Alcohol And Seniors  



Previous Events

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

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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


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

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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.



What: Elder Abuse Awareness Week

When: May 9, 2003

Where: Ontario


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)

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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

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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.

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What: Pharmacy Awareness Week

When: March 3-9, 2003

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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




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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