2016: 25th Annual John K. Friesen Conference
"Late Life Issues and Innovations"
May 16-17, 2016
Segal Centre, SFU Vancouver Campus, 515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

For further information visit: Friesen Conference website

FRIESEN2016 FINAL PROGRAM

This year’s conference, organized and hosted in cooperation with the AGE-WELL Network, BC Hospice Palliative Care Association and the SFU Continuing Studies Liberal Arts and Adults 55+ Program, focused on key late life issues including housing, coping with frailty and the need for care (who will provide it, where); how to stay connected to family, friends and community when physical and/or cognitive changes occur; expressing one’s wishes with respect to care at the end of life and dying with dignity; protection and transfer of assets and protection from abuse and neglect. Keynote speakers, expert panels and poster presentations discussed the pros and cons of innovations (legal, technological, support services) addressing these. The objective of the conference was to provide information that will enable people aged 55+ to plan ahead and make informed choices. As well, it was designed to provide a forum for developers (private, public & non-profit) to learn what adults aged 55+ are looking for in the way of housing and services for their later years.

 

 

FRIESEN CONFERENCE DAY 1 - MAY 16, 2016

WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

Andrew Sixsmith, Director, SFU-GRC; Scientific Co-director, AGE-WELL NCE; and Friesen Conference Chair;

Lorraine Gerard, Executive Director, BC Hospice Palliative Care Association;

Rosalyn Kaplan, Director, Continuing Studies Liberal Arts and Adults 55+ Program

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Panel 1: Housing and Living Arrangements in Later Life: Options and Innovations

“Congregate Housing (Assisted Living) in Canada: Findings from CMHC’s 2015 Seniors Housing Survey”

Aida Niavarani, Senior Market Analyst, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
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“Smart Technology, Assistive Technology & Recent Building Code Changes that Support Aging- in-Place”

Elizabeth Tang, Knowledge Transfer Consultant, Knowledge Transfer and Outreach Division, BC Business Centre, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
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Keynote Address

Aging in Place and Dying at Home

Kelli Stajduhar, Professor, School of Nursing, University of Victoria
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Panel 2: Creative Care Approaches to Dying and Death in Diverse Communities

Chair: Sharon Koehn,
Clinical Assistant Professor, SFU Gerontology Department

“End of Life Care for South Asians: Reflections of a Diversity Consultant”

Jas Cheema, President, Intercultural Education Services, Inc
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“End of Life Care for South Asians: Reflections of a Physician”

Akber Mithani, Clinical Associate Professor, UBC Dept. of Psychiatry
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“Communicating Care in End of Life: Perspectives of Families and Care Providers”

Joyce Lee, Research Associate, School of Nursing Trinity Western University; Doctoral Candidate, UBC School of Population and Public Health
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“Experiences on End of Life Conversations with Chinese-Canadian Clients in Long Term Care Settings: Barriers and Successes”

Felicia Wong, Providence Health Care
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“Late Life Concerns, Issues and Innovations in the LGBT Community”

Gloria Gutman & Brian de Vries, SFU Gerontology Research Centre
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Panel 3: Physician Assisted Dying

Chair: Carol Herbert,
President, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

“My Mother’s Choice”

Sara Bennett Fox, Daughter of Gillian Bennett
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“Negotiated Death: A Palliative Approach”

Doris Barwich, Executive Director, BC Centre for Palliative Care
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Panel 4: Dementia – A Friendlier Way Forward

Chair: B. Lynn Beattie,
Professor Emerita, UBC Division of Geriatric Medicine

Marie Howard, CEO Alzheimer Society of BC and Jim Mann, Dementia Advocate
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Melanie Young, General Manager, The Gardens at Qualicum Beach
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Laura Booi, World Young Leaders in Dementia & Doctoral Candidate, SFU Gerontology Dept.

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Panel 5: Addressing Social Isolation and Loneliness

Chair: Dan Levitt,
Executive Director, Tabor Village and Adjunct Professor, SFU Gerontology Dept.

“The Possibilities of Autonomous Vehicles and Other Transportation Innovations”

David Wilder, Retired Lawyer
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“Increasing Social Connections Through Digital Storytelling”

David Kaufman, Professor, Faculty of Education, SFU
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“TeleVisiting: Possible Late Life Applications”

Wesley Cheng, Executive Director, TeleVisit Inc. Palo Alto, CA
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PUBLIC LECTURE:
Dying at Home in all its Variations

Kelli Stadjuhar,
Professor, School of Nursing and Centre on Aging University of Victoria
Research Scientist End of Life Program, Fraser Health Authority
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FRIESEN CONFERENCE DAY 2 - MAY 17, 2015

WELCOME & RECAP OF DAY 1

Gloria Gutman, Professor/Director Emerita, SFU GRC & Dept. of Gerontology; Friesen Conference Program Chair & Conference Manager

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Panel 6: Substitute and Supported Decision Making in Canada

Chair: Jennifer Davenport,
Deputy Public Guardian and Trustee of BC

Kathleen Cunningham, Executive Director BC Law Institute
Substitute and Supported Decision Making Roles in Canada

Krista James, National Director, Canadian Centre for Elder Law

Hugh McLellan, McLellan Herbert, Barristers & Solicitors

Karen Gelmon, BC Cancer Agency
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Panel 7: Forward Financial Planning and Protecting Against Elder Abuse

Chair: Darryl Plecas,
Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors, Province of BC

Martha Jane Lewis, Executive Director, BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support
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Hilda Deprez, Notary Public

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Panel 8: Quality End of Life Care in Long Term Care and Hospice Settings

Chair: Marissa MacDonald,
Ridge Meadows Hospice Society Board of Directors & Student, SFU Post-Baccalaureate Diploma Program

“Integrating a Palliative Approach in Long Term Care”

Jennifer Baumbusch, Associate Professor, UBC School of Nursing
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“The Little Things – Companioning and Presences in Long Term Care”

Lindsey Willis, Coordinator of Palliative Support Services, Ridge Meadows Hospice Society
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“Bridging the Research-Practice Gap in Hospice Care”

Shannon Freeman, Assistant Professor, UNBC School of Nursing;
Donna Flood, Prince George Hospice Society
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“Getting the Right Person to the Right Place at the Right Time”

Barb Kirby, Eldercare Planner, Advocate and Navigator
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Wrap Up

Andrew Sixsmith, Lorraine Gerard & Roz Kaplan

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