In an era marked by rapid technological advancements for health and social care, the imperative to develop a vision of aging that is equitable and human-centred is increasingly important. This 1.5-hour workshop will delve into multifaceted dimensions of aging and uncover opportunities to redefine the aging experience across the lifespan. The workshop goal is to paint a vibrant vision of a future where innovation helps older adults increase their healthspan and live connected and fulfilling lives.
A keynote address from Dr. John Beard (Irene Diamond Professor of Productive Aging and Director of the International Longevity Center-USA in the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center) will share a vision for a future where older adults receive the care and support they need, where they need it. This will be followed by researchers in the aging and innovation space to deliver Pecha Kucha (five slides in five minutes) presentations on their cutting-edge research. Finally, a panel of experts will engage in a lively discussion, delving into successes and challenges, and the importance of creating an inclusive and culturally appropriate model of aging that is affordable, efficient, and desirable.
Dr. Jennifer Campos, AGE-WELL, Toronto Rehab – UHN
Dr. Josephine McMurray, AGE-WELL, Wilfrid Laurier University
Dr. John Muscedere, Canadian Frailty Network, Queen’s University