Events

Outline of Third Age Centre Event

Laughter for the Health of It
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
2:00-4:00 pm
STU Conference Centre, 368 Forest Hill Road
Presenter: Barbara Cull-Wilby, PhD, MEd, BN and founder of Wholecare

Laughter is a tool. It is a miracle that we take for granted! It reduces stress, boosts immunity, improves mental clarity, releases grieving, is good for the blood pressure, waters the eyes, protects the lungs and heart, enhances creativity, releases endorphins and oxygenates every cell. Imagine! And it’s built in.

Barbara is a grandmother, an award – winning author, and a Yoga teacher. This session will entice us to giggle, to snort, to teehee, to lighten up and ponder such everyday topics as life, death and God. We will leave feeling inspired, creative, happy and healthy.  Come and share in the fun!

To Register:  Email 3rdage@stu.ca or call 452-0526
Admission:  $5 members, $10 non-members, STU students free
Light refreshments will be served. All welcome.


The Third Age Centre Annual General Meeting

Thursday, April 6, 2017
2 pm
The Train Station, 380 York Street

Immediately following the business meeting, a special presentation:

Exploring container gardening on your patio or deck
with Master Gardener Heather Connors-Dunphy

All welcome.  To register: Email 3rdage@stu.ca or call 452-0526

Laughter for the Health of It: Cancelled 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
2-4 pm
STU Conference Centre, 368 Forest Hill Road
Presenter: Barbara Cull-Wilby, PhD, MEd, BN is the founder of Wholecare.  She is a grandmother, an award – winning author, and a Yoga teacher.

Laughter is a tool. It is a miracle that we take for granted! It reduces stress, boosts immunity, improves mental clarity, releases grieving, is good for the blood pressure, waters the eyes, protects the lungs and heart, enhances creativity, releases endorphins and oxygenates every cell. Imagine! And it’s built in. This session will entice us to giggle, to snort, to teehee, to lighten up and ponder such everyday topics as life, death and God. We will leave feeling inspired, creative, happy and healthy.  Come and share in the fun!

All are welcome. Admission: $5 Members, $10 Non-members, STU students free
To register: Email 3rdage@stu.ca or call 452-0526

Having Fun and Staying Safe on Line: Etiquette, Privacy and Lots of Other Fun Stuff

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
2-4 pm
STU Conference Centre, 368 Forest Hill Road
Presenter:  Sandi MacKinnon, Executive Director of Greater Fredericton Social Innovation

What is a hash tag? How do I prevent pictures of myself at the beach from spreading on Facebook? We invite you to bring any and all questions and concerns and  join us for a lively, engaging, and fun session.

All are welcome. Admission: $5 Members, $10 Non-members, STU students free
To register: Email 3rdage@stu.ca or call 452-0526

To Fall or Not to Fall

Thursday, December 8, 2016
2:00-4:00 pm
Willie O’Ree Place, 608 Cliffe St., Fredericton
Presenter: Alina Cress, Director of Recreational Services, UNB

Balance is an integral component of functionality and independent living, particularly as we age.  In this workshop style session, you will learn about the major components of fitness and how they relate to balance. Balance will further be discussed in terms of static versus dynamic training – it’s not just about standing on one leg anymore! This session will include researched-based content and practical demonstrations (and participation!) of a variety of exercises.  Be sure to come dressed in comfortable clothing and wear sturdy shoes suitable for mild exercise.

Alina is currently the only BoneFit trained (through Osteoporosis Canada) professional in Fredericton.  Her area of exercise specialization is older adult fitness.  She is also recently a Functional Aging Specialist (FAI) and is working on her Masters in Exercise Science where she is focusing her research on exercise prescription for fall prevention in older adults.

All are welcome. Admission: $5 Members, $10 Non-members, STU students free
To register: Email 3rdage@stu.ca or call 452-0526

Downsizing

Thursday, November 17, 2016
2:00-4:00 pm
STU Conference Centre, 368 Forest Hill Road, Fredericton
Presenter: Shelley Swift, Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist

Ready to move from a house to a condo? Considering going from a two-bedroom to a studio apartment? The process of making this transition can be overwhelming. Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist Shelley Swift helps seniors and their families  through the process of downsizing and relocating from their current homes. Shelley will give advice for those who are thinking about making this transition in their lives or who are helping family members through the process.

All are welcome. Admission: $5 Members, $10 Non-members, STU students free
To register: Email 3rdage@stu.ca or call 452-0526

Counting Sheep

Thursday, October 13, 2016
1:00-3:00 pm
Willie O’Ree Place, 605 Cliffe Street, Fredericton
Presenter: Tracey Aylward, Registered Polysomnographic Technologist and Registered Respiratory Therapist

Watching Netflix at 3 in the morning? Playing bridge with strangers around the globe at 4 am? Yearning for a good night’s sleep? Join us for this presentation by Tracey Aylward, technologist with the Atlantic Sleep Centre in Saint John. Tracey will give us overview of sleep and sleep staging, common sleep disorders as well as tips and tricks for getting a better night’s sleep.

Cost: $5.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members which includes a refreshment break

Aging, the Adventure-An Interactive Afternoon on the Positive Potential of the Second Half of Life

Saturday, October 1, 2016
2:00-4:00 pm
STU Conference Centre, 368 Forest Hill Road, Fredericton

A lively discussion for the value of
(a)  Exploring and Celebrating the Stories of Your Life (led by STU Gerontology Professor Bill Randall)
(b) Cultivating and Maintaining Humour, Play, and Creativity (led by former STU Education Professor Sister Eleanor McCloskey)

Cost: $5.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members which includes a refreshment break

Spend Smart Cafe

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
1:00-3:00 pm
Parkland
35 Patience Lane, Fredericton

Free Coffee! Now that we’ve got your attention…The Third Age Centre invites you to join Financial and Consumer Services of New Brunswick (FCNB) and friends in the spirit of wellness, fraud prevention and free coffee! Learn about protecting your money through confidence, asking the right questions and recognizing scams. This event is hosted by FCNB.  For more details, please contact FCNB at 1 866 933-2222.

TAC 25th Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
2:00-4:00 pm
York Street Train Station, Fredericton

The Third Age Centre invites you to join us in celebrating our 25th anniversary. All are welcome. The business meeting will be followed by a cooking demonstration by Margaret Langille, nutritionist with Sobeys. She will be serving up tasty, wholesome foods easy-to prepare in small quantities. We ask you take a second and call 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca to let us know you plan to attend.

Movie Matinée: “Copperhead”

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Doors open 11 am, Show starts 11:30 am
Cineplex Movie Theatres, Regent St., Fredericton

TAC is offering a wonderful opportunity to view Copperhead, a movie filmed at Kings Landing. Our local historical settlement provides an authentic and beautiful backdrop for this film set in Northern New England during the years of the American Civil War. Bring along friends and enjoy a special movie outing. Tickets are $20 and include a small snack and beverage from the concession stand to enjoy during the show and refreshments and conversation after the movie. Local people who were involved in the filming of this event are being invited, too! This movie matinée is a fund-raiser for the TAC.

Exercise for the Older Adult: The Whys. Hows and How-Not-Tos

Monday. April 25, 2016
2:00-4:00 pm
Willie O’Ree Place, 608 Cliffe St.
with Alina Cress, Program Coordinator of Recreational Services, UNB

Alina is currently the only BoneFit trained (through Osteoporosis Canada) professional in Fredericton.  Her area of exercise specialization is older adult fitness.  She is also recently a Functional Aging Specialist (FAI) and is working on her Masters in Exercise Science where she is focusing her research on exercise prescription for fall prevention in older adults. In addition to her other qualifications, Alina is a CSEP-CPT (Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology-Certified Personal Trainor), a Yoga Teacher (YTT200hr), has her Fitness New Brunswick GFL certification and is an indoor cycling instructor.

