Monday, June 10, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM MDT
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Bow Valley College (Room N231) 
345 - 6 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 4V1

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

Join the Institute for Continuing Care Education & Research (ICCER) for a Networking Event on June 10th! Dr. Megan Strickfaden (Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta) will share information on five films co-created with older adults, caregivers, staff, and students to communicate how designed things can support the aging process.  

"Giving voice to older adults through co-created films: Learning how designed things can support the aging process"

Older adults living in continuing care settings may witness or personally experience negative interactions with caregivers or medical professionals about the aging process. This event will focus on an intensive, intergenerational and meaningful co-creation process of creating films to communicate how designed things can support the aging process. Thirty-two resident artists (ages 60-101) were given voice through the development of a variety of media, including visuals and spoken word. The films produced are geared towards audiences who are (or training to be) formal or family/friend caregivers to encourage them to think about how designed things can support the aging process. To date the films have been watched a total of 1,038 times in eight countries (Canada, USA, Australia, Sweden, France, Israel, Russia & Brazil). The films will be viewed and discussed during the event! 

Participants will have the opportunity to connect with our speaker, as well as collaborate with one another over small and large group discussion. 

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.



Part A: Overview

2:00 - 2:15 PM: Introductions and goals

Part B: Introducing the Films and the Co-Creation Process

2:15 - 2:40 PM: Presentation on the films and filmmaking process

2:40 - 3:00 PM: Q&A on filmmaking process

Part C: The Power of Film

3:00 - 3:10 PM: View 'Reader's Hoard'

3:10 - 3:40 PM: Round table discussion

3:40 - 3:50 PM: View 'Farm in the City'

3:50 - 4:20 PM: Round table discussion

4:20 - 4:25 PM - View 'The Necklace'

4:25 - 4:50 PM: Round table discussion

Part D: Closing

4:50 - 5:00 PM: Final remarks 


This networking event is suitable for all levels of staff, faculty, students, and family members in continuing care. We encourage you to share the event information with those you think would be interested in attending the event. Family members of residents from ICCER member organizations are considered ICCER members and can register for free!


Registration for this event is now closed.

Please note: This event is free for faculty, staff, students, and family members (of residents) 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), 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