Agenda

Program Agenda

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. OPENING REMARKS

Winston Isaac, Certified Health Executive, Associate Professor Emeritus – Health Services Management, Ryerson University

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. HOW DO I KNOW AND WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE DEMENTIA? 

Dr. Adrian Grek, Head of Outpatient Geriatric Psychiatry, Mount Sinai Hospital

What is dementia? How do you know if you have it? What can you do about it? The answer to these questions are difficult because dementia is not a single condition, but rather a combination of symptoms. In this talk, Dr. Adrian Grek will provide guidance to identifying dementia in older adults and strategies to address the symptoms.

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. HAVING THE HARD CONVERSATIONS: ADVANCE CARE PLANNING AND END-OF-LIFE DISCUSSIONS

Dr. Leah Steinberg, Palliative Care Physician, Temmy Latner Centre For Palliative Care, Sinai Health System

Discussing your end-of-life wishes can be difficult, but it is an important conversation to have with family members and friends. Having a plan in place that expresses your wishes for care can support loved ones, reduce stress and decrease the likelihood of being admitted to an intensive care unit. In this session, Dr. Leah Steinberg will highlight the importance of advance care planning to communicate your values and wishes for personal care.

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. BREAK
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. SHOULD I BE TAKING THIS? SAFE MEDICATION USE AND STRATEGIES FOR OLDER ADULTS

Chris Fan-Lun, Geriatric Medicine Pharmacist, Sinai Health System

Advances in drug therapies, coupled with healthy lifestyle choices, can help older adults lead more active, healthy lives for longer.  Despite these benefits, all medicines have risks, especially among older adults.  The use of multiple medicines is a safety issue among this older demographic group because they are more likely to experience serious adverse events (eg. additional illness, injury and hospitalization).  The goal of this session is to educate older adults and their caregivers about safe and appropriate medicine use and provide practical tips on how to get the most from their medicines.

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. LUNCH
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME: UNDERSTANDING OUR HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE OPTIONS TO AGE IN PLACE

Revital Shuster, Social Work Care Navigator and Anna Siciliano, Social Worker, Circle Of Care

With the growing number of older adults wanting to live independently in their own homes, it’s important to connect them with home and community support services that will assist them to age-in-place. Revital Shuster and Anna Siciliano will help us navigate home and community care options for older adults that can help them to remain active and independent at home for as long as possible.

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. MOVE IT OR LOSE IT: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GUIDELINES AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR OLDER ADULTS

Dr. Jane Thornton, Resident Physician, Western University and Fellow, Action Canada

As you get older, you may experience a decline in our physical abilities, but that doesn’t have to be a normal part of ageing. Regular exercise and physical activity are important for your overall physical and mental well-being as you age. Dr. Jane Thornton will highlight the importance of physical activity for older adults and how to improve our strength and mobility as we age.

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. BREAK
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. AN OVERALL APPROACH TO LIVING LONGER, LIVING WELL

Dr. Samir Sinha, Director of Geriatrics, Sinai Health System and University Health Network

As older adults age, they may develop two, three, four or more chronic conditions that can make delivering care complicated. There are steps that we can take to maintain our overall well-being as we age. In this talk, Dr. Samir Sinha will outline a comprehensive approach that supports healthy ageing, and which can help to prevent and manage multiple chronic conditions in older adults.

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CLOSING REMARKS

Winston Isaac, Certified Health Executive, Associate Professor Emeritus – Health Services Management, Ryerson University

Contact Us

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding Ageing Well: A Public Education Day to Support Healthy Ageing, please contact:


WINSTON ISAAC

Event Organizer,
Certified Health Executive,
Associate Professor Emeritus – Health Services Management,
Ryerson University

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    w.isaac@thewalnutfoundation.com

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Ageing Well: A Public Education Day to Support Healthy Ageing Event Partners:

 
The Walnut Foundation
Sinai Health System's Healthy Ageing and Geriatrics Program
LIFE Institute
Programs for 50+ and Community Engagement at the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education
National Institute on Ageing (NIA)
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