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Age-friendly rural and remote communities and places : report of the October 15­17, 2012 International Invited Symposium, Winnipeg, Manitoba / Age-Friendly Communities CURA. Symposium (2012 : Winnipeg) ; BELL, Sheri ; NOVEK, Sheila ; MENEC, Verena H..
Winnipeg : University of Manitoba, Centre on aging, 2013, 65 p.

http://umanitoba.ca/centres/aging/media/CoA_Bell.Novek.... (20-02-2014)
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Lieux géographiques
: Canada

Mots-clés principaux
:
Milieu rural
Région éloignée
communauté amie des aînés
Congrès, conférence, colloque, symposium

Mots-clés secondaires : Participation sociale ; Âgisme ; Relations intergénérationnelles ; Accessibilité des soins et services ; Isolement social

Résumé :

Executive summary :
The Centre on Aging at the University of Manitoba and the Manitoba Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat collaborated with the International Federation on Ageing, World Health Organization, Rural Development Institute at Brandon University, and Public Health Agency of Canada to host an International Invited Symposium on Age-Friendly Rural and Remote Communities and Places. The symposium, held from October 15­17, 2012 in Winnipeg Manitoba, brought together 46 delegates from 14 countries. The symposium opened with a public forum that included greetings from the Province of Manitoba's Premier, Greg Selinger and the University of Manitoba's President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. David Barnard.

Symposium objectives were:
* Sharing promising practices and knowledge from around the world on age-friendly rural and remote communities and places.
* Identifying and analyzing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats related to agefriendly rural and remote communities and places.
* Facilitating ongoing knowledge exchange and action by creating a Community of Practice within the PAHO region and globally.
* Developing a list of key priorities for action.

The symposium involved a public forum, presentations by four distinguished seniors, panel discussions and break-out sessions. The following are key priorities of action identified by symposium delegates:

Priorities for age-friendly rural and remote communities
* Engage older adults
* Combat ageism
* Foster intergenerational collaboration
* Address health care and emergency services
* Combat social isolation

Priorities for knowledge development and sharing
* Provide leadership.
* Develop communities of practice.
* Enhance communication.
* Create a common website/portal.
* Conduct research and program evaluation.
* Procure funding.
* Provide funding and resources

Langue : Anglais
Doc n° : 30785
NumRec : 6624703
 

       

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