HPL has been working with researchers at McMaster on evaluating our seniors programs and services for several years. As part of that, we are hosting a Designing for Centenarians Community Summit on October 1st. The agenda is below. We will send out a registration site early next week but I wanted to give you the heads-up because the date is so close. You are welcome to attend or send a few staff if interested.
Let me know if you have any questions,
Paul Takala, Chief Librarian/CEO, Hamilton Public Library
55 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON. L8N 4E4
|Designing for Centenarians Summit|
|A Cross-Sector Conversation to Support Age-Friendly Services & Spaces|
|Tuesday October 1, 2019 – 9:00a -3:00p|
|Hamilton Public Library, Central Branch, Hamilton Room|
|“The world’s population is ageing: virtually every country in the world is experiencing growth in the number and proportion of older persons in their population.”
United Nations. (2016, January 7). Ageing. Retrieved August 30, 2019, from United Nations.
Hamilton Public Library is hosting the inaugural Designing for Centenarians Summit on Tuesday October 1. This one-day event will bring together a diverse range of panelists and speakers from organizations working with older adults in the Hamilton area. The goal of the summit is to convene experts and practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives to exchange ideas on how to support the needs of our aging population.
This event is free to attend; Registration details coming soon.
|9:30 – 10am||Registration & Networking|
|10:00-10:15||Welcome & Opening Remarks||Paul Takala, CEO, Hamilton Public Library|
|10:15 – 11:00||Keynote: Conducting Community-Based Research on Aging||Dr. James Gillett, Faculty of Social Sciences, McMaster University|
|11:15-Noon||Panel: Designing Age-Friendly Communities||Elizabeth Blackall (?), Branch Manager, Hamilton Public Library|
|Pat Spadafora, Aging Consultant, Kaleidoscope Consulting; – impacts of isolation and Project Manager
Hamilton Seniors Isolation Project Extension
|Jocelyn Harris, Associate Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University|
|Noon – 1pm||Buffet Lunch|
|1pm – 1:45||Session: Supporting Individuals with Dementia and Their Caregivers||Anne Swift, First Link Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton|
|2:45p – 3pm||Closing Remarks||Paul Takala, CEO, Hamilton Public Library|
Designing for Centenarians Summit: Age-Friendly Services & Spaces
Tuesday October 1, 2019 – 9:30am -3:00pm
Hamilton Public Library, Central Branch, Hamilton Room
Join fellow experts and practitioners working with older adults to exchange ideas on how to support the needs of our aging population.
This one-day event will bring together a diverse range of panelists and speakers from organizations working with older adults in the Hamilton area. The goal of the summit is to convene experts and practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives to exchange ideas on how to support the needs of our aging population.
- Opening Keynote by Dr. James Gillett, Associate Professor in Health, Aging and Society, McMaster University
- Discussion Panel featuring speakers from the Hamilton Seniors Isolation Project Extension, School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University, Hamilton Public Library and Burlington Public Library,
- Presentation from Anne Swift, First Link Coordinator, Alzheimer Society
- Closing Keynote by Christina Walton, Bereavement Counsellor and Community Partner, 100% Certainty Project
Lunch will be provided.