Topics range from advance care planning to elder abuse prevention
Growing old – it’s a stage of life everybody hopes to find rewarding. But growing old graciously isn’t always an easy journey.
The Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention at UBC’s Okanagan campus is hosting a series of events this month that should help guide people into their golden years.
The first-ever Okanagan Embrace Aging Month kicked off during Celebrate Research Week at UBC, with two public forums that focused on how to define quality of life when you live with an advanced life-limiting illness. Additional events are listed below. Paid parking is available on campus.
What: Taking prevention into the clinic: Directions for reforming primary care
Who: Assist. Prof. Nelly Oelke, Okanagan School of Nursing; Anne Clarotto, Interior Health
When: Thursday, March 13, 12 to 1 p.m.
Where: ARTS 365, Arts Building, UBC’s Okanagan campus
To attend in person, via webinar or teleconference,
please register at http://primaryprevention.eventbrite.ca
What: Elder abuse prevention: The time is now
Who: Linda Myers, clinical specialist, Interior Health
When: Tuesday, March 18, 4 to 5 p.m.
Where: ARTS 218, Arts Building, UBC’s Okanagan campus
This event is free and open to the public. To attend in person, via webinar or teleconference, please register at http://eldersafety.eventbrite.ca
What: Human attachment to companion animals: Using dogs to promote healthy aging
Who: Lindsay Burton, MSc student, School of Health and Exercise Sciences
When: Tuesday, March 25, 10 to 11 a.m.
Where: Missionwood Retirement Resort, 1075 Barnes Avenue, Kelowna
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required: http://companionanimals.eventbrite.ca
What: Advance Care Planning: What he told us made a world of difference
Who: Judy Nicol, regional practice leader, Professional Practice Office, Interior Health
When: Monday, March 31, 4 to 5 p.m.
Where: ARTS 103, Arts Building, UBC’s Okanagan campus
This event is free and open to the public. Please register at http://acpdifference.eventbrite.ca
The month-long series of events is co-sponsored by the Institute For Healthy Living And Chronic Disease Prevention, UBC’s Faculty of Health and Social Development, and Interior Health.