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2015: 24th Annual John K. Friesen Conference "Harnessing Technology for Aging-in-Place" May 14-15, 2015: SESSION 9 - Panel 6 - The Internet: Blessing or Curse?

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2015-06
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Panel 6 - The Internet: Blessing or Curse?

Chair: Darryl Plecase, Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors to the BC Minister of Health

Kevin Smith, BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support & Det/Cst. Stephen Wilson, Economic/Technical Crime Unit, Delta Police - “Online Frauds and Scams Targetting Seniors”

Julie Robillard, National Core for Neuroethics & Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, UBC - “Online Resources and Computerized Tools for Screening and Diagnosis of Dementia: Aging, Technology and Ethics”

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2015: 24th Annual John K. Friesen Conference "Harnessing Technology for Aging-in-Place" May 14-15, 2015: SESSION 7 - Panel 5 – Technologies in Support of Caregivers

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Date created: 
2015-06
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Panel 5 – Technologies in Support of Caregivers

Chair: Barbara MacLean, Executive Director, BC Family Caregivers’ Network

Sue Levkoff, Director, SmartSTATE© SeniorSMART© Center of Economic Excellence, University of South Carolina - “A Self-directed, On-line Training Program for Latino and Chinese Family Dementia Caregivers”

Paul Sharman, Co-founder, Claris Healthcare - “The Claris Companion, a Communication and Monitoring System for Caregivers and Seniors Living on Their Own”

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2015: 24th Annual John K. Friesen Conference "Harnessing Technology for Aging-in-Place" May 14-15, 2015: SESSION 6 - Panel 4 – Technologies for Fun, Socializing and Building Community

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2015-06
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Panel 4 – Technologies for Fun, Socializing and Building Community

Chair: William Kearns, President, North American Chapter International Society for Gerontechnology

David Kaufman, Faculty of Education, SFU - “Seniors and Electronic Gaming”

Andrew Sixsmith, Director, Gerontology Research Centre, SFU - “You’re Never Too Old to Rock and Roll: Developing a Simple Music Player for People with Dementia”

Gloria Gutman, SFU Gerontology and Robert Beringer, Royal Roads University - “Using a Web-based Platform to Foster Community and Advanced Care Planning Among LGBT Older Adults”

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2015: 24th Annual John K. Friesen Conference "Harnessing Technology for Aging-in-Place" May 14-15, 2015: SESSION 5 - Panel 3 – Technologies for Managing Your Home and Making it/you Safer

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Date created: 
2015-06
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Panel 3 – Technologies for Managing Your Home and Making it/you Safer

Shahram Payandeh, Experimental Robotics & Imaging Laboratory, School of Enginerring Science, SFU - “Smart Living Environments and Assistive Robotics”

William Kearns, Department of Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counselling, University of South Florida - “Extending Smart Home Technology for Persons with Cognitive Impairment”

Ian Mitchell, Department of Computer Science, UBC - “The People and Planet Friendly Home: Sustainable, Affordable and Adaptive Housing”

Emily O’Hearn, Injury Prevention and Mobility Lab, Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology, SFU - “No More Baggy Underpants: Will Stick-on Hip Protectors Improve Patient Compliance?”

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2015: 24th Annual John K. Friesen Conference "Harnessing Technology for Aging-in-Place" May 14-15, 2015: SESSION 4 - Panel 2 -Technologies in Aid of Mobility

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Date created: 
2015-06
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Panel 2 -Technologies in Aid of Mobility

Chair: Steven Robinovitch, Professor, SFU School of Engineeing Science & Canada Research Chair

Ben Mortenson & Emma Smith, Department of Occupational Therapy UBC and Jaimie Borisoff, Canada Research Chair in Rehabilitation Engineering BCIT - “Advances in Wheeled Mobility: From Manual Wheelchairs to Intelligent Systems”

 Mark Blandford, Deputy Seniors Advocate, Province of BC – Discussant

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2015: 24th Annual John K. Friesen Conference "Harnessing Technology for Aging-in-Place" May 14-15, 2015: SESSION 3 - Panel 1 – Technologies for Managing Health

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Date created: 
2015-06
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Panel 1 – Technologies for Managing Health

Chair: Kendall Ho, Director, e-Health Strategy Office, UBC

Sue Levkoff, Director, SmartSTATE© SeniorSMART© Center of Economic Excellence, University of South Carolina - “MHealth for medication adherence for chronic disease: The case of HIV+”

Annemarie Kaan, Heart Centre, St. Paul’s Hospital - “A Virtual Heart Failure Clinic and other Recent Developments in e-Health and m-Health for Management of Chronic Conditions”

Pat Camp, Centre for Heart Lung Innovation UBC and St. Paul’s Hospital - “Remote Management and Rehabilitation of COPD Patients”

Stephen Wilcox, Design Science, Philadelphia, PA - “What If We Had a Care-pathway Navigation App?”

