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Town Hall on Frailty and Resilience in an Aging Alberta

  • Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning 434 Collegiate Boulevard Northwest Calgary, AB, T2N 5A6 Canada (map)

The University of Calgary’s Brenda Strafford Centre on Aging together with theCanadian Frailty Network (CFN) and the Alberta Health Services Seniors Health Strategic Clinical Network (SCN) are pleased to invite you to a half-day public town hall to explore frailty and resilience in an aging Alberta.

 The event will feature keynote speakers and leading researchers, as well as voices from the community. Throughout the afternoon, our goal is to better understand how frailty impacts Alberta’s communities and ways that we can contribute to resilience in aging, at both individual and population levels.

 Register HERE

Tentative schedule:

Noon – 1:00 pm    Registration and complimentary lunch

1:00 – 2:00 pm      Welcome and keynote presentations by Dr. John Muscedere, Scientific Director and CEO of the CFN, and Dr. James Silvius, Provincial Medical Director, Seniors Health and Senior Medical Director, Seniors Health SCN, followed by Q&A

2:00 – 2:45 pm      Panel: Views from the Community – diverse perspectives shared by Alberta’s older adults and caregivers, followed by Q&A

2:45 – 3:15 pm      Research poster session and informal networking opportunity

3:15 – 4:00 pm      Panel: Advancing our Understandings – expert researchers discuss the current state of knowledge on frailty and resilience within the Alberta context, followed by Q&A

4:00 – 4:15 pm      Closing remarks

 This venue is wheelchair-accessible. Please contact bscoa@ucalgary.ca if you require support in relation to a sensory disability.

 In order to encourage diverse perspectives, we are pleased to provide this opportunity to participate in our Town Hall forum at no cost to attendees. Please forward to others in your network who may be interested.

For any questions about this event, please contact Ann Toohey, Scientific Coordinator of the Centre on Aging:  403-210-7208 or amtoohey@ucalgary.ca.

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