How do you envision living out the rest of your life? While aging is inevitable for us all, there are steps we can take to help our loved ones, and ourselves, lead longer, healthier, and more independent lives. Join UBC Faculty of Medicine Executive Associate Dean Roger Wong and UBC alumni and friends in Victoria, for an important conversation about healthy aging. Learn about new technologies that can make homes safer, as well as simple solutions for improving socialization and combating loneliness in seniors.
Moderated by Dr. Laura Farrell, MD’02, Assistant Dean, Island Medical Program; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine.
Presented in partnership with UBC Faculty of Education.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Program from 6:30-7:30 pm. Reception from 7:30-9:00 pm.
721 Government Street
Victoria, BC – map
Guest are welcome.
Cost: $10 per person
Faculty of Education grads: Please register by contacting Michael Murphy at email@example.com.
Questions? Please contact Julia Levasseur at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-855-427-5767.
Dr. Roger Wong is Executive Associate Dean of Education, within UBC’s Faculty of Medicine as well as Clinical Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine at UBC. Dr. Wong is also Consultant Physician of the Geriatric Consultation Program, Vancouver General Hospital. He has served as the 13th President of the Canadian Geriatrics Society.
Dr. Wong is a world-renowned advocate and educator for advancing senior care and well-being. He works tirelessly to advance academic and clinical health sciences related to geriatrics, and his work has significant impact on the care for older people in Canada and beyond. He founded the state-of-the-art Acute Care for Elders Units (ACE) in Vancouver, which has been implemented nationally and internationally. His clinical research focuses on hospital medicine in vulnerable older adults, including quality improvement in acute care geriatrics. Dr. Wong has published and lectured extensively on geriatric medicine and medical education and has received numerous awards of appreciation from the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia to recognize his advocacy work in the community.