In this workshop style session, she will explain the basics behind an effective and safe approach to exercise for the older adult.  Concepts of strength, endurance, power and balance will be explored and how they relate to functionality and independent living.  This session will include researched-based content and practical demonstrations (and participation!) of a variety of exercises.  Participants should come dressed in comfortable clothing and wear sturdy shoes suitable for mild exercise.

Refreshments will be served.  Everyone welcome.Admission: $5 Members~$10 Non-Members~STU Students free
To Register: Email 3rdage@stu.ca or Phone 452-0526


Leaving a Legacy
(There Is Nothing Like a Good Story!)

Friday, April 22, 2016
2:00-4:00 pm
Stu Conference Centre, 368 Forest Hill Road

The Third Age Centre invites you to attend a presentation by Professor Viviane Edwards at which time she will introduce you to the work of WOLS, a “Writing Our Lives” group which meets once a month to write the story of their lives. If you have ever thought about writing your story, or writing about your parents or of a special event in your life, this is your chance to get some tips as to how to start and how to stay motivated. This presentation will be interactive with WOLS participants there to share their experiences and answer your questions.

Refreshments will be served.  Everyone welcome.Admission: $5 Members~$10 Non-Members~STU Students free
To Register: Email 3rdage@stu.ca or Phone 452-0526


Pathways to Stillness

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
2:00-4:00 pm
STU Conference Centre, 368 Forest Hill Road
with Gary Kenyon

In this presentation Dr. Kenyon, Chair of Gerontology at St. Thomas University, will share a pathway to finding meaning and peace in the midst of life changes through moving meditation and exploring your unique wisdom story. Pathways to Stillness is about getting in touch with your life and also learning to appreciate wandering along life’s pathways.


How to Research Your Family History:

Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for the Beginning Genealogist

Friday, January 15, 2016
3:00-5:00 pm (Friday, January 22 as storm date)
Rm 202, Brian Mulroney Hall, St. Thomas University
by Carol Randall, Fredericton author and historian

In this highly interactive presentation, local author and historian, Carol Ran- dall, will walk you through a set of basic strategies for researching the history of your own family – for free and from the comfort of your own home. To help Carol prepare for this event, please register soon. If at least three generations of your family were born in New Brunswick and you want your name drawn to be used as a “test family, then please provide your name and that of your father and grandfather. With this basic information, Carol will lay out her unique approach to exploring our “roots”.


Introduction to Mindfulness
Mind/Body Medicine Self-Regulation

Friday, December 11, 2015
2:00—4:00 pm
Willie O’Ree Place, 608 Cliffe St., Fredericton
with Dr. Bill Cook


What’s wrong with how we think about aging in New Brunswick?

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015
2:00-4:00 pm
STU Conference Centre, 368 Forest Hill Road, Fredericton
with Deborah van den Hoonaard, Canada Research Chair Qualitative Research and Analysis

Today we have a life expectancy that people living in earlier eras could not have dreamed of as a possibility. How is it that we consider one of the greatest achievements of society a disaster? Sociologist Deborah van den Hoonaard will address this question in her thought provoking public presentation.   She will argue that ageism, based on the premise that all old people are the same, pervades early 21st-centruy thinking.  Her talk will suggest that policy discussions about the how to plan for an aging population reflect stereotypes about aging and outdated ideas about what it means to be old.


Discovering ourselves in the second half of life: An introduction to the Pathfinder project

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2016
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Willie O’Ree Place, 608 Cliffe St., Fredericton
with Barbara Burnett, Executive Director of the Atlantic Institute on Aging.

A major question facing many people preparing to transition to retirement is ‘What do I do now?’. While some may be able to answer this question easily, for many others, it’s a challenge. The Atlantic Institute on Aging is developing a program called ‘The Pathfinder Project’ that introduces older adults to their unique skills, experience, and passions, and identifies ways to share this wisdom with others (e.g. younger people, communities, etc.) in ways that open up exciting avenues for development in later life.


Third Age Centre Annual General Meeting 2015

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
2-4 pm
York Street Train Station 380 York St., Fredericton
Guest speaker: Nutritionist Margaret Langille

Come to hear reports of TAC’s activities, elect the new Board, discuss plans for the 2015-2016 program year, and enjoy refreshments and social time with your fellow TAC members. Margaret is the nutritionist at the Sobeys on Regent Street and will be offering tips and suggestions for cooking for one and cooking on a budget. Margaret will be preparing tasty tidbits to enjoy.

Everyone is Welcome! Refreshments!  Please RSVP to 452-0526 or 3rdage@stu.ca


Still Mine

May 14, 2015
1:00 pm (Doors open at 12)
Cineplex Cinemas, Regent St. Mall, Fredericton

Cost $20 (includes Admission, drink and snack during film, refreshments following the show)

All net proceeds from this event go to support the Third Age Center. By enjoying an afternoon at the movies, you will help to continue to provide excellent, quality programming for seniors.

Tickets can be purchased at the TAC office Room G14, Holy Cross House, St.

Thomas University or you may reserve tickets at 452-0526 or 3rdage@stu.ca

Title Sponsor:  Scotia McLeod®
Co-sponsors: Guardian Ross Drugs, Fidelity Investments, ScotiaBank


Safe, Strong, Flexible and Balanced

Thursday, March 26, 2015
2:00-4:00 PM
STU Conference Centre
368 Forest Hill Road, Fredericton
with Karen Grotterod, licensed Physiotherapist and a woman passionate about improving the lives of seniors

Grotterod will be sharing tips and experiences relating to:

1) making our homes more SAFE FROM INJURY

2) improving or maintaining our RANGE OF MOTION

3) methods of STRENGTHENING OUR BODIES & BONES, in the comforts of our home

4) correcting BALANCE through challenging it

5) shedding much of the mystery of acupuncture, Laser Therapy, and more…

Karen will be joined by our very own, Michele Madore, President of the Third Age Centre who also holds Seniors Fitness Instructor Certification.  Karen and Michele will take willing participants through a variety of movements and techniques which can then be practiced at home and many from a chair. Please wear clothing comfortable for participating.

All are welcome.  For more information or to register: Tel: 452-0526 or Email: 3rdage@stu.ca
Admission: $5-TAC Members~$10-Non Members~STU students free.


HOW, WHEN, WHY, AND WITH WHAT? The Challenge of Managing Our Medications

Thursday, February 19
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Forest Hill Conference Centre,  368 Forest Hill Road, Fredericton
with RENEE ERB, BSc (Science), BSc (Pharm), Pharmacy Services Specialist for NB and PEI, Lawtons Drugs, Brookside Mall, Fredericton

Many seniors nowadays are on a range of medications.  With each medication that we take, however, the risk increases of over-medication, of non-compliance, and of needless visits to the doctor or even the ER.  Effectively managing how, when, why, and with what we take whatever medications we may be on is thus of pivotal importance.  Among the various issues that experienced pharmacist, Renee Erb, will touch on in this informative presentation and the discussion that ensues are …

– drug-drug interactions

– drug-food interactions

– interactions between prescribed meds and over the counter products

– interactions between medications and chronic conditions

– brand name vs generic drugs

– pill sorters and blister packs as ways to keep our medications straight

– drug plans for seniors

– the importance of “expiry date”

Bring your questions and join us for an interesting afternoon!

Coffee, Tea, & Refreshments Provided
Admission: $5-TAC Members~$10-Non Members~STU students free.
For more information or to register: Tel: 452-0526 or Email: 3rdage@stu.ca


Body, Mind, and Soul: the Three Cornerstones of Good Health

Thursday, January 22, 2015
2 – 4 pm
STU Forest Hill Conference Centre, 368 Forest Hill Rd, Fredericton
with Dr. Parrisa Bunin

Dr. Bunin will be discussing dietary and lifestyle suggestions in order to stay healthy in all aspects of life: mental, physical and spiritual.

