What: Seniors’ Mental Health and Addictions: Bringing Together the Pieces and Players from Across Canada
Canadian Association on Gerontology Annual Conference
When: This pre-conference workshop is October 30th. The CAG conference is October 30 - November 1st, 2003.
Where: Toronto, ON
Who: Canadian Association on Gerontology
More Information: http://www.cagacg.ca/english/461_e.php
The International Council on Alcohol and Addiction (ICAA) was held in Toronto from October 19-24, 2003.
What: Seniors Day
When: October 1, 2003
Where: Throughout Manitoba
What: Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division - Mental Health Summit.
When: September 18-20, 2003
Where: Vernon, BC
Who:Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division
More Information: Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division is celebrating 50 years of service to British Columbians with a Mental Health Summit in Vernon . Information on the program, venue, accommodations, and registration can be found on their website at http://www.cmha-bc.org.
What: National Summer Institute on Addictions
When: August 18-21, 2003
Where: Montague, Prince Edward Island
Who: Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and the Addictions Research Centre, Correctional Service of Canada
More Information: www.ccsa.ca/training/
When: May, 2003
What: Older Americans Month. The theme for May 2003 will be "What We Do Makes A Difference."
Where: Throughout the United States.
When: May 26 to 29th, 2003
Where: Vancouver, British Columbia
Who: Pacific Institute on Addiction Studies
"Alcohol and Older Adults" will be one of the concurrent sessions in this year's program. For more information and program brochure, see Agency News and Events- Pacific Institute on Addiction Studies at the ADES website. www.ades.bc.ca/
What: Elder Abuse Awareness Week
When: May 9, 2003
What: Course on Seniors and Addictions "The Older Person: Alcohol, Medication, Other Drugs and Gambling".
Course provides an overview of the addictive processes affecting seniors relating to their substance use and gambling.
When: April 24 & 25, 2003
Where: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Who:Addiction Foundation Manitoba, (Community Prevention Programs Training Unit)
More Information: www.afm.mb.ca/AFM/EventsNews/Calendar/april_2003.html or www.afm.mb.ca/AFM/Courses/seniorsaddiction.html
Note: The Chemical Dependency Intervention Course is a pre-requisite for all ACCP students in the Addictions Specialty
What: Quebec Conference on Elder Abuse: A Collective Response
When: April 14-15, 2003
Where: Montreal, Quebec
Who: Quebec Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
More Information: www.geronto.org/elder/en/default.htm
What: AADAC Learning Series Unit: Seniors and Addictions
When: March 17, 2003 for Edmonton, and March 18, 2003 for Grande Prairie
Where: Edmonton (LSU Training Room, Large, #1210, 10909 Jasper Avenue); Grand Prairie (Northern Addictions Centre Room 9, 11333 - 106 Street)
Who is sponsoring it: Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission
Who is it for: AADAC staff and allied professionals.
What: Pharmacy Awareness Week
When: March 3-9, 2003
More Information: www.newswire.ca/releases/March2003/03/c6057.html
What: Healthy Aging and Quality of Life in the Later Years
"There is Help…There is Hope". Community Information Forums on Addiction and Mental Health
When: January 21, 2003
This is a series of regular Forums offering a greater understanding of emerging mental health and addiction issues, treatments and healthy living strategies. The forum will explore issues facing older adults and ways to maintain optimal health. Some of the areas to be addressed include helping older adults and family members understand forgetfulness, depression and dementia; alcohol and medication use; tips on maintaining positive mental health as we age, and a personal perspective on healthy aging in the later years.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, ARF Site, Meeting Centre, 2nd Floor, Room 2029,
33 Russell St., Toronto, Ontario (Northeast corner of College and Spadina)
Free Admission.For further information, (416) 979 4251 or email@example.com
What: Harmonizing Health Strategies to Promote Senior's Independence, Exemplary Care, and End of Life Care
When : Friday 17 January 2003, 8.00 - 9.00 am
Regional Geriatric Assessment Program of Ottawa, Multidisciplinary City Wide Rounds, The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus - Amphitheatre
Where: Ottawa, Ontario
Who: Larry W. Chamber PhD, FACE, FFPHM (UK), President and Chief Scientist
University of Ottawa Institute on Health of the Elderly, SCO Health Service
Further Information: Marion Agnew for Cal Martell, Director, Regional Geriatric Assessment Program of Ottawa Clinical Director, Geriatrics and Family Medicine The Ottawa Hospital
Phone: (613) 761 4458, Fax: (613) 761 5334
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