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EAPO – Master Class: Engagement, Interventions and Promising Practices

March 31, 2022 @ 6:30 am - 9:30 am

On March 31st, Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario (EAPO) is proud host our second ‘Master Class’, Engagement, Interventions and Promising Practices.  

Register now and don’t miss this important learning opportunity to explore new programs and resources that can be adapted and implemented to address and respond to elder abuse in the community.

Experts speaker will share their knowledge and engage participants through interactive discussions and activities.

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JMJenny Manchester, Communications Manager, UK Campaign to End Loneliness
The Campaign to End Loneliness believe that people of all ages need connections that matter. The Campaign to End Loneliness believes that nobody who wants company should be without it and they have been experts in the field of loneliness and connection since 2011, sharing research, evidence and knowledge with thousands of other organizations and the public to make a difference to older people’s lives. The Campaign’s Communications Manager, Jenny Manchester, has experience of managing communications for a wide variety of non-profit organizations including charities, local government, and policy think-tanks. She led the Press Office at the Equal Opportunities Commission and managed high-profile campaigns on gender inequalities. Since joining the Campaign, she has led the promotion of the Campaign’s work across its communications channels and is particularly interested in using communications to raise awareness of the impact and cost of chronic loneliness on society.

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Lisa Brancaccio, Knowledge Broker for Age Friendly Communities
Lisa is a Knowledge Broker at the Centre for Studies in Aging and Health at Providence Care in Kingston, Ontario. In her role, Lisa facilitates the uptake of quality evidence through capacity building and tailored knowledge translation strategies that support healthy aging. Lisa’s main portfolio is the Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach
Program where she supports a network of over 70 age-friendly communities and aligned stakeholders from across the province that are currently planning, implementing and/or evaluating their local age-friendly strategies. Through this work, Lisa and the Outreach Program Team apply a mixed-methods research approach to examine the environmental conditions, policy contexts and underlying socioeconomic characteristics that promote or impede healthy aging at local and provincial levels. Lisa is passionate about inclusivity, supporting marginalized populations, and promoting community action for health equity and healthy public policy. Lisa holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from Queen’s University.

Dr. Jennifer Rayner, Social Prescribing Project Lead, Communications and
Stakeholder Relations with Alliance for Healthier Communities Dr. Jennifer Rayner is the Director of Research and Evaluation at the Alliance for Healthier Communities, a network of 100+ community-governed, comprehensive primary health care organizations advancing health equity in Ontario. She received her PhD of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western and completed post-doctoral training at Ryerson University. She is an adjunct Research Professor at in the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine and University of Toronto in Family Medicine and with the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. She has worked within the Community Health Centre sector for over 20 years and is interested in comprehensive primary health care, inter-professional teams and health equity.

Photo - Sarah VersteegSarah Versteeg, MSc, Program Coordinator of Lonely No More
Sarah is the Program Coordinator of Lonely No More, Co-Developer of
Connectedness Coaching and Sole Proprietor of Southwest Analytics. She
regularly partners with rural communities and organizations to develop,
coordinate, evaluate and sustain community-based services, programs and
research projects to address unmet needs and advance local, regional and
national agendas. She also contributes to rural health research through her
position at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy.

JCJim Closs, Age Safe Canada, National Director
Age Safe Canada’s mission is to help seniors age in place. Jim has spent thirty years in seniors’ care and housing, accessible design, safe patient handling and falls prevention. Throughout his career he has been at the leading edge of new product development, commercialization, and education. He has held leadership roles within large organizations and has worked directly with building and operational management, healthcare professionals and families. He is as comfortable around a board room table as he is at a client’s kitchen table.

Throughout these roles it was always the need to educate the clients first, understanding their immediate wants without compromising their future needs. His ability to collaborate and work between those developing and making products and the persons ultimately benefiting has led to numerous success stories. These benefactors include the end-users, caregivers, and healthcare administrators.  Age Safe Canada is the culmination of a lifetime of experience.

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March 31, 2022
6:30 am - 9:30 am
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