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On the fourth Tuesday of the month, at Varsity Acres Presbyterian
4612 Varsity Dr NW, this series will continue to present speakers from various fields related to physical, mental and emotional health and well being.
Free for members, $5 charge at door for non-members. Guests welcome, no registration required.
Sessions will be held from 1:00 – 3:00 pm unless otherwise indicated.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 1:00 - 3:00 PM
What Does It Mean To Age Well?
Presenter: Candace Konnert, Ph.D.
What does it mean to age well? Why are so many people (and the media) focused on anti-aging versus aging well? What are you doing now to age well? Come and hear about the latest research on predictors of successful aging. You might be pleasantly surprised!
Candace Konnert, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Calgary. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology (with a specialty in aging). She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in aging and regularly presents on the topic of successful aging to community-based audiences. Research in her Healthy Aging Lab is, broadly speaking, devoted to promoting and supporting healthy aging across the life span within different contexts (e.g., cultural groups) and among older adults that are most vulnerable (e.g., nursing home residents). She is also interested in increasing the visibility of gerontological education and training in psychology. Her current research focuses on planning for future age-related life events among middle-aged and older adults, specifically addressing the facilitators and barriers to planning among individuals, within families, and across diverse cultural groups.
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