How Is Grandma Really Doing? Caring for Elders in Our Community
Join us and be part of a conversation about the ways we care for our elders.
The impact of COVID-19 on seniors and elders has revealed how our communities support them and, in some ways, have failed them. Indigenous, South Asian and other communities have prioritized their elders and have taken great strides to honour and protect them during COVID-19. At the same time, daily news briefings tell us of outbreaks in care facilities and gaps in the care our elders are receiving. What can we learn from different communities’ approaches and how can we all do better at bridging generation gaps?
The pandemic has shone a spotlight on where our mainstream gaps are, how we as a society care about and care for our older generations, and where we need to improve. What are we learning about our care systems right now, and how do we incorporate improvements going forward?
- Isobel Mackenzie, Provincial Seniors Advocate
- Andrew Wister, Director, SFU Gerontology Research Centre
- Tony Robinson, Executive Director, Nisga’a Ts’amiks Vancouver Society
- Alison Silgardo, Chief Executive Officer, Seniors Services Society of BC
- Anthony Kupferschmidt, West End Seniors’ Network
- Nimrita Bains, Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society
The event will include breakout conversations where we will invite you to share your thoughts with fellow participants and guests.
12:00 - 1:15 PM
A link and password to join the event will be sent to registrants via Eventbrite.
Registration and Password
A password to access this webinar will be sent to all registrants via email in the days and hours preceeding the event.
This workshop will be presented in a participatory webinar format. To engage fully you will need:
- A laptop, computer, or smartphone
- A webcam
- A microphone
- Speakers or headphones
Protecting your privacy
To ensure that we are using online meeting technology in a privacy-conscious way, we are following best practices for this online event series:
- We will only circulate the meeting link to those who are registered for the event
- We will password protect the meeting
- We will enable end-to-end encryption
- We will not use attention tracking
- We will lock the meeting at 12:10pm
- We will ask that participants use their first and last name as their display name on the webinar, so we can check incoming participants against the event registration list
To protect your own privacy we suggest that:
- You use a unique email address to log into the webinar. This is so that the webinar platform can’t cross-reference your profile with the rest of your digital profiles under your email address.
- We suggest you do not use your Facebook profile to log into the webinar. This is so that the webinar platform can’t cross-reference you with your Facebook account.
- We remind you that whatever you say in the webinar is public and recorded, so please do not share sensitive information about yourself or others, and do not say anything you do not wish to enter the public domain.
To protect the privacy of others we ask that:
- You do not record or photograph yourself, other participants, or the hosts during the webinar, unless permission is requested and given.
We also ask that you respect our community guidelines:
- Be as present as possible (turn video on, put away phone, close/mute tabs).
- Thoughtful questions are welcome in the chat throughout the session. If your question is for a particular speaker, type “@name” at the beginning.
- Don’t assume pronouns/gender/knowledge based on someone’s name or video image. We can refer to people using the usernames they provide!
- Step up, step back: if you’ve asked a question or shared a comment, ensure that new voices are heard before you contribute again.
- Practice self-care: if you need to get up or take a break, please feel free.
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments regarding this event’s accessibility or privacy, feel free to connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.