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Knowledge to Practice: The Importance of Social Connectedness for People Living with Dementia

Where: Bingemans (Berkley room), 425 Bingemans Centre Dr, Kitchener, ON N2B 3X7

When: Wednesday June 19, 2024

Time: 9 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Cost: Free - Registration is now closed

Being socially active is important for people living with dementia as it can help boost brain health and improve overall well-being. Unfortunately, many people living with dementia often feel isolated due to the stigma associated with their diagnosis. 

Now is the time to think about how we can build communities and programs where people living with dementia can actively participate and connect.

Community organizations, front-line staff, and decision makers are invited to attend Knowledge to Practice: The Importance of Social Connectedness for People Living with Dementia.

Join us on Wednesday June 19, 2024 to:

  • Hear from keynote speaker, Pete Bombaci, CEO GenWell about the importance of social connectedness. 
  • Discover the significance of creating dementia-friendly programs that actively involve people living with dementia, care partners, and youth.
  • Learn from other organizations that have successfully implemented intergenerational programming, including lessons learned, tips and tricks, and more!
Event details

Wednesday, June 19, 2024
9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Note: Registration and refreshments available starting at 8:30 a.m.
Bingemans (Berkley room), 425 Bingemans Centre Dr, Kitchener, ON N2B 3X7
Cost: Free

Registration for this event is now closed. 

This event is supported by the Supporting Inclusion through Intergenerational Partnerships (SIIP) project at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA). SIIP is funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP).

Organizer Information

Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging

Email Address: info@the-ria.ca

Phone Number: 519-904-0660

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