New Corporate Member
The Wrinkle: Fearless Aging with Dr. Nicole Didyk
We are pleased to welcome a new corporate member to Active Aging Canada. Dr. Nicole Didyk is a Geriatrician and Internist who has been in practice in Kitchener, Ontario for almost 20 years. After completing her training at McMaster University, she focused on clinical work, teaching medical students, and family life, but recognized that her passion for Geriatrics education needed an outlet.
So, she completed a Master’s in Education and started The Wrinkle – a YouTube channel and website dedicated to giving older adults, their families, and health professionals the information they need to age fearlessly. Running a busy clinical practice, including home visits and clinics provides a lot of material for videos and blogs, and allows for community-building with other professionals in the field.
Active Aging Network – new Knowledge Translation series
Dr. Liza Stathokostas, our Research Director, has initiated a new series of e-blast newsletters which will be sent to our database of 1780 names. Knowledge translation is at the core of the values for Active Aging Canada, and these new bi-monthly e-blasts will meet that objective by highlighting relevant research on aging and it’s applicability to older adults. Please feel free to share these e-newsletters with others.
‘Your Personal Passport to Healthy Living’ – Goes Virtual
We recently received notification from the Seniors Community Grant Program that we were successful with our grant submission, to revise our current 6-session in person Passport Workshop to be offered virtually to older adults in rural areas and those who are physically isolated due to the pandemic.
The funding will allow us to revise the documents and also train the community leaders in facilitating on-line learning for older adults. We are working with our long-standing member the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario to be able to reach community leaders interested in this training opportunity.
The project will be completed by June 30, 2021. We will keep you posted on our success.
National Executive Director