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Symposium looks at aging in a new age

June 3, 2016 12:40 P.M.
Neena Chappell, a professor of sociology at UVic’s Centre on Aging and former Canada Research chair in social gerontology, speaks at the Seniors Symposium in Kamloops Friday, June 10.

Health aging in community is the focus of the third annual Seniors Symposium, taking place Friday, June 10, at Sandman Signature Hotel.

A collaboration between Oncore Seniors Society and the City of Kamloops, Aging in a New Age features keynote speaker Neena Chappell, a professor of sociology at UVic’s Centre on Aging and former Canada Research chair in social gerontology. Other speakers will touch on topics such as seniors safety, health and wellness, housing and care.

The full-day event includes information and education for seniors and those interested in seniors’ issues.  In addition, there will be a community trade show featuring local businesses and non-profit agencies along with government information. 

This event is open to the public; pre-registration is required. The cost for this year’s event is $20 per person; sponsorship is available for seniors on a fixed, low income.  Lunch, snacks and refreshments are also provided.

For more information or to register for the Seniors Symposium 2016 please contact Oncore Seniors Society at (250) 828-0600.

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