Age-Friendly Communities - CURA
The Age-Friendly Communities CURA project team is working to promote the age-friendly initiative. We have partnered with other organizations to create opportunities to discuss and promote age-friendly.

2011

Age Friendly Communities CURA
Age Friendly Communities Research Forum
Winnipeg, Manitoba
June 17, 2011

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About the forum:
This morning forum will be hosted at the newly renovated Bronx Park Community Centre/Good Neighbours Senior Centre. Presentations will range from Age Friendly Manitoba Initiative (AFMI) Past Successes and Future Directions to the Age Friendly Communities-University Research Alliance followed by a tour of the Bronx Park Community Centre. After the tour, there will be a panel discussion on what former CURA students are up to. Concluding the forum will be a presentation focusing on the importance of creating age-friendly environments from a regional perspective

Presenters: Jim Hamilton, Patti Chiappetta, Dr. Verena Menec, Dr. Toni Morris-Oswald, Becky Raddatz, Stacy Boone, Melissa Sitter, and Michelle Knelsen


2010

Age Friendly Communities CURA
Age Friendly Communities Research Forum
Winnipeg, Manitoba
June 21, 2010

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About the forum:
This morning forum will begin by exploring the different features that make Manitoba an age-friendly province within a Canadian context. Currently,66 Manitoba communities have been involved in the age friendly process, making Manitoba a recognized leader both nationally and globally. Following presentations from Jim Hamilton and Connie Newman, Amanda Macrae and Stacey Miller will discuss the services that Age and Opportunity provides its seniors with a major focus on elder abuse services. Dr. Verena Menec will conclude the forum with a Community-University Research Alliance update and discuss what the researchers have been involved with since Age-Friendly CURA was first launched in 2007.

Presentations: Jim Hamilton, Amanda Macrae & Stacey Miller, Verena Menec, Connie Newman & Alex Segall


2009

Manitoba Planning Conference
Planning for population aging at the community level
Brandon, Manitoba
October 28, 2009

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About the workshop:
This day-long workshop will examine issues of aging in Manitoba’s small cities and communities. While North American societies are getting older, small centres are aging faster than large cities, presenting a broad array of challenges for planners and policy-makers. A context for the day will be set by Gerald Hodge, PhD, who will introduce the topic and give it context based on research that lead to the publication of The Geography of Aging: Preparing Communities for the Surge in Seniors in 2008. This will be followed by a presentation by Dr. Bonnie Hallman from the Department of Geography a the University of Manitoba, whose research has recently focused on initiatives to create age-friendly small and remote communities. Louise Hutton from the University of Manitoba’s Centre on Aging completes the introduction discussing her work consulting with communities that are working towards become age-friendly.  The workshop takes to the road for the rest of the day visiting the town of Gladstone and the city of Portage la Prairie MB, both of which have embraced the ideas of age-friendly communities. We will meet and talk with politicians and advocates on both places.


Canadian Association on Gerontology
Pre-confererence workshop: Exploring age-friendly environments
Winnipeg, Manitoba
October 22, 2009

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About the workshop:
In 20 years the Baby Boomers will all be seniors; can Canadian product, housing, transportation and community design accommodate this shift? This one-day workshop will examine how current research is informing development of age- friendly environments to promote health and quality of life. The workshop will be of interest to planners, developers, service providers, decision makers, gerontologists, seniors, and Baby Boomers.
Read a summary about the Exploring age-friendly environments workshop


Age-Friendly Communities Research Forum
Winnipeg, Manitoba
May 21, 2009

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About the forum:
The forum included presentations by team members working on the Age-Friendly Communities CURA research project.