OAKVILLE, Ontario, September 6, 2013 /Canada NewsWire/ - Dr. Alexandre Kalache, MD, PhD, President of the International Longevity Centre in Brazil and former Director of the Global Ageing Programme at the World Health Organization (WHO) will present a free, one-hour lecture at Sheridan on September 6.
Dr. Kalache will speak about the unprecedented demographic shift being felt worldwide that has resulted from increased life expectancy and the forecasted doubling -- over the next four years -- of the proportion of older people in society. His talk will explore how different sectors are responding to this phenomenon and suggest policies that need to be put into place to ensure that population ageing becomes a force for positive change on a global scale.
The lecture is being given to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Sheridan Elder Research Centre (SERC), which conducts applied research to create innovative strategies to improve the quality of life for older adults and their families.
Interactive exhibits, featuring some of the applied research SERC has conducted over the past ten years on everything from the use of smells to interact with memories, using dance as a health promotion strategy, and the creation of mobile apps and digital 'brain gyms' will be on display. While the event is free, contributions to SERC's ongoing educational outreach activities would be welcomed.
What: SERC 10th Anniversary Celebration & Lecture by Dr. Alexandre Kalache
When: Friday, September 6, 2013
Where: Sheridan College, 1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, Ontario
6:00 PM: Interactive displays, Sheldon Levy Centre (J wing) & SERC (K wing)
7:00 PM: One-hour lecture by Dr. Alexandre Kalache, Macdonald Heaslip Hall (Bwing)
8:00 PM: Interactive displays, Sheldon Levy Centre (J wing) & SERC (K wing)- For the Public