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2015: 24th Annual John K. Friesen Conference "Harnessing Technology for Aging-in-Place" May 14-15, 2015: SESSION 2 - Setting the Stage for Discussion

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2015-06
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Setting the Stage for Discussion

Chair: Gloria Gutman, Professor/Director Emerita SFU Gerontology

Aida Niavarani, Market Analyst, CMHC “Congregate Housing (Assisted Living) in Canada: Findings from CMHC’s 2014 Seniors Housing Survey”

Elizabeth Tang, Knowledge Transfer Consultant, Knowledge Transfer and Outreach Division, BC Business Centre, CMHC

Where Seniors Get Their Housing Information: Findings from CMHC Focus Groups and Other Research”

Alex Mihailidis, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, Scientific Director, AGE-WELL NCE

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Wrap Up - 23RD ANNUAL JOHN K. FRIESEN CONFERENCE "Housing Alternatives for an Aging Population" May 28-29, 2014

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2014-05
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This video comprises an address to the attendees of the 23rd Annual John K. Friesen Conference, "Housing Alternatives for an Aging Population" held May 28-29, 2014, Vancouver, BC.

 

The Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre (GRC) and associated Gerontology Department are pleased to welcome you to the 23rd John K. Friesen Conference. This year’s conference, organized and hosted in cooperation with the Lifelong Learning Adults 55+ Program, explores a range of tenure arrangements, housing forms, and service models currently available and under development for adults 55+ in British Columbia, including cohousing popular in the USA; life-lease projects, popular in the prairie provinces; mixed-tenure models and models targeted to specific groups (e.g., Performing Arts Lodges; ethno-cultural housing). Assisted Living was discussed as well as housing and service options that do not require people to move from their current home (e.g., the Village Model, United Way’s Better at Home Program, retro-fitting or adding “smart” technologies). Keynote speakers, expert panels and poster presentations discussed the pros and cons of each housing option and the type of resident for whom it is best suited. The objective of the conference was to provide information that enable people aged 55+ to plan ahead and make informed choices. As well, it was designed to provide a forum for developers (private, public & non-profit) to learn what adults aged 55+ are looking for in the way of housing for their later years.

Sponsors: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation; BC Housing; Retirement Concepts

We also gratefully acknowledge a grant from the SFU Library's Scholarly Digitization Fund for videography and post-production editing.

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Video

How do I decide what’s right for me? - 23RD ANNUAL JOHN K. FRIESEN CONFERENCE "Housing Alternatives for an Aging Population" May 28-29, 2014

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2014-05
Abstract: 

This video comprises an address to the attendees of the 23rd Annual John K. Friesen Conference, "Housing Alternatives for an Aging Population" held May 28-29, 2014, Vancouver, BC.

The Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre (GRC) and associated Gerontology Department are pleased to welcome you to the 23rd John K. Friesen Conference. This year’s conference, organized and hosted in cooperation with the Lifelong Learning Adults 55+ Program, explores a range of tenure arrangements, housing forms, and service models currently available and under development for adults 55+ in British Columbia, including cohousing popular in the USA; life-lease projects, popular in the prairie provinces; mixed-tenure models and models targeted to specific groups (e.g., Performing Arts Lodges; ethno-cultural housing). Assisted Living was discussed as well as housing and service options that do not require people to move from their current home (e.g., the Village Model, United Way’s Better at Home Program, retro-fitting or adding “smart” technologies). Keynote speakers, expert panels and poster presentations discussed the pros and cons of each housing option and the type of resident for whom it is best suited. The objective of the conference was to provide information that enable people aged 55+ to plan ahead and make informed choices. As well, it was designed to provide a forum for developers (private, public & non-profit) to learn what adults aged 55+ are looking for in the way of housing for their later years.

Sponsors: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation; BC Housing; Retirement Concepts

We also gratefully acknowledge a grant from the SFU Library's Scholarly Digitization Fund for videography and post-production editing.

Document type: 
Video