Around the world seniors have expressed a preference for aging-in-place in their familiar dwelling and/or neighborhood and dying with dignity, in their place of choice, pain free and with maximum quality of life. This year's John K. Friesen conference places the spotlight on innovations that can enable them to do so. 

We cordially invite you to join us in exploring new approaches to late life shelter and care, ways of communicating one’s wishes concerning end-of-life care, and policies and practices that will assist health and social care providers to better serve our growing seniors' population.

Vancouver is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Plan now to join us in Vancouver in May 2016 for the Friesen conference.

Andrew Sixsmith

Director, Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre & Conference Chair.