This workshop is designed for anyone who interacts with older adults and wants to make those interactions as positive, respectful and inclusive as possible. It is as relevant for adult children of older parents and front-line service providers, as it is for school-aged children and policy-makers at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. Here are just some of the people and organizations that would benefit from this workshop:

Interested individuals of all ages

  • Junior and senior high school students
  • Young people with aging grandparents and other relatives
  • Adult children of aging parents
  • Adults entering their senior years (55+)
  • “Older” seniors (70+)

Private service providers

  • Primary care physicians and other primary care providers
  • Home care providers
  • Seniors housing providers
  • Home support services
  • Transportation and accompaniment services
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Retailers and hospitality workers

Frontline public service providers

  • Municipal services
  • Provincial government services
  • Emergency services
  • Education institutions

Employers and potential employers of older adults (including volunteers)

  • Retailers
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Seniors centres and service organizations
  • Public event organizations

Policy- and decision-makers

  • Municipal government – elected members
  • Provincial government – elected members
  • Policy advisors
  • Urban planners and developers