University of Manitoba - Centre On Aging - Communications workshop
Communications workshop
Communications workshop  |  Healthy Aging workshop

Communications workshop: Reframing our views on aging

The Centre on Aging will be hosting a series of workshops across Manitoba to discuss how we can better present information on aging.

About the workshop

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. The focus of the workshop will be on providing sound information and practical solutions for how to communicate effectively about aging-related issues.

Who should attend

Anyone who communicates about aging including: staff and board members of organizations related to older people (e.g., seniors centres, advocacy and programming organizations, age-friendly community committees, etc.), government and regional health authority staff, media, teachers, students, researchers, and older people.

Workshop locations

If you are interested in taking part, the workshop dates will be scheduled as follows:

  • September 13, 2018 | Winkler 
    9:30 am–12:00 pm 
    Winkler Senior Centre (located on the Main Floor of the Buhler Active Living Centre) 
    650 South Railway Avenue
  • September 26, 2018 | Thompson
    9:30 am–12:00 pm
    Thompson Regional Community Centre (Multipurpose Room)
    226 Mystery Lake Road
    October 15, 2018 | Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes 
    9:30 am–12:00 pm
    Club D’Age D’Or 
    172 Av Notre Dame

Note: A light lunch will be provided to participants after the workshop.
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Registration information

To register for the Communications workshop,:

  1. Registration for each Workshop will close one week prior to the event date.
  2. Download the Communications registration form and save it on your computer. 
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  3. Complete the registration form and save the file again.
  4. Return the form as an email attachment to coaman@umanitoba.ca or send by mail to
    Centre on Aging, University of Manitoba
    338 Isbister Building
    Winnipeg MB  R3T 2N2  OR
    Contact the Centre to register by phone: 204-474-8754.
COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP QUICK LINKS 

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Download the Communications Workshop registration form

Download the Healthy Aging Workshop registration form

Download the poster

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.

Take part in the Communications Workshop that will be held in Winkler, Thompson, and Notre Dame de Lourdes