Admission: $5 TAC Members ~ $10 Non-Members ~ STU students Free
Register: Please register in advance by calling 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca


Be Prepared: A Discussion on Emergency Preparedness

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014
2 – 4 pm
STU Forest Hill Conference Centre (former Keddy’s Motel)
368 Forest Hill Rd, Fredericton
Panelists: Kathryn Elisio, Canadian Red Cross; Constable Duncan Lombard, Fredericton City Police; and Stephen Moore, Emergency Measures Organization

It’s time to prepare for winter. The Third Age Centre has enlisted a panel of experts in emergency planning and response to provide us with information and tips on preparing for ice storms, hurricanes and other emergencies.

 



Movie Matinee “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Doors open at 12 noon, movie starts at 1:00 pm
Fredericton Cineplex
Regent Mall, Fredericton, NB
Tickets ($20) can be purchased at the door.
Please register in advance by calling 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca

This private screening, a fund-raising event, is being presented by Scotia McLeod in support of the Third Age Centre. All net proceeds will go to TAC to help provide quality programming for older adults. (Tax receipts can be issued after the event.)
With your $20 admission you receive a snack to enjoy during the movie. After the show, you are invited for refreshments, chat and door prize drawers in the lobby.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Third Age Centre office, Room G14, Holy Cross House, St. Thomas University, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 am – 2 pm.


Spirituality and Aging: A Panel Discussion on the Quest for Meaning in Later Life

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
2-4 pm
Grace Memorial Baptist Church
536 Northumberland, St.
Fredericton, NB
Admission (payable at the door): TAC Members $5, Non-Members $10, STU Students free

Please register in advance by calling 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca

Is aging an implicitly spiritual experience? Do we automatically become more spiritual – or wiser – as we age? If so, why? How does the process of aging itself affect our relationship with the religious tradition in which we may be rooted? The Third Age Centre invites you to attend a thought-provoking presentation, “Spirituality and Aging: A Panel Discussion on the Quest for Meaning in Later Life” In this session, the panelists will share their thoughts on questions pertaining to the quest for meaning in the second half of life.

About the Panelists
Bill Randall (moderator) is a Professor of Gerontology at St. Thomas University and a former minister with the United Church of Canada, serving parishes in New Brunswick, Ontario, and Saskatchewan. He has helped to develop a unique approach to understanding aging that is known as “narrative gerontology”.

Barbara Lewis is a psychoanalyst, who had a private practice in New York City for twenty years. She is also a retired Episcopal priest, who served parishes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Houston, Texas.

Andrew Achenbaum
of the University of Houston has returned to STU this fall for an unprecedented second time as Visiting Chair in Gerontology. The opportunity to have conversations with members of the Third Age Centre was a major reason for returning to Fredericton.
Everyone is welcome ~ Refreshments will be served.

For more information and registration: 506-452-0526 or 3rdage@stu.ca


‘International Day of Older Persons’ Luncheon
Wednesday, October 1st , 2014
12:00 noon
Grace Memorial Baptist Church
536 Northumberland St.
Fredericton, NB
Admission: $15 – payable at the door

You are invited to join us at our annual celebration of the United Nations ‘International Day of Older Persons’.

As always, the highlight of this event will be the presentation of the George Wakeling Award and the Logue Memorial Award. For 20 years now, the Third Age Centre has been presenting these awards in recognition of superior service provided by individuals and organizations that improves the lives of older adults in New Brunswick every day.

Guest speaker: Ron Steeves, vice-president Canadian Snowbirds Association,
will provide tips for older travellers.

Please RSVP by Sept 25 by calling 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca


Estate Planning

Thursday, June 12th, 2014
12:00 Noon until 2:30 pm
STU Forest Hill Conference Centre, 368 Forest Hill Rd, Fredericton
Admission is Free (includes lunch)
Please Register by June 9,2014:
FCNB@FCNB.ca or 1-866-933-2222

The Third Age Centre invites you to a special presentation by the Financial and Consumer Services Commission (FCNB) on “Estate Planning”.

Speaker: Craig Wilson, Lawyer, Cox & Palmer

Come learn about:
• Proactive Estate Planning
• Wills, Trusts, and Probate
• Powers of Attorney

This event, including lunch, is free of charge –
but you must register by June 9th.

Please register for this event directly with FCNB:
by email FCNB@FCNB.ca
or by phone 1-866-933-2222


*To learn more about the Financial and Consumer Services Commission of New Brunswick visit www.fcnb.ca


23rd Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
2 – 4 pm
STU Forest Hill Conference Centre, 368 Forest Hill Rd, Fredericton
Admission is Free

Please RSVP to 452-0526 or 3rdage@stu.ca

The Third Age Centre invites you to attend its 23rd Annual General Meeting. Come and join the conversation about where the Third Age Centre has been this year, and where it hopes to be in the foreseeable future. The 2014-2015 Board of Directors will be elected at this meeting and there will be plenty of time to socialize and enjoy refreshments with your fellow TAC members. Why not bring along a friend who is interested in educational events for seniors?

Guest Speaker: Dr. Jim Goltz
“Spring Finery: A celebration of wild birds of the St. John River Valley”

Wild birds lift our spirits throughout the year, but especially in the spring when they are adorned with their most brilliant colours and fill the air with their jubilant song. Learn more about some of the bird species that cohabit the St. John River Valley with us, how to identify them, and how to increase your chances of finding them.

Jim Goltz is a Veterinary Pathologist by profession but he is also a keen naturalist with an insatiable curiosity to find and observe wildlife and learn more about its role in the environment.

Also, Fredericton Police Constable Duncan Lombard will be handing out “Whiteboards”.

Please RSVP to 452-0526 or 3rdage@stu.ca

Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome!

For more information: 506-452-0526 or 3rdage@stu.ca


Accessing Long Term Care

Thursday, April 24, 2014
2 – 4 pm
STU Forest Hill Conference Centre, 368 Forest Hill Rd, Fredericton
Admission (payable at the door): $5 TAC Members ~ $10 Non-Members ~ STU students Free
Please register in advance by calling 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca

Speakers:
Alesha Gaudet, MSW, RSW, Long Term Care, NB Department of Social Development
Rosalind Petley, Needs Assessment Specialist, NB Department of Social Development

The provincial Department of Social Development’s Long Term Care Program offers a variety of services to older adults. This information session will describe the various services offered in the program; provide detailed information on nursing home options; explain how to access services; and explain the process regarding a request for financial subsidy.

There will be plenty of opportunity to have your questions answered by the speakers.

Please register in advance ~ Refreshments will be served.
Everyone is welcome!

For more information and registration: 506-452-0526 or 3rdage@stu.ca


Breaking the Worry Habit

Thursday, March 27, 2014
2 – 4 pm
STU Forest Hill Conference Centre, 368 Forest Hill Rd, Fredericton
Admission (payable at the door): $5 TAC Members ~ $10 Non-Members ~ STU students free
Please register in advance by calling 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca

Speaker: Anne Marie Hartford, BA, MEd.


Fretting in Fredericton? The Third Age Centre invites you to a presentation on “Breaking the Worry Habit” with speaker Anne Marie Hartford, Executive Director of Family Enrichment and Counselling Services of Fredericton.

The focus of this session will be to explore the reasons why we worry; examine the difference between concern and worry; and consider the impact that worrying can have on your body, mind, and spirit. You will also learn strategies for breaking the worry habit.

Please register in advance ~ Refreshments will be served.
Everyone is welcome!

For more information and registration: 506-452-0526 or 3rdage@stu.ca


More Than Meets the Eye

Thursday, February 13, 2014
2 – 4 pm
STU Forest Hill Conference Centre, 368 Forest Hill Rd, Fredericton
Admission: $5 TAC Members ~ $10 Non-Members ~ STU students free
Please register in advance by calling 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca

Speaker: Dr. Richard Lee, Optometrist

Maturation of the Eye: After a quick tour of the anatomy of the eye and visual system, we’ll learn about recent advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of the big three: glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Also included will be information on the complexity of dry eye and how coexisting conditions may affect the eye. A final highlight will be the two most important things that you should know about your grandchildren and their eyes.
The talk will be informal and interactive, with participants encouraged to ask questions.
Dr. Richard Lee completed his undergraduate studies at the University of New Brunswick, Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo, and his Ocular Therapeutics Certification at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia. He is in private practice in Fredericton where he lives with the love of his life, wife Marie.

