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Centre for Education and Research on Aging

CERA Day 2023

In celebration of International Day of the Older Person, CERA will be hosting a full day of workshops, sessions, and a keynote speaker!

Registration required:

We're excited to invite you to attend our one-day, FREE event! CERA Day 2023 will be held on  UFV Abbotsford campus on Oct 13 from 9am to 245pm. Refreshment and lunch will be generously provided by the City of Abbotsford. 

PARKING: There will be a dedicated, complementary parking lot for event attendees.
The research faculty members at CERA are hosting a day of presentations and workshops (free lunch and prizes too) for older adults living in our neighbouring communities of Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Mission.

Time Session title
8:30 - 9:00am Registration 
9:00 - 9:15am Welcome to CERA Day 2023
9:20 - 10:00am Dementia-friendly communities
  Theatre games for social connections
  Re-thinking long-term care: What matters most to you?
  Fair - Community and health
10:10 - 10:50am Strategies to optimize cognitive function
  Aging through art: Collaborative life timelines
  Benefits to group-based outdoor activity
  Fair - Community and health
11:00 - 11:40am Frauds and scams: Who is susceptible and what can be done
  Mindfulness outdoor walk
  Advanced care planning
  Fair - Community and health
11:40am - 12:20pm Lunch
12:20 - 1:20pm Keynote speaker - Cultural & historical perspectives on dementia
1:30 - 2:10pm An introduction to hereditary cancer: When cancer is in the family
  Indigenous gardens: Local flora
  Chair yoga with Land Studio
2:20 - 2:45pm Wrap-up

"It's cool to feel like I can see the window of nursing research and what it looks like. It can be more clinically based or really people-focused, but it kind of intersects because it is tying in sociology and other areas, but it’s still nursing."

Rosaley Klassen, Nursing

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