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NOTICE: Community Think Tank Cancelled

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) is committed to protecting the health and safety of our team, partners and the community.

We have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and after much review and consideration, the RIA has decided to cancel the SIIP Community Think Tank in the best interest of all involved.

The Think Tank remains an important community engagement opportunity for the SIIP project, which is why this decision was not made lightly. The decision was based on a thorough risk assessment of the event, based on Public Health Agency of Canada’s risk assessment tool, the increasing number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 and most importantly, the duty we have to ensure the safety and protection of our team, partners and the community.

We will be reaching out in the coming weeks with more information about a new date for this event.

The RIA would like to apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation may cause to you.

More than that, we would like to thank you for your understanding and your patience. This was a tough decision – but the right one and we are grateful for your ongoing commitment to the RIA and our mission to enhance life for older adults everywhere.

Thank you,
Josie d’Avernas, Executive Director, the RIA

Friday, March 27, 2020
9:00 am to 4:30 pm

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Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex
101 Father David Bauer Drive, Waterloo, ON N2L 0B4

Lunch and Refreshments Provided
Wheelchair Accessible | Free Parking

Registration is free but space is limited.

For more information, call Neb Zachariah at 519-904-0660 ext. 5006.

Join the Discussion

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How can youth help older adults with dementia live well in our community?

  • How can we create a sense of belonging for older adults living with dementia?
  • What support do family, friends, and informal care partners of older adults living with dementia need to stay connected to their community?
  • How can secondary and post-secondary aged youth participate in creating a more inclusive community for older adults?

Who Should Attend?

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Everyone is invited to come and share your personal experience and wisdom:

  • Older adults living with dementia and their care partners
  • Secondary and post-secondary aged youth
  • Community organizations, business owners and service providers
  • Local government and policymakers
  • Educators (secondary schools, colleges, universities)
  • Anyone interested in strengthening equity and inclusion in Waterloo Region

For more information, call Neb Zachariah at 519-904-0660 ext. 5006.