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World Renowned Expert on Global Aging Speaks at Sheridan

August 20, 2013

Dr. Alexandre Kalache's Talk "The Longevity Revolution" Celebrates SERC's 10th Anniversary

For Immediate Release: August 20, 2013
Oakville

Dr. Alexandre Kalache, MD, PhD, President of the International Longevity Centre in Brazil and former Director of the Global Aging Program at the World Health Organization (WHO) will present a free lecture at Sheridan on September 6.

World Renowned Expert on Global Aging Speaks at Sheridan

Dr. Kalache will speak about the unprecedented demographic shift being felt worldwide that has resulted from increased life expectancy and the forecasted doubling -- over the next four years -- of the proportion of older people in society. His talk will explore how different sectors are responding to this phenomenon and suggest policies that need to be put into place to ensure that population aging becomes a force for positive change on a global scale.
 
The lecture is being given to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Sheridan Elder Research Centre (SERC), which conducts applied research to create innovative strategies to improve the quality of life for older adults and their families.  Over the last 10 years, SERC has: conducted more than 60  research, evaluation and design projects, hired 46 student research assistants, presented at over 50 conferences, and hosted more than 100 events for older adults, industry, and the community.
 
Interactive exhibits, featuring some of the applied research SERC has conducted over the past ten years on everything from the use of smells to interact with memories, using dance as a health promotion strategy, and the creation of mobile apps and  digital ‘brain gyms’ will also be on display. While the event is free, contributions to SERC’s ongoing educational outreach activities would be welcomed. 

Schedule:

6:00 PM:               Interactive displays, Sheldon Levy Centre (J wing) & SERC (K wing) FOR MEDIA ONLY

7:00 PM:               One-hour lecture by Dr. Alexandre Kalache, Macdonald Heaslip Hall (Bwing)

8:00 PM:               Interactive displays, Sheldon Levy Centre (J wing) & SERC (K wing) - FOR PUBLIC ONLY

Media RSVP:

Christine Szustaczek, Director of Corporate Communications & External Relations
 
Tel: 905-815-4169 or Email: christine.szustaczek@sheridancollege.ca
 

Public RSVP:

Paulina Camino, Project Coordinator, SERC
 
Tel: 905-845-9430 ext. 8617 or Email: paulina.camino@sheridancollege.ca