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Upcoming Fireside Chats from CHNET

Healthy Aging and Age-Friendly Communities #1: Canadian Challenges, Opportunities and WHO Age-Friendly Communities
January 29, 2009, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
In this first of three Fireside Chats re: Healthy Aging, Dr Gloria Gutman will provide an overview of Canadian demographics and challenges of our aging population as well as the importance of promoting healthy aging by designing enabling and supportive community settings.  Advisors on Tap: Gloria M. Gutman, PhD, Author, Researcher, Educator; Louise Plouffe, Ph.D, Manager, Knowledge Development Section, Division of Aging and Seniors, Public Health Agency of Canada

Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum-An Update
February 5, 2009, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
This Fireside chat will be an update on what is happening with the
CFPC.  Advisors on Tap will share info about a new online course to be
available in spring of 2009.  Advisors on Tap: Vicki Scott and Sally Lockhart, Cdn Falls Prevention Curriculum

Healthy Aging and Age-Friendly Communities #2: Models of Implementation in Canada
February 11. 2009, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
This Fireside Chat will look at what's being done across Canada re: Age-Friendly Communiities, with support and promotion from Public Health Agency of Canada.  Our Advisors on Tap will provide insights into how municipalities and the voluntary sector are responding to the Age-Friendly Communities concept. Advisers on Tap: to be confirmed--PHAC Representative, Community Representatives

Healthy Aging - Aging with Dignity
February 12, 2009, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
In this second Fireside Chat on Healthy Aging, Advisor on Tap, Chantale LeClerc will share perspectives re: issues related to an aging population, describe the region's demographics, outline strategies and related policy changes, share current outcome data as well as how this region is evaluating their investment in these programs/services and policies. Advisor on Tap:
Chantale LeClerc, RN, MSc, GNC©), Senior Director Planning, Integration and Community Engagement, Champlain Local Health Integrated Network, Ontario

Healthy Aging: Livable Communities
February 20, 2009, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
The presentation and discussions in this Fireside chat will look at: Community health professionals play a key role in supporting the development of livable communities; What is a Livable Community? What are the principles and critical elements that make up a Livable Community? How can 'we' support more Livable Community? What is the impact of the built environment on the health and safety of both consumers and health professionals? What about collaboration with other professionals?  Advisor on Tap: Dr. Olga Krassioukova-Enns, Executive Director, Canadian Centre on Disability Studies

[Source: CHNET-Works! Update,]