Ageism and Communications workshop

Registration open: Ageism and Communications workshops

The Centre on Aging will be hosting two separate half day workshops. The morning workshop will focus on ageism and communications; followed by a second workshop discussing healthy aging workshops, with a focus on the World Health Organization’s Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health in the afternoon.

The morning half day workshop will focus on ageism and communications, providing sound information and practical solutions for how to communicate effectively about aging-related issues. This is a great opportunity to make connections with community members or staff at senior serving organizations. The Ageism and Communications Workshops will be held during the morning this fall in the following communities:

  • Friday, September 27 | Beausejour
    9:30 am–12:00 pm (Registration opens at 9:00 am)
    Beau-head Senior Citizen’s Association,  645 Park Ave
    NOTE: Registration closes September 19
  • Wednesday, October 2 | Dauphin 
    9:30 am–12:00 pm (Registration opens at 9:00 am)
    Dauphin Multi-Purpose Senior Centre, 55 – 1st Avenue S.E.
    NOTE: Registration closes September 24
  • Thursday, October 3 | The Pas
    9:30 am–12:00 pm (Registration opens at 9:00 am)
    Wescana Inn, 439 Fischer Avenue 
    NOTE: Registration closes September 25

A light lunch will be provided to participants after the workshop.

Registration information

There is no cost to attend the workshops, but pre-registration is required. Complete the online workshop registration form.

  1. Registration for each workshop will close one week prior to the event date.
  2. Complete the online registration form (separate registration form for Beausejour, Dauphin, and The Pas workshops). There is one registration form for the two separate workshops and attendees should indicate which workshop they are attending: Ageism and Communications, Healthy Aging, or both.
    *You must have an email address to register online
  3. Contact the Centre to register by phone: 204-474-8754 if you cannot register using the online form.

 Need help with registration

If you require assistance with using the online registration form, view the tutorial instructions for using the online registration form.

 

About the workshops

Ageism is rampant across the world and has been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) 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.

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Centre on Aging communication and healthy aging Fall workshops

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Workshop quick links 

The University of Manitoba is committed to achieving accessibility for those disabled by barriers. Please contact the Centre by email at coaman@umanitoba.ca or call 204-474-8754 in advance if you require any accessibility accommodations to participate.