The Cummings Centre and Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA are collaborating to hold the Engaging with Aging conference Sept. 18-20.

The event is billed as “an exciting opportunity for professionals and lay leaders to collaborate with colleagues and peers from across Canada on topics relevant to those invested in improving the lives of seniors.”

The proceedings begin 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 at the Cummings Centre, 5700 Westbury; and continue Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 19 and 20 at the Gelber Conference Centre, 5151 Côte Ste. Catherine.

The topics being dealt with include addiction, community care across the ability spectrum, community engagement, community roles and opportunities, elder abuse, health and wellness, healthy at home, homecare, memory loss, mental health, palliative care, recreation, volunteerism, and working with Holocaust survivors.

Speakers, amongst many others, include David Cravit, vice-president of ZoomerMedia; David Elcott, Ph.D, professor at NYU Wagner and principal partner of B3/The Jewish Boomer Platform; genocidal trauma specialist Myra Giberovitch; Stuart Himmelfarb, senior fellow at NYU Wagner and CEO of B3/The Jewish Boomer Platform; and Dan Levitt, executive director, Tabor Village and adjunct professor, Gerontology Department, Simon Fraser University.

For more information on the event, consult www.jewishcanada.org/ewa

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