On May 24, 2022, the Connecting People and Community for Living Well groupofficially launched on CORE Alberta! They provided an overview of the initiative and current work and welcomed guest speaker Dr. Norah Keating for a discussion around the United Nations 'Decade of Healthy Ageing' and how work underway in Alberta aligns with this global collaboration.
An interactive space was created and participants asked important questions about Canada's work in supporting seniors!
Bio: Dr. Keating is a social gerontologist whose theoretical and empirical research has created evidence, challenged discourses and influenced policy in global, social and community contexts of ageing. She is a professor of Rural Ageing, Swansea University; Co-Director of Research on Aging, Policies and Practice at the University of Alberta; Extraordinary Professor, North-West University, South Africa; and Director of the International Association on Gerontology and Geriatrics Global Social Issues on Ageing. She has longstanding interests in rural ageing, family caregiving, social exclusion of older adults and age-friendly communities. Norah is often called on by governments and NGOs to provide evidence to inform family, social and health policy.
About the host: The CORE Connecting People & Community for Living Well Group works with community teams to adopt the Connecting People & Community for Living Well approach to support the wellbeing of those living with dementia, and carers in a way that makes the most sense for their community. This group aims to provide a platform for those interested in multi-sector community collaborative work to network, share resources and learn about this work.