Everyone is welcome! Refreshments will be served.

For more information and registration: 506-452-0526 or 3rdage@stu.ca


Investing & Financial Literacy

Thursday, January 23, 2014
2 – 4 pm
STU Forest Hill Conference Centre, 368 Forest Hill Rd, Fredericton
Admission: $5 Members ~ $10 Non-Members ~ STU students free
Please register in advance by calling 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca

Speaker: Marissa Rignanesi, FCNB www.FCNB.ca

Marissa Rignanesi, Senior Education Coordinator with New Brunswick’s Financial and Consumer Services Commission (FCNB), will speak on several financial and investment topics of interest to seniors. Included will be:

Back to the Basics
– Why we spend – understanding what drives money decisions
– Find money you didn’t know you had – tips for smart spending, saving, and budgeting
– Investment choices – an overview of the different asset classes and the types of investments in each

Working With Financial Professionals
– Setting expectations – what an investment advisor can and can’t do
– Making the choice – how to find and choose the right advisor for you
– How much does it cost? Understanding financial advisor fees
– What’s in a mutual fund? Understanding Mutual Fund fees and how this affects returns
– Understanding registration and how it protects you
– What if I have a problem? Steps to take when making a complaint or reporting a concern

We will also touch on elder investment fraud and additional consumer protection topics such as insurance, collection agencies, gift cards, buying a vehicle, and warranties

Everyone is welcome!

For more information and registration: 506-452-0526 or 3rdage@stu.ca


Learned Helplessness and Stereotypes of Aging

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
2 – 4 pm
STU Forest Hill Conference Centre, 368 Forest Hill Rd, Fredericton

Admission: $5 Members ~ $10 Non-Members ~ STU students free
Please register in advance by calling 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca

Speaker: Dr. Edward Helmes, STU Visiting Chair in Gerontology

Does the way that care providers interact with residents in facilities for the elderly reinforce dependent behaviour? Learned helplessness, a term coined by psychologist Martin Seligman and his colleagues, refers to a form of learning that occurs when a person feels they have no control over events in their environment. A demonstration video will illustrate the ease with which learned helplessness can set in.

Discussion will focus on stereotypes of aging, how to counteract learned helplessness and passivity, and how to cultivate a sense of empowerment.

For more information and registration: 506-452-0526 or 3rdage@stu.ca


The Hidden Dilemma: “When Can I Visit Grandma?”
Grandparents Seeking Access to Grandchildren After the Divorce or Separation of the Parents

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
2 – 4 pm
STU Forest Hill Conference Centre, 368 Forest Hill Rd, Fredericton

Admission: $5 Members ~ $10 Non-Members ~ STU students free
Please register in advance by calling 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca


• Does biological relationship give one special consideration under the present law?
• Is there present legislation under which a grandparent may apply for visiting access?
• What is in the best interest of the child or children?

A panel of professionals in law and mediation have generously given of their time to answer questions and explore this predicament. For many parents, separation or divorce generates a wide range of feelings, most of them emotionally negative. At this very time, possessions must be divided, financial arrangements made and custody of children awarded.

Present day statistics reveal that marriages have roughly a fifty/fifty chance of success. Not good odds. Many couples are choosing common law relationships and the very term “family” has changed to include single parent families, blended families, and those of same sex couples. Regardless, life altering circumstances within the family can necessitate protection under the law.

How might communication be improved between custodial parent and grandparents, in particular if the previous relationship was poor? Do support groups exist for grandparents seeking visiting access? Should legislation ‘force’ visiting access?

You are invited to join us in a round table discussion of this timely and sensitive topic. Come with pertinent questions for our panel guests. If you wish, you may also drop your questions in the box at the door on arrival.

For more information: 506-452-0526 or 3rdage@stu.ca


‘International Day of Older Persons’ Luncheon

Tuesday, October 1st , 2013
12:00 noon
Grace Memorial Baptist Church
536 Northumberland St (corner of Northumberland & Connaught Sts)
Fredericton, NB
Admission: $15 – payable at the door

You are invited to join us at our annual celebration of the United Nations ‘International Day of Older Persons’.

As always, the highlight of this event will be the presentation of the George Wakeling Award and the Logue Memorial Award. For 20 years now, the Third Age Centre has been presenting these awards in recognition of superior service provided by individuals and organizations that improves the lives of older adults in New Brunswick every day.

Guest speaker: Heather Moffatt, will talk about “Brain Fitness”.
This interactive overview will allow attendees to experience the excitement, and question the usefulness, of the newest “brain training” products available for older adults.


Please RSVP by Sept 25 by calling 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca

Everyone is welcome!
Door Prizes!
LUNCH WILL BE SERVED AT 12:00 NOON


Third Age Centre
2013 Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
2 – 4 pm
Holy Cross House Conference Room
845 Montgomery St, STU Fredericton Campus
Admission: Free

Come to hear reports of TAC’s activities, elect the new Board, discuss plans for the 2013-2014 program year, listen to the guest speakers, and enjoy refreshments and social time with your fellow TAC members.

Guest speakers: Carol Randall and Doreen Armstrong of the Fredericton Trails Coalition.

Everyone Welcome!
Refreshments will be served.

Please Register in advance by calling 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca


Reading and Writing Our Lives:
A Workshop on the Poetics of Growing Old

Saturday, April 27, 2013
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holy Cross House Conference Room, STU Campus
845 Montgomery Street, Fredericton
Admission: payable at the door – (includes coffee & light lunch)
$25 Members, $30 Non-Members
Register: Space is limited! Please register in advance 452-0526 or 3rdage@stu.ca


One of the most basic skills we can acquire in life is the ability to read and write. As we age, many of us feel the need to write “the story” of our life – e.g., composing an autobiography or memoir – so as to leave behind us some record of our journey through the years. As important as writing our story, however, may be reading it too; that is, thinking deeply about it, pondering its meaning, and, in general, listening to what our story tells us about ourselves, our relationships, our roots, our philosophy of life. Indeed, “reading our lives” may help to make the difference between truly growing old and merely getting old. It may help us to experience aging as a truly creative process or poetic process, as a matter of “composing a life”.
Through a mixture of discussions, lectures, and individual and group exercises, this one-day workshop will introduce you to a variety of strategies for writing and reading the unique story of your own life.

About the presenters: Bill Randall, EdD, is Professor of Gerontology at STU and Beth McKim, PhD, is Professor of English, also at STU. Between them, they have published various works on the topic of biographical aging. They have also presented papers on their research at annual conferences of the Canadian Association on Gerontology and the Gerontological Society of America, and been centrally involved in organizing three international conferences called “Narrative Matters”. Together they have written a book titledReading Our Lives: The Poetics of Growing Old (Oxford 2008).

Please register in advance

Phone: 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca


The Transportation Quandary: Finding Acceptable Alternatives for Non-drivers in a Driving World

Wednesday, 27 March, 2013
2:00 – 4:00 pm
STU Forest Hill Conference Centre (former Keddy’s Motel)
368 Forest Hill Road, Fredericton
Admission: payable at the door –
$5 Members, $10 Non-Members, STU students Free
Register in advance: 452-0526 or 3rdage@stu.ca

The regionalization of medical, shopping and other services in New Brunswick has been made possible by the high degree of mobility afforded by the automobile …. but what if someone loses access to the automobile?  Can they still meet some or all of their needs and, if not, are acceptable alternatives universally available?  Is New Brunswick well-positioned to address the concerns associated with non-drivers in a driving world?

The Third Age Centre invites you to join Dr. Trevor Hanson, P.Eng, Assistant Professor, UNB Department of Civil Engineering as he discusses these and other questions arising from his work in the study of rural and community transportation needs.

This presentation is open to all.
Please register in advance by contacting the Third Age Centre at 452-0526 or 3rdage@stu.ca

Refreshments will be served.


Rescheduled

Expanding the Volunteer Role in the Healthcare Setting: Towards More Holistic, Person-Centred Patient Care

Wednesday, 13 March, 2013
2:00 – 4:00 pm
STU Forest Hill Conference Centre (former Keddy’s Motel)
368 Forest Hill Road, Fredericton
Admission: payable at the door –
$5 Members, $10 Non-Members, STU students Free
Register in advance: 452-0526 or 3rdage@stu.ca

When we’re suffering ill health, none of us would want to be defined by our illness. We don’t want to be viewed as “the colorectal cancer case in bed six” or “the hip fracture in bed eight”. We’re still multidimensional human beings, with strengths, skills, wishes, concerns, and needs that go far beyond our particular health status, and we would want very much to be seen that way.

The health care system is attempting to offer a more holistic, person-centred approach that acknowledges that informational, emotional, spiritual, practical, psychological, physical and social care are as important as looking after an individual’s illness.

Nursing homes, hospitals, home support, palliative care units, hospices, and other health care settings can all benefit enormously by inviting the participation of volunteers who help to balance the system so that it doesn’t focus only on illness and disease but also understands and treats the whole person.

This presentation arises from research conducted by Heather Moffatt during her work last summer with the Psychosocial Oncology Site Team in Halifax with Cancer Care Nova Scotia. Based on her findings, this session will explore ways that volunteers can improve the quality and scope of care received by patients coping with serious illness.

Please register in advance by contacting the Third Age Centre at 452-0526 or 3rdage@stu.ca

Refreshments will be served.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Heather Moffatt at hjmqb@stu.ca


Growing Older, More Creative, and More Playful

Thursday, January 24, 2013
2:00 – 4:00 pm
STU Forest Hill Conference Centre (former Keddy’s Motel)
368 Forest Hill Road, Fredericton
Admission: payable at the door –
$5 Members, $10 Non-Members, STU Students Free

Later life is a lot like adolescence: both present us with opportunities to explore our potential and our evolving identity, and both pose questions for us about where we turn for a sense of meaning and purpose. There’s one major difference: now the clock is ticking! In our third age, we have a growing sense of our own limitations, and there is a certain internal pressure to “get it right while we still can”.

In examining what helps to ensure a rewarding retirement, the landmark Harvard longitudinal study of adult development points to the importance of a good social network, rediscovery of playfulness, cultivation of creativity, and the pursuit of lifelong learning. Sounds pretty enticing, doesn’t it? So come explore. The best is yet to be!

Marilyn Noble, facilitator for this event, is a community-based adult educator, visual artist, and budding digital photographer with a keen interest in creativity in the later years.

Please register in advance

Phone: 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca

Here are several resources associated with the topic of creativity in later life –

Marilyn Noble’s handout from the January 24th presentation. It’s full of good ideas and contains an extensive list of recommended reading – click here to view in PDF format “Growing Older, More Creative, and More Playful”

The Parable of the Pencil: Click here to view in PDF format “The Parable of the Pencil”

An inspiring video about gratitude and creativity. Click here to view – https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?feature=player_embedded&v=nj2ofrX7jAk

Lessons for Living – What can the old teach the young about living a good life? In this podcast of the CBC radio program Tapestry (Jan 25, 2013) we hear wisdom from the elders on everything from marrying the right person, to raising happy children, to staying connected with the people you love. CBC Tapestry host Mary Hynes interviews Dr. Karl Pillemer, a renowned Cornell University Gerontologist, who interviewed over 1000 older adults about their advice for living. Click here to listen to the broadcast http://www.cbc.ca/tapestry/popupaudio.html?clipIds=2329198018

Dr. Pillemer’s 6-year research project led to a book – Thirty Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans
Karl Pillemer PhD (2012), http://www.amazon.com/30-Lessons-Living-Advice-Americans/dp/0452298482

The Legacy Project – another result of Dr. Pillemer’s research. The Legacy Project has systematically collected practical advice from over 1500 older Americans who have lived through extraordinary experiences and historical events. They offer tips on surviving and thriving despite the challenges we all encounter. Visit the website at http://legacyproject.human.cornell.edu

How to avoid creative dead ends by Daniel Goleman
http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130125201853-117825785-how-to-avoid-creative-dead-ends?trk=eml-mktg-condig-0108-p1

Aging and Creativity – Jackie Muise, STU Journalism, MP3 Music File


Fredericton Food Bank:
Information Session & Tour

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Two sessions: 10 am or 1 pm
Fredericton Food Bank, 686 Riverside Drive, Fredericton
Admission: No Charge

Are you curious about the Fredericton Food Bank’s new location on the former Green Village property? Have you been wondering what it looks like inside, what they do there, or how you might support their efforts? If so – here’s your chance to find out! The Fredericton Food Bank is offering an information session and tour to Third Age Centre members on Wednesday, November 28.

The Fredericton Food Bank has a new vision which includes transforming their new location into a Community Food Centre that engages the whole community. New services will include a Teaching Kitchen, a Buying Club, Community Gardens & Greenhouses, and a Life Skills Education Centre. Also included in their plans is the development of a “Senior Mentorship Program” that will tap into the invaluable resources of knowledge, experience, understanding, and time that the senior population possesses. On November 28th the Food Bank will explain their vision in much more detail and offer guided tours of their new facilities.

Two sessions: 10:00 am or 1:00 pm
SPACE IS LIMITED – Please register in advance and indicate which session you would like to attend

Phone: 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca


Time is on Our Side:
Time Perspective and Mental Health

Speaker: Professor Jeffrey Webster
Visiting Chair in Gerontology, STU

Thursday, November 8, 2012
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Forest Hill Conference Centre (former Keddy’s Motel)
368 Forest Hill Road, Fredericton, NB
Admission: payable at the door
$5 Members
$10 Non-Members

We live our lives embedded in time. Sometimes we are poignantly reminded that “time marches on” or “is running out”. On other occasions, our time horizon seems to stretch out much further. Most of us reflect on our past (i.e., reminisce), and imagine an anticipated future.
Research has shown that there can be powerful mental health consequences (both good and bad) when we focus on these different time zones. This talk will highlight some of these mental health outcomes and suggest that a “balanced” time perspective shows promise in helping us develop positive psychological outcomes such as happiness and life satisfaction.

Jeff Webster is the current Endowed Visiting Chair in Gerontology at St. Thomas University. He has been an instructor in the Psychology department of Langara College, in Vancouver, since 1987 where he regularly teaches research methods and adult development and aging. His research interests include reminiscence/life review, attachment behavior, wisdom, and time perspective. His work in these areas has produced measuring instruments (e.g., the Reminiscence Functions Scale; the Self-Assessed Wisdom Scale; and recently, the Balanced Time Perspective Scale) which have been translated into several European, Asian, and Latin American languages.
Co-editor of two books and approximately 80 combined presentations/publications, Jeff received the Robert Butler Award for research excellence in reminiscence and life review in 2009. He regularly presents papers at regional, national, and international conferences. Married, with two sons, he enjoys, or endures, the occasional marathon, triathlon, and GranFondo bike race. He dabbles in woodworking and excels in cheering for the Vancouver Canucks.
He is currently teaching a new course “Time, Identity and Wisdom” Sept – Dec 2012 at STU.

If you plan to attend this event Please Register in Advance
Phone: 452-0526 or email: 3rdage@stu.ca


Celebrating a Shock of Grey

We’re about to experience the grey tsunami. In the world today, one person in ten is aged 60 or over. By 2050, this will be one in five, and by 2150, one in three. Over the next fifty years, the number of older persons in the world will grow from 600 million to almost 2 billion. That’s a massive population shift, by any standard.

Ensuring that all persons, world wide, can grow old with dignity and participate in society with full rights and freedoms is a tall order. That’s why, in 1991, the UN General Assembly and the World Health Organization established October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons.

Fredericton’s own Third Age Centre has also taken up the cause, hosting an annual celebration of the occasion.

This year’s event is a departure from the traditional breakfast which has been held in the past. This time, the International Day of the Older person will be marked with a luncheon, spearheaded by local cookbook author and specialty chef, Marg Routledge. Open to all, the event begins at 12 noon on Monday, October 1 at Grace Memorial Baptist Church (corner of Connaught and Northumberland Streets). Tickets will be sold at the door at a cost of $10 per person, but those planning to attend are asked to register in advance by contacting the Third Age Centre at 452-0526 or 3rdage@stu.ca.

A special feature of the event will be recognition of outstanding contributions to the well-being of seniors. The 2012 George Wakeling Award will honour an individual, and the 2012 Logue Memorial Award will be awarded to an organization.

The Third Age Centre’s mission is to empower older adults to maintain healthy, independent, active lifestyles. It was created to do research and public education on seniors’ issues, and to act as an advocate on behalf of seniors. While its membership is predominantly made up of older adults (50+), it also welcomes all others with an interest in, and a commitment to, aging-related issues. Why not come to the luncheon and check it out? Everyone is welcome!


International Day of Older Persons Luncheon
(yes luncheon!)

Monday, October 1st , 2012
12:00 noon
Grace Memorial Baptist Church
536 Northumberland St (corner of Northumberland & Connaught Sts), Fredericton
Admission: $10 to cover the costs – payable at the door

On Monday, October 1st, the Third Age Centre will hold its annual luncheon (formerly a breakfast) in recognition of the International Day of Older Persons. Marg Routledge, cookbook author and specialty chef, will once again prepare a delicious meal for us. Following the meal we will honour the recipients of the 2012 George Wakeling Award and the 2012 Logue Memorial Award.

Arrive a bit early for coffee/tea, music, and conversation.
LUNCH WILL BE SERVED AT 12:00 NOON

If you plan to attend Please Register in Advance by Sept 27
Phone: 452-0526 or email: 3rdage@stu.ca
$10 – payable at the door


2012 Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
2 – 4 pm
STU Forest Hill Conference Centre (old Keddy’s Motel)
368 Forest Hill Road, Fredericton
Admission: Free

You are invited to attend the 2012 Third Age Centre Annual General Meeting. Come to hear reports of TAC’s activities, elect the new Board, discuss plans for the 2012-2013 program year, listen to the guest speaker, and enjoy refreshments.

Guest speaker: Nick Guitard, well-known author of two books on the topic of Waterfalls in New Brunswick.

Everyone Welcome!

Please Register in advance by calling 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca

Refreshments will be served.
For more information 452-0526 or 3rdage@stu.ca


Transportation in Our Third Age: an Engineering and Policy Perspective

Thursday, April 26, 2012
2 – 4 pm
Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre, Irving Theatre
1350 Regent St, Fredericton
Admission: $5 Members – $10 Non-Members

Speaker:
Trevor R. Hanson, PhD, P. Eng

As we grow older, our use of transportation changes. In retirement we may find ourselves busier than ever, or we may find that encroaching health conditions make driving difficult or impossible over time. Transportation is essential but existing transportation systems often don’t meet our personal needs and few, if any, alternatives to driving exist outside of cities in our province. What are the implications of this? What needs to be done and how can we move forward?

Join Dr. Trevor Hanson, an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at UNB and founder of the non-profit rural community advocacy group Greater Geary Association Inc., to explore these and other questions relating to transportation in New Brunswick.

Please Register in advance by calling 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca

Refreshments will be served.
For more information 452-0526 or 3rdage@stu.ca


Systems of Care for an Aging Population:
A Case For Change

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
2 – 4 pm
Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre, Irving Theatre
1350 Regent St, Fredericton
Admission: $5 Members – $10 Non-Members

Speaker:
Patrick Feltmate, MD, FRCPC, Geriatrician, Horizon Health Network

Following a discussion of the fundamental principles of geriatric medicine focusing on how our current healthcare system is set up, Dr. Feltmate will give his view of how and why the current system fails to meet the needs of frail elderly people, what we could be doing that would work better, and what care models exist that implement those methods.

Please Register in advance by calling 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca

Refreshments will be served.
For more information 452-0526 or 3rdage@stu.ca


When Someone Dies: What are the Choices?

Thursday, February 16, 2012
2 – 4 pm
STU Conference Centre (old Keddy’s Motel),
368 Forest Hill Rd, Fredericton
Admission: $5 Members – $10 Non-Members

Presenters:
Jim MacLeod, Owner/Mgr, York Funeral Home
Rev. Deborah Everett, Pastoral Care Director, Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital

At this Third Age Centre event, two experienced speakers will talk about our responsibilities and the decisions we must make when someone dies. Jim MacLeod, Owner, Mgr., York Funeral Home, and Rev. Deborah Everett, Pastoral Care Director, DECH, will cover many topics including traditional and contemporary burial services, choices in the disposition of a body, legal requirements, organ donation, and obituary writing.

Please Register in advance by calling 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca

Refreshments will be served.
For more information 452-0526 or 3rdage@stu.ca


The ABC’s of Fraud Awareness

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
2 – 4 pm
Hugh John Flemming Forestry Complex, Irving Theatre
1350 Regent St, Fredericton
Admission: $5 Members – $10 Non-Members

Presented by: The Saint John Volunteer Assoc. & the New Brunswick Securities Commission

Join us on January 18 to learn about all of these timely topics –

– Investment Fraud – protect your hard earned money!
– Identity Theft – the fastest growing fraud in North America!
– Credit Card Theft -the many tricks fraudsters use to obtain your information!
– Telephone Fraud – why is this person calling me?
– Internet Fraud – including Social Networking, phony emails, privacy
– Use of ATM’s – when & what machines should we use?
– Advance Fee Loans – are they legal?
– Door to Door Fraud – is this person at the door trustworthy?
– Who benefits from Debit and Credit Card theft?
– Affinity Fraud – what is it and what to do.
– What to do if your wallet is lost or stolen!
– Reporting Fraud.

Please Register in advance by calling 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca

Refreshments will be served.
For more information 452-0526 or 3rdage@stu.ca


Sisters and Brothers Across Time

Thursday, December 8, 2011
2 – 4 pm
Holy Cross House, Conference Room 101
845 Montgomery St, Fredericton, STU Campus
Admission is free

Speaker: Dr. Ingrid Arnet Connidis, Visiting Chair in Gerontology, STU

All of our family relationships have elements of continuity and change over time. For most of us, the longest of all our family ties are those with sisters and brothers. Our connections ebb and flow, reflecting our stages of life and the events and transitions that we each experience. Much attention is paid to sibling rivalry and upset as media reports focus on the problems that families may face. But does this reflect the realities of sibling ties as we grow up and old? This talk will consider how our relationships with sisters and brothers evolve over time and under different circumstances. The place of siblings in the constellation of relationships that make up family life is the focus of the presentation.

Ingrid Arnet Connidis is a Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario. Her work in the areas of family ties across the life course, adult sibling relationships, intergenerational relations, and aging and policy implications, has been published in a variety of books and journals including the Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, Journal of Marriage and Family, Canadian Journal on Aging, The Gerontologist, and Research on Aging.
Her current research focuses on family ties in mid and late life, including siblings, gay and lesbian family members, and step-ties. The second edition of her book Family Ties & Aging was published in 2010 (Pine Forge Press).

An Important Note About Parking: The day of this event is a reading day at St. Thomas – no classes are being held – so parking passes are not required and (hopefully) space will be available.

This event is open to the public and free of charge.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information 452-0526 or 3rdage@stu.ca


The Silvering Screen: Images of Aging in Cinema

Friday, November 18, 2011
2:00 – 4:00 pm
K.C. Irving Theatre, Hugh John Flemming Forestry Complex,
1350 Regent St, Fredericton
Admission is free

Speaker: Dr. Sally Chivers, Trent University

Popular films have always included elderly characters but, until recently, old age only played a supporting role onscreen. Now, the ongoing influence of the Baby Boomer population has resulted in a growing number of notable actors remaining onscreen later into their lives, unafraid to look if not act their ages, and changing the ‘face’ of Hollywood. While actors such as Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson, and Judi Dench, will not go gently, the roles they play have changed to be primarily focused on aging.

This presentation and discussion will explore how the stories that Hollywood tells are changing and what they say about contemporary views of growing older.

Dr. Chivers is the Chair of the Department of Canadian Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. She is the author of several publications including The Silvering Screen: Old Age and Disability in Cinema, University of Toronto Press (May 2011) and The Problem Body: Projecting Disability on Film by Sally Chivers and Nicole Markotic, Ohio State University Press (May 15, 2010).

The event is open to the public and free of charge.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information 452-0526 or 3rdage@stu.ca

This presentation is the last in a series titled “Interesting People Doing Interesting Things” brought to you by the Third Age Centre, the Fredericton Public Library, and the New Brunswick Public Libraries Foundation with funding from the Government of Canada’s “New Horizons For Seniors Program”.


Living With Climate Change in Atlantic Canada

Thursday, October 13, 2011
11:00 am – 3:30 pm
K.C. Irving Theatre, Hugh John Flemming Forestry Complex, 1350 Regent St, Fredericton
Admission is free

This event will review what we know about sea level changes, unusual weather and coastline degradation, and what is projected for the future and how we live with it. Three of the presenters are Research Geographers in the region. The fourth is from the Climate Change Secretariat, N.B. Department of Environment.

The program will include the following speakers:
~ Dr. Norm Catto, Department of Geography, Memorial University, will bring an overview of climate change in Atlantic Canada and provide a brief summary at the end of the day.
~ Dr. Donald L. Forbes, Geological Survey of Canada, Halifax, will present issues resulting from climate change and sea level rise.
~ Dr. Danika van Proosdij, Geographer, Mount Saint Vincent University will address climate change impacts and adaptations in the Bay of Fundy.
~ Mr. Paul Jordan, Climate Change Secretariat, N.B. Department of the Environment, will review existing policies and ongoing projects & initiatives in this province.

There will be two morning speakers followed by a light buffet lunch in the foyer. The afternoon will have two more speakers and end with Questions from the audience.

There is no charge for this event.
For more information 452-0526 or 3rdage@stu.ca

This presentation is part of a series titled “Interesting People Doing Interesting Things” brought to you by the Third Age Centre, the Fredericton Public Library, and the New Brunswick Public Libraries Foundation with funding from the Government of Canada’s “New Horizons For Seniors Program”.


International Day of Older Persons Breakfast

Friday, September 30, 2011
8:00 am
Christ Church Parish Church Hall, 245 Westmorland St, Fredericton


On Friday, September 30th, the Third Age Centre will hold it’s annual breakfast in recognition of the International Day of Older Persons.
Marg Routledge, cookbook author and specialty chef, will once again cook breakfast for us.
Later we will honour the recipients of the 2011 George Wakeling Award and the 2011 Logue Memorial Award.

Come at 8:00 am for music, coffee/tea and conversation.
A FULL HOT BREAKFAST WILL BE SERVED AT 8:30

If you plan to attend PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE
– Phone: 452-0526 or email: 3rdage@stu.ca

$5 for members, and $7 for non-members to cover the cost of food – payable at the door

Everyone is welcome!


2011 Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
2:00 – 4:00 pm
STU Forest Hill Residence,
368 Forest Hill Road, Fredericton

You are invited to attend the Third Age Centre 2011 Annual General Meeting. It’s our 20th Anniversary so come help us celebrate, enjoy a slice of birthday cake, elect the new Board, and discuss plans for the 2011-2012 Program year.

Tim Andrew and his wife Sheila will entertain us with a light-hearted review of events taking place over the 20 years of TAC’s existence.

Everyone is welcome!

Refreshments will be served.
For more information call 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca


Why We Do Genealogy

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
2:00 – 4:00 pm
K.C. Irving Theatre, Hugh John Flemming Forestry Complex,
1350 Regent St, Fredericton
Important Note: This is a change of location !
Admission is free


Terrence Punch, C.G.(C), C.M.,
Resident Genealogist for CBC Radio Noon

Terry Punch is the next presenter for the “Interesting People Doing Interesting Things” series. “Why We Do Genealogy” is Mr. Punch’s topic and he says he will stay until everyone’s question is answered.

Mr. Punch taught History for many years at Saint Mary’s University, has written four books on Irish Immigration to Atlantic Canada, and is a long standing contributor to periodicals and groups pursuing genealogy in this region.

Free admission – Refreshments – Door Prizes

For more information call 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca

This presentation is part of a series titled “Interesting People Doing Interesting Things” brought to you by the Third Age Centre, the Fredericton Public Library, and the New Brunswick Public Libraries Foundation with funding from the Government of Canada’s “New Horizons For Seniors Program”.


Lighten Up!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
1:30 – 4:00 pm
K.C. Irving Theatre, Hugh John Flemming Forestry Complex,
1350 Regent St, Fredericton
Admission is free

Do you feel like you need to clear out some of that clutter around your home or office? Are you thinking about making the change into a smaller living space? Here’s a presentation that will help you get started.

Jackie Vanthournout
Professional Organizer, Ducks In A Row Corp., Sackville, N.B.
(organizing, downsizing, estate liquidating, residential content removal)

Part 1 – “Organize Your Home: Six Step Organizing System”
Part 2 – “Downsizing: The Hearse Doesn’t Have a Trailer Hitch”

“clear your clutter, clear your mind”

Refreshments will be served and we will have a draw for a door prize during the second half of the presentation.

For more information call 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca

This presentation is part of a series titled “Interesting People Doing Interesting Things” brought to you by the Third Age Centre, the Fredericton Public Library, and the New Brunswick Public Libraries Foundation with funding from the Government of Canada’s “New Horizons For Seniors Program”.

Here is the link to a list of businesses and organizations in the Fredericton area where you can sell, donate, recycle, or dispose of some of that clutter you need to clear out. This resource list also includes some recommended reading to help you with the chore.


Bilingual Progress in New Brunswick:
What has happened, is happening, and is going to happen

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
2 – 4 pm
STU Forest Hill Residence, 368 Forest Hill Rd, Fredericton
This event is free of charge

Michel Carrier, Q.C., Commissioner of Official Languages for NB

will speak about “Bilingual Progress in New Brunswick: What has happened, is happening, and is going to happen”. This presentation is part of a speaker series titled “Interesting People Doing Interesting Things” brought to you by the Third Age Centre, the Fredericton Public Library, and the NB Public Libraries Foundation with funding from the Federal Government’s New Horizons For Seniors Program.

For more information call us at 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca

Everyone is welcome – refreshments will be served


Caring For Pain – the MindBody Medicine Way
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
2 – 4 pm
K.C. Irving Theatre, Hugh John Flemming Forestry Complex,
1350 Regent St, Fredericton
Admission: TAC Members $5 – Non-members $10 – STU students Free

Dr. Bill Cook
MindBody Medicine

In this presentation, Dr. Bill Cook explains that “pain is a complex physical and emotional experience that requires an holistic approach to care. Exploring Mindbody Medicine and its invitations to self-care can significantly improve our coping so that our pain experience can be modified and we can suffer less”.

For more information call us at 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca

Everyone is welcome – refreshments will be served


“Interesting People Doing Interesting Things”

Join us for these presentations in 2011

THE BLOODY SUNDAY INQUIRY
Hon. William L. Hoyt, C.M.
Chief Justice of N.B. from 1993 to 1998
Jan 25, 2 – 4 pm at KC Irving Theatre,
Hugh John Flemming Forestry Complex

BILINGUAL PROGRESS IN NEW BRUNSWICK
Michel A. Carrier, Q.C.
Commissioner of Official Languages for NB
Mar 16, 2 – 4 pm at STU Conference Centre

DECLUTTERING AND DOWNSIZING
Ms. Jackie Vanthournout
Professional Organizer
Apr 5, 1:30 – 4 pm at KC Irving Theatre,
Hugh John Flemming Forestry Complex

WHY PEOPLE DO GENEALOGY
Mr. Terry Punch, C.M.
Resident Genealogist, CBC Radio Noon
May 10, 2 – 4 pm at STU Conference Centre

IMAGES OF AGING
Dr. Stephen Katz, Sociologist, Trent University
Dr. Larry Wisniewski, Sociologist, UNB (retired)
June 7, 2 – 4:30 pm at STU Conference Centre

ADAPTATION STRATEGIES FOR CLIMATE CHANGE IN THIS REGION
Dr. Donald L. Forbes, Geological Survey of Canada
Dr. Norm Catto, Geographer, Memorial University
Dr. Danika van Proosdij, Geographer, Mount Saint Vincent University
Oct 13, 11 am – 4 pm at
Centre Communautaire Sainte-Anne

Presentations brought to you by the Third Age Centre, the Fredericton Public Library, and the New Brunswick Public Libraries Foundation Funded by the Government of Canada “New Horizons for Seniors Program”

For more information- phone: 452-0526 email: 3rdage@stu.ca


A Report on the Bloody Sunday Inquiry
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
2 – 4 pm
K.C. Irving Theatre, Hugh John Flemming Forestry Complex, 1350 Regent St, Fredericton
Admission is free

Honourable William L. Hoyt
Chief Justice of New Brunswick from 1993 to 1998

Mr. Hoyt will speak on the Inquiry into Bloody Sunday, an event which took place in Londonderry, Northern Ireland in 1972. He was one of three judges appointed in 1998 by the British Government to conduct the Inquiry. Their Report was published in June, 2010. Mr. Hoyt will review the Day and those leading up to it, but speak mainly about the Report and the historical significance of the Day and the Report.

This presentation is the first in a series titled “Interesting People Doing Interesting Things” brought to you by the Third Age Centre and the Fredericton Public Library with funding from the Government of Canada’s “New Horizons For Seniors Program”. Watch for a listing of the entire series in the near future.

Every one is welcome – refreshments will be served


Aging Through The Ages
Thursday, 18 November 2010
2 – 4 pm
STU Forest Hill Conference Centre, 368 Forest Hill Road, Fredericton

Dr. Andrew Achenbaum
Visiting Chair in Gerontology, St. Thomas University

What it means to grow older and to become old has changed through the course of history. Some ‘truths’ about aging become ‘stereotypes’. Reflecting on the historical record helps us to situate our own journey in life.
“History really is prologue, so this presentation will suggest three continuities and three changes in the history of old age that should make our journeys more enjoyable and more venturesome.”

Dr. Achenbaum is Professor of History and Social Work in the Graduate College of Social Work,
University of Houston. He is a distinguished scholar and author with a particular interest in the historical perspective on aging.

Admission will be: $5 for members, $10 for non-members.
Please register in advance at 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca if you plan to attend.


“Striving on Their Own: Men’s and Women’s Experiences of Widowhood”
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
2 – 4 pm
STU Forest Hill Conference Centre, 368 Forest Hill Road, Fredericton
Admission: $5 for members, and $10 for non-members.

Speaker:
Dr. Deborah K. van den Hoonaard
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Gerontology at STU

Losing one’s life partner impacts every aspect of life and changes relationships with family and friends.

In this presentation Dr. van den Hoonaard will share the results of her research on the experiences of widows and widowers and how they meet this significant challenge.

Dr. van den Hoonaard is the author of two books on the subject “The Widowed Self: The Older Woman’s Journey Through Widowhood” and “By Himself: The Older Man’s Experience of Widowhood”.

Please phone us in advance at 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca if you plan to attend.


International Day of Older Persons Breakfast
1 October 2010
Christ Church Parish Church Hall,
245 Westmorland St, Fredericton
8:00 am
Admission: Members $5, Non-Members $7

On Friday, October 1st the Third Age Centre will sponsor it’s annual breakfast in recognition of the International Day of Older Persons.
Marg Routledge, cookbook author and specialty chef, will once again cook breakfast for us.

Later we will honour the recipients of the 2010 George Wakeling Award and the 2010 Logue Memorial Award.

Come at 8:00 am for music, coffee/tea and conversation.
A FULL HOT BREAKFAST WILL BE SERVED AT 8:30
Please phone us in advance at 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca if you plan to attend.


Alzheimer’s: The Future
23 September 2010
Hugh John Flemming Forestry Complex,
K.C. Irving Theatre
1350 Regent Street, Fredericton
2 – 4 pm
Admission for Members $5, non-Members $10

Speakers:
Dr. Jack Diamond, Scientific Director of the Alzheimer Society of Canada
“ Rising Tide – A Landmark Report of the Alzheimer Society”

and

Pat Morden, CEO of Shalom Village, a Kosher not for profit long term care organization in Hamilton, Ontario affiliated with McMaster University
“What Will it Take To Make Long Term Care a Resource We Are Grateful To Have?”

Being a health care consumer and advocate requires us to be informed of the issues and challenges presented by an aging demographic. This presentation will provide an opportunity to interact with two “leading edge” professionals who care about excellence in aging.

Pat Morden has provided leadership to the development of Shalom Village, a long term care organization in Hamilton, Ontario that puts residents first in every aspect of its operation. She will discuss how to make long term care a health care system resource that we are grateful to have.

Dr. Jack Diamond, Scientific Director of the Alzheimer Society of Canada, has provided leadership to the study and understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and the impact of an increasing incidence of this condition on long term care. He will highlight the content of “ Rising Tide ” a landmark report of the Alzheimer Society of Canada and why it should serve as a “ wake-up-call” for all of us.

Refreshments will be served.
For information call 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca


2010 Annual General Meeting
3 June 2010
Holy Cross House Conference Room 101, STU campus, Fredericton
2:00 pm

You are invited to attend the 2010 Annual General Meeting of the Third Age Centre. The annual meeting is an ideal time to pass along your ideas about the operation and programming of the Third Age Centre. Come and hear reports of TAC’s activities, elect the new Board, and discuss plans for the 2010-2011 program year. The guest speaker, Joseph Sears from the Atlantic Driving Acadamy’s DriveWise NB program will talk about “Our Driving Population: Aging Drivers & Their Families”.

Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome!


Music, My Father, and I
15 April 2010
Margaret Norrie McCain Hall, Room 101, STU campus, Fredericton
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Admission for members $5, non-members $10

Dr. Martin Kutnowski
When I was finishing high school, my father felt betrayed by my decision to seriously study music. Instead, he wanted me to follow his footsteps and pursue business administration. This early rejection caused a great distance between us. Little did we know that, later on, music would be the only bridge left for us to communicate with one another.

Dr. Kutnowski, who is a composer and writer as well as Director of the Fine Arts Program at St Thomas University, Fredericton, will talk about the remarkable link between music and communication. He will describe how, through music, he managed to reach his father, who is suffering from severe brain injury.

To register in advance, or for more information, call 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca


Senior Cohousing – RESCHEDULED FROM 26 NOV 2009
18 March 2010
STU Conference Centre, 368 Forest Hill Road, Fredericton
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Admission for members $5, non-members $10

Imagine living in a small community of individually owned housing units, arranged around a common open area or courtyard, with a common house or community centre. Recreate an old-fashioned neighbourhood that supports friendly co-operation, socialization, and mutual support. You’re imagining senior cohousing, a new “old idea” for new seniors.

On Thursday, March 18th the Third Age Centre will sponsor a presentation that explores this community approach to independent living. During the first half of “Senior Cohousing” Jo-Ann Fellows, Third Age Centre Board Member, will provide an overview of cohousing, incorporating films of five international examples. The second half of the program will be presented by Yvon Thibodeau, Manager, Residential Development, Atlantic Peoples Housing, Co-Op