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7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

            Tim Hague
            Parkinson's and Perseverance: The Amazing Race

            Tim Hague Sr. overcame the odds when he went from a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease
            to—just three years later—becoming the inaugural winner of CTV's The Amazing Race
            Canada. Tim Sr. is a registered nurse and active in the promotion of healthy, balanced
            lifestyles, and deeply involved in the promotion of Parkinson's issues, building awareness
            around Young Onset Parkinson's Disease. Tim's message of strength and courage will
            leave you motivated to meet life's challenges

9:45 a.m.   Displays and Refreshments
10:15 a.m.

            AMA’s Senior’s In-Vehicle Evaluation

            Rick Robie-Driver Education, Consultant, Alberta Motor Association
            Caroline Gee-Program Coordinator Seniors Mobility and Aging Driver, Alberta Motor Association

            Driving is a primary mode of mobility among seniors in Alberta and is associated with
            health and well-being. When there are changes in one’s driving ability, the impact and
            consequences of driving cessation can have a significant impact. With this in mind, the
            Alberta Motor Association has developed a comprehensive Seniors In-Vehicle Evaluation,
            conducted by trained driving instructors, which can identify driving strengths, areas to
            improve and in some cases facilitate the discussion of the transition to stop driving. The
            instructors work with the senior and/or family to provide confidential feedback of the
            seniors’ driving ability. This presentation will provide an overview of the process and an
            opportunity to ask questions about this complex subject.

            Aging - How are healthcare and community support systems going to support us as we
            grow older?

            Dr. Douglas Faulder, Charlene Knudsen, BScN, MEd, RN, Shawna Reid, RN, MN (student), GNC (C)
            Seniors Health Strategic Clinical Network (SH SCN)

            The number of healthy Albertans living in their own homes or in supportive living
            environments is increasing. Albertans can transition from requiring no home supports to
            eventually a placement in a long term care facility. This presentation will provide an
            overview of key considerations for Albertans that are becoming frail and/or are
            encountering mild cognitive impairments. The presentation will address the importance
            of community, non-profit community based services, primary health care and the informal
            and formal healthcare system to enable Albertans to remain at home as long as possible.
            The presentation will outline trends in service delivery in urban and rural communities
            and provide an overview of the work SH SCN is involved in to better support Albertans.
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