Master Class: Reframing Aging & Abuse

On March 30th EAPO is proud to hold the first of our two “Master Classes” that provide a unique opportunity to learn from specialists in the field of aging, through engaging and interactive discussions and activities.

The Master Class is tailored to bringing like-minded stakeholders from various disciplines and sectors together, to advance their skills and knowledge. By exploring the use of new evidence-based tools and innovative programs, participants will learn practical, actionable strategies to use when responding and intervening in instances of ageism and elder abuse.

Register now and don’t miss this important learning opportunity to hear about how Ageism and Elder Abuse are being reframed in a post-pandemic 2022.

 

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Agenda

TimeSession
9:30amEAPO Welcome and Introductions
9:40amSTEPHANIE LOWREY-WILLSON, ED.D, Founder and Learning Director for AGE ON, author of “Age On Together: A Children's Book on Ageism”

Presentation Title : Why Intersectionality Matters? Holding Space for Minority Groups in the Field of Ageism

How do older adults experience ageism based on their identity? Does this identify impact access to social services? This 80-minute interactive workshop will help the learner fully understand and consider all levels of discrimination due to ageism.

The learner will gain a basic understanding of how individuals experience social structures differently based on their identities, the barriers to access, and recommended interventions to better serve marginalized groups.
11:00am – 11:15am Movement Break
11:15am - 12:25pmGREGOR SNEDDON, Executive Director at HelpAge Canada

Presentation Title : Global Aging Issues

COVID-19 brought ageism abuse and inequities into sharp relief and deepened the experience of those at greatest risk world-wide. Becoming a global citizen and developing a strategic approach is more important than ever. It is clear older people are among those most directly at risk of COVID-19-related serious illness and death. But the indirect effects of COVID-19 – and responses to it – also present critical challenges for older people and affect their wellbeing, dignity, and rights.

This presentation shares findings from HelpAge International’s Report “Bearing the Brunt: The Impact of COVID-19 on Older People” report, focusing on recommendations related to Voice, Dignity, and Rights as well as Violence, Abuse, and Neglect. Learners will be asked to consider these recommendations within a Canadian context, helping to promote a global perspective.

12:25 - 12:30pmClosing Remarks & Evaluation Polls

Speakers

Stephanie Lowrey-Willson, EdD, Founder and Learning Director, AGE ON
Author of  “Age On Together: A Children’s Book on Ageism”

Through an intersectional lens, Stephanie works to eliminate ageism and educate the community. She trains the community and designs custom curricula and interventions for organizations to help with their diversity, equity, and inclusion training regarding older adults and ageism. Stephanie has a Masters in Urban Leadership from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and a Masters of Public Administration from Anna Maria College. In August 2021, she obtained her EdD in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California. Age On was founded to help shape public conversation, advocate for change, raise awareness, educate the public and end ageism.

How do older adults experience ageism based on their identity? Does this identify impact access to social services? This 80-minute interactive workshop will help the learner fully understand and consider all levels of discrimination due to ageism. The learner will gain a basic understanding of how individuals experience social structures differently based on their identities, the barriers to access, and recommended interventions to better serve marginalized groups.

Gregor Sneddon, Executive Director, HelpAge Canada

Gregor has been with HelpAge Canada since 2019, just in time to lead Canada’s first pan-Canadian COVID-19 Emergency Relief response for older Canadians.  HelpAge Canada funds community-based initiatives through its partnerships locally and abroad to improve the lives of older persons and their communities. HelpAge Canada develops innovative projects and leads network-wide collaborations designed to create a world for all persons to age with dignity. In Canada, HelpAge addresses social isolation and loneliness among low-income and marginalized older people through pan-Canadian digital literacy programming, age-friendly transportation initiatives, the Men’s Sheds movement and the Seniors Can! grant program. Gregor currently leads the HelpAge Canada international portfolio which includes a “Sponsor a Grandparent” program in six countries and currently spearheading a humanitarian intervention in Ukraine, Moldova and Poland along with ongoing humanitarian projects in Ethiopia. HelpAge is a founding member of HelpAge International a global network of more than 150 partners in over 85 countries. He is a proud Dad and husband and likes to cook with loud jazz or reggae music.

Presentation outline coming soon!

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