Spring Research Symposium
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Centre on Aging's 5th Symposium workshop

May 8, 2018
9:00 am–12:00 pm
204 Marshall McLuhan Hall (Second Floor of University Centre) | 66 Chancellors Circle 
Fort Garry Campus

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About this year's workshop

Ageism is rampant across the world and has been identified by the World Health Organization as a major issue facing older adults. For older adults to be fully valued by society and hence included socially, ageism needs to be overcome. Unfortunately, many ways that are currently used to communicate about aging might unknowingly have negative effects. Based on public opinion research and empirical testing, the Frameworks Institute has developed a new toolkit for communicating about aging. The focus of the workshop will be on providing sound information and practical solutions for how to communicate effectively about aging-related issues.
Workshop attendees will learn about the toolkit, and then will work in groups to start re-framing aging in ways that are relevant for their organization or situation.

Who should attend

Students, researchers, teachers, older adults, as well as staff and board members of seniors organizations (e.g., seniors centres, advocacy and programming organizations, age-friendly community committees).

Parking information

Parking is available in the University parkade, as well as limited parking in the Pay Stations in Park & Pay areas of various lots on campus. You can access Marshall McLuhan Hall in University Centre via Helen Glass Centre.

Additional parking information: Parking services, Fort Garry Campus


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