While we are unable to meet in person, the Centre will be offering presentations online. Join us for our upcoming 2020–2021 Speaker Series as our Research Affiliates share their current research on aging related topics. Meetings will be hosted via WebEx platform.
If you're new to using the WebEx platform, we have put together some information to assist you with using the program. The Troubleshooting section lists several videos currently available on YouTube showing a step-by-step overview on how to use WebEx for beginners, on Android, and Apple devices.
Join us for our next presentation.
March 11, 2021 | 2:30–3:30 pm
Dying alone in the time of COVID-19
Genevieve Thompson, PhD, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Manitoba
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought death and dying out of the shadows for many people. One issue that has gained particular attention is that with the public health measures that were put into place, limits to visitors in care settings such as long-term care facilities and hospitals meant that those who were dying, often did so alone. To date, much of the discourse on dying alone paints it in a negative light; an event that should be avoided at all costs and causing moral distress and suffering in the bereaved. This presentation will explore where the idea came from that to die alone means that one has experienced a bad death, discuss if there are alternatives to this narrative we can consider and how can we best support the bereaved during this time.
March 25, 2021 | 1:00–2:00 pm
Michelle Lobchuk, PhD and Jamie Penner, PhD (c)
Introduction to family caregiving across the lifespan
Learn about family caregiving concepts through a unique interdisciplinary and intergenerational approach, taught via a blended delivery approach. The course instructors invite interested undergraduate students and community members to learn about this intergenerational course that will be offered in Fall 2021.
Students will engage with information regarding caregivers and the vital role(s) they play in providing support and assistance to those who have physical, psychological, or developmental needs. Health-related quality of life and wellness, ethical, legal, economic, and policy issues related to caregiving will be explored by learners.
WebEx registration links
WebEx link for Jamie Penner's presentation