APHAA Spring Conference 2022 and AGM Link to external URL.

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May 9 - 11, 2022 

Location: The Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff, Alberta


Third time’s a charm!

We have rescheduled our 2022 Conference dates and will now be holding this event on May 9 - 11, 2022.  If you have registered for the previous January dates, your registration can be transferred to the new dates. If you are unable to attend the new dates, please contact APHAA to cancel your registration by January 31, 2022.

Note that we will be hosting our Annual General Meeting (AGM) as part of our May event program. Our AGM will be held on May 11 from 9 – 10:30 am.


 

Innovation Summit for Seniors Transportation Link to external URL.

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May 12, 2022 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET (virtual stage opens at 11:15 a.m. ET) 

Location: ZOOM

This virtual event, hosted on Zoom, is the culmination of F.A.S.T. Track – a national initiative supporting transportation innovation, led by HelpAge Canada and delivered by CanAge and O’Hara Aging + Accessibility. 

Be part of a cross-country conversation connecting government officials, leaders in transportation and aging, community organizations and members of the general public to share ideas, knowledge and discuss the findings of Canada’s first-ever snapshot of seniors’ transportation.

Caregivers Together 2022 Spring Conference Link to external URL.

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May 12 -14, 2022

Caregivers Alberta is hosting Caregivers Together 2022, their first ever provincial caregivers conference, taking place virtually May 12 – 14, 2022. The conference will feature an informative keynote by Andre Picard, and a cameo appearance by Jann Arden.

Age-Friendly Housing Series Session 4: Innovative Housing Models for Seniors Link to external URL.

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May 18, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm

Location: ZOOM

In this fourth session of the series, participants will learn about innovative housing models for seniors. Participants will hear what makes the program innovative, what need the program aims to address, and the challenges and successes experienced in developing the model. Following brief introductory presentations, the session will focus on a panel discussion and time participant questions and answers.

Age Friendly Edmonton Lunch 'n' Learn: "Grey Hair Blues: Reshaping Negative Thoughts about Aging" Link to external URL.

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May 18, 2022 12:00pm

Dr. Robert N. Butler defined ageism as the “systematic stereotyping and discrimination against people because they are old.” Ageism is still present today and it puts unfair challenges on older adults’ abilities to live their life to the fullest.
This talk focuses on health care ageism. Do you recall times when you felt that your grey hair was a factor in how you were treated by healthcare staff, what treatment you were offered, and the effectiveness of your health care treatment?
Dr. Wilson will also provide strategies and practical tips on communicating with your healthcare professional.

Combating healthcare ageism requires addressing ageist attitudes by raising awareness of the inequalities that occurs between age groups. It also means raising awareness that older adults differ greatly in health status, education, income, cultural base, and health care needs and expectations.

AAG Futures' Policy Forum: Improving the Work Environment for Seniors’ Services Workers Link to external URL.

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June 15, 2022 12:00pm 

Location: ZOOM

The Work Environment requires major transformation in the seniors’ services sector. Research demonstrates that an improved work environment significantly improves quality of care. This webinar seeks to create public awareness of these seniors’ services workforce issues and research findings. We want to develop possible strategies to address these issues covering all spectrum of seniors’ services in Alberta. These strategies should include facility-based continuing care, supportive housing, home care and community- based services.

Webinar speakers include internationally and nationally well-known experts in workforce issues including: Dr. Carole Estabrooks, Dr. Pat Armstrong, & Colleen Torgunrud.

Leveraging Assets: Lessons Learned from Civida’s Londonderry Affordable Housing Redevelopment Link to external URL.

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June 21, 2022 10:00am

The Londonderry Housing Development in north Edmonton is the first redevelopment of a community housing site in Alberta. Join Civida’s COO, Mark Hoosein, for a discussion about their process through this project.

The discussion will focus on the major elements of the process: Initiation, Planning, Execution and Closeout. Specific attention will be paid to lessons learned from the initiation stage centering around the importance of needs assessments, targeting the market and the advantages and challenges of debt instruments.

Mark will discuss some of the successes and opportunities for learning from this project and how these learnings can be integrated into your operation and project planning.

This webinar is funded by the Alberta Real Estate Foundation’s Investment Grants through the Calgary Homeless Foundation and Horizon Housing.

The Alberta Seniors & Community Housing Association (ASCHA) is delivering this webinar on behalf of the Calgary Homeless Foundation and Horizon Housing.

2022 RhPAP Rural Community Conference Link to external URL.

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October 4 - 6, 2022

Location: Drayton Valley, AB

RhPAP hosts regular Rural Community Health Provider Attraction and Retention (A&R) Conferences. The provincial conference is an opportunity for rural community A&R committees, as well as interested community members from across Alberta, to come together and share experiences, learn about new initiatives related to the attraction and retention of health-care providers to rural communities, and network with other rural community members.

CAEH22: Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness 2022 Conference Link to external URL.

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November 2 - 4, 2022

Location: Virtual and In-Person

The National Conference on Ending Homelessness arms policy makers, funders, researchers, advocates, community leaders and front line workers with the inspiration, information, tools and training they need to end homelessness.