Contact Us: 613-277-6449
Contact Us: 613-277-6449

Seventh Annual

Age Well Celebration

Friday, June 8th, 2018
9:30AM – 2:00PM
Nepean Sportsplex, Halls A & B
1701 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa
All welcome. Free entry.
Free parking

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“We never miss this show. We always walk away
with great ideas and a renewed sense of
possibility as we grow older.”

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Features:

  • 45+ exhibitors
  • Draws & Prizes
  • Interactive Age Well Living Centres
  • Refreshment Kiosk ($)
  • Free Admission
  • Free Parking

Event day program:

9:30AM                        Doors and exhibits open

10:00AM                      Official welcome & Age Well Talk # 1

11:30AM                       Special guests & announcements                                        

11:40AM                       Keynote Kerry Martin “Memory & Music”   

1:30PM                         Age Well Talk #2

 2:00PM                        Event adjourns

A very special thank you to this year’s

Gold Level Sponsors!

Canadian Medical Association

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Kerry Martin

All It Takes is a Song

Photo credit: Mike Hall

Music can transport you to a time, a place or even a feeling, where special lyrics or a familiar melody sing in your mind and in your heart.  Broadcaster, storyteller, journalist and music curator Kerry Martin, explores the magic of music in building new memories, and retrieving long buried ones.    He will also dig deeper into the abilities music has to connect people of all ages, background and health status, as well as improve your health overall.  You will be warmed by Kerry’s own powerful stories, and insights and yes, there will be plenty of music.  You may even find yourself toe-tapping along.

About Kerry:
Kerry Martin is a music journalist with an impressive background. For the last ten years, he has worked as a music columnist for CBC Radio One (2 years), hosted a 5-part music series for CBC Radio One Canada over the month of August/2017 on music’s ability to move us both emotionally and physically, and has worked as a producer for CBC Music (4 years) on many projects including The Tragically Hip’s Kingston concert. Kerry is currently a music content specialist, and Canadian music editor with several streaming services across Canada. For the last four years, he has been a jury member for the East Coast Music Awards.
Kerry attributes his interest on the topic of music and memory (especially as it affects older adults) to the experience of his own grandmothers, both who battled with dementia, as well as to the work of his mother, a recreational therapist in long term care settings.

Let’s make a difference…together!

It is a great pleasure to welcome The Dementia Society to this year’s Celebration as our featured not-for-profit, charitable organization. If able, we invite you to make a small cash donation ($2-$5) while at the show.  At the end of the day, we will tally your contributions and Age Well Solutions will happily match them up to an additional $1,000.00!  

This is our chance to make a difference…together.

Plan to attend one of our scheduled talks

Age Well Talk # 1 –  10:00AM

The face of Ottawa is changing.

In June 2017, the United Way released “A Profile of Vulnerable Seniors in the Ottawa Region.”   This up-to-date and in depth report helps us appreciate  the significant presence of older adults in our community and acknowledges the vulnerability of many.

Come hear from United Way Ottawa’s experts about the report and its findings. Learn how the organization is working with the community to respond to the social, health and community services needs of older adults in our city.

To read the full report in advance, visit www.unitedwayottawa.ca/seniors.

Age Well Talk # 2 – 1:30PM

Making the most of the Next3rd of life.

The average age of first retirement is 57.8 years. Our current life expectancy is 30 years longer than in the 1970’s.  Your retirement years could be the longest phase of your life!

How can you create a retirement that is fulfilling, fun and as unique as you are?  Kris introduces you to the six avenues that lead you to authentic life satisfaction at a stage in life where we may be facing some of the biggest changes yet.

This talk will give you a new perspective on the possibilities that await you in your third act of life!

 

NEW this Year!

Visit these Age Well Living Centres and
have a chance to win Brunch for Two at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier!

 

IMPACTT CENTRE

“Take a simple and FREE walking test to understand your risk of falling and learn more about how you can reduce this risk.”

 

HEARING CENTRE

Hearing is a critical gateway to social involvement, brain stimulation and supporting your good health and happiness!  Learn how to stay tuned-in and engaged at the Hearing Life Centre.

BRAIN FIT CENTRE

Complete a Fit Minds “Check-up from the Neck-up” (free and confidential) and identify ways to improve your brain fitness.

What else are they saying about this show?

 

“The exhibitors were really interesting and easy to talk to. I learned a lot about opportunities to get involved, to stay healthy and about services that can help me.”

“The speakers were great, and the topics relevant. They really got me thinking and offered some great tips too.”

 


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