Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM MDT
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Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, Room 4-036 
11405 87 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB T6G 1C9

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Emily Dymchuk, Program Coordinator 
Institute for Continuing Care Education & Research 
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ICCER Networking Event

Living Spaces: Policy Supports & Barriers in Alberta 

This networking event will examine the policy supports and barriers that drive the design and operation of continuing care spaces within Alberta. Our speakers, Megan Strickfaden and Jacquie Eales, focus on the value and importance of taking a person-centred approach in designing living spaces.

This session is the result of research accomplished towards better understanding the relationship between people's lived experiences and policies that drive the design of living spaces. This event will begin with a short film titled "The Cigarette" that highlights some of the realities of designed continuing care spaces. We will then engage in discussions around how the lived experience of residents is disconnected from policy instruments, illuminating the policy barriers and the interpretations of policy instruments that are so intrinsically linked to designed outcomes. This event promises to engage and provoke attendees to consider design differently and to better understand the roles that policies play in the creation of designed living spaces. 

An opportunity to network over coffee and snacks included!

Megan Strickfaden is a Professor of Design Studies and Material Culture in the Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta. She has built her career around solving complicated problems for people who live without sight, people who move around speedily on wheels, and/or people who are considered to process the world differently from others, including aging populations. Megan's most prominent projects are with the dementia village 'de Hogeweyk' in the Netherlands, the Brussels Metro System STIB/MIVB in Belgium, Alain Mikli International in France, and Alberta Ability Lodges Society in Canada. 

Jacquie Eales is a Research Manager with Research on Aging, Policies and Practice (RAPP) in the Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta. For over two decades she has focused on bridging research, policy and practice to make a meaningful difference in the lives of older adults and their families. She has worked collaboratively with government and community partners to ensure research projects are relevant to their needs and findings are translated in effective and creative ways. 

Please note: This event is free for faculty, staff, and students of ICCER member organizations* and for individual ICCER members. The cost is $50/person for non-members to attend. See the list of ICCER member organizations at the bottom of the page!

Paid registration cancellations must be received no later than 3 business days before the event. If you can no longer attend, please cancel your registration or contact Emily Dymchuk. Paid cancellations made prior to 3 business days will result in a refund of amount paid, less 10% administrative fee. Cancellations received 3 or less working days prior to the event are subject to a fee equivalent to 50% of the registration fee. There is a "no show, no refund" policy in effect. We do accept replacements to attend in the registrants place. For further information on the refund policy, click here.

*ICCER member organizations: Bethany Care Society, Bow Valley College, CapitalCare, Carewest, College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (staff only), Edmonton Chinatown Care Centre, Excel Society, Extendicare, Good Samaritan Society, Keyano College, Lifestyle Options, NorQuest College, Shepherd's Care Foundation, Sherwood Care, St. Michael's Health Group, University of Alberta, Wing Kei Nursing Home