The University of Manitoba, Lifelong Learning offers older adults educational opportunities to continue their professional development in a relaxed learning environment. Visit the Lifelong Learning website for the latest educational opportunities, news and upcoming events of interest to older adults. Learning includes videos that are part of lifelong learning at University of Manitoba.
If you would like to learn about any upcoming events and learning opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know that the University of Manitoba provides free degree credit courses for individuals over the age of 65?
Upcoming event: Healthy Aging & U
Join us on October 2, 2013 to kick off Senior's Month!
Try a variety of physical activities such as Jive & Jam, Urban Poling, Drums Alive and Joint Works designed for older adults to learn about healthy living!
All levels of physical ability are welcome and encouraged to attend.
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OCTOBER 1, 2013 IS NATIONAL SENIORS DAY!
National Seniors Day is an occasion for all Canadians to appreciate and celebrate seniors. Find out how you can celebrate the day and commemorate the seniors in your life: http://www.seniors.gc.ca/eng/pie/nsd/index.shtml
Canadian Association on Gerontology: 42nd Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting
Conference Web site: http://cagacg.ca/CAG2013/
CAG 2013: Aging…from Cells to Society
October 17–19, 2013
Halifax, Nova Scotia
You don't want to miss being a part of CAG2013, October 17–19, 2013, in Halifax, Nova Scotia!
CAG2013 features exciting and stimulating keynote speakers; oral, paper, poster and symposium sessions; and interactive pre-conference and conference workshops. There is also an exhibit hall and numerous networking opportunities. All of this is set against the beautiful backdrop of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with the charm and hospitality of Canada’s East Coast.
Did you know that in Manitoba a grassroots organization in Winnipeg is helping senior men keep busy outside of the house? How is that? Through Men's sheds, which is similar to organizations in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and England. In fact, there are over 1000 "sheds" in total!
Recently a short video on this local Men's sheds group was completed by Charles Feaver, of Young Retired. View the video to learn about some of the activities mend undertake.
If you or you know of any men who are interested in Men's sheds or wants to learn more, you can contact Doug Mackie by email him or by phone: (204) 832-0629.
Men’s learning and wellbeing research to early 2012
Professor Barry Golding
Researching Adult and Community Education (RAVE)
Associate Dean, School of Education & Arts, University of Ballarat, Australia
Patron Australian Men’s Shed Association & Adult Learning Australia, Vice President
email@example.com +61 3 53279733
RAVE’s research interest in men’s learning and wellbeing came out of a series of research projects undertaken in Victoria, Australia since 2002 for the Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board. Men’s Sheds in Australia: Learning through community contexts (2007) was our NCVER (National Centre for Vocational Education research)-funded national study of informal learning through community-based men’s sheds in Australia. That research included surveys and interviews in 25 men’s sheds across five Australian States. The wider suite of research on equity in community-based contexts since the late 1990s (see reference list below of 2007–11 publications) has helped inform ongoing Australian & international research into men’s learning and wellbeing in community contexts.
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Completed and ongoing research related to men’s learning & wellbeing is summarized on http://www.adieh.com.au/cb_pages/projects.php
Completed and ongoing research related to men’s sheds is available on the AMSA website http://www.mensshed.org/page16994/Research.aspx