Webinar Recording: Health Promotion Series: Age-friendly Communities: A Key Strategy in Promoting the Well-being of Older Adults
On October 27th we heard from Jim Hamilton, Rob Miyashiro, Sarah Webster, and Suzanna Garon on the topic of Age Friendly Communities: A Key Strategy in Promoting the Well-Being of Older Adults.
Jim Hamilton has worked with the Manitoba government, the University of Manitoba Centre on Aging, the Public Health Agency of Canada, the World Health Organization, seniors’ organizations and older people, providing leadership in promoting age-friendly communities and in addressing a wide range of complex policy issues across government and with the broader community. Jim will set the stage by talking about the cre
ation of age-friendly communities at the international and national levels and will unpack the WHO Global Network on Age-Friendly Cities/Communities.
Suzanne Garon developed the Age-Friendly Cities/ Communities model in 2008, which has been implemented in more than 950 cities in Quebec. Since then, she has been the principal investigator of the Quebec Age-Friendly Cities research team. In 2017, she
became the founding director of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Age-Friendly Environments. Suzanne will describe the implementation of age-friendly communities in Quebec, and how the Quebec network works.
Rob Miyashiro has been Executive Director in the Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization for 34 years. He has served two terms on Lethbridge City Council. He is Chair of Age-Friendly Lethbridge and is the Alberta rep on the Pan-Canadian Age-Friendly Communities Reference Group (organized by the Public Health Agency of Canada). Rob will talk about his and his City’s involvement in age-friendly communities and how it works at the municipal level.Sarah Webster, Manager, Centre for S tudies in Aging and Health. Sarah will speak about the Ontario Age-Friendly Communities (AFC) Outreach Program (who they are, how work, funders and sponsors, members). This provincial network and program have local profiles, regional networks and interactive maps, AFC resources, webinars and a knowledge exchange platform.
Dec 05, 2022
- Recorded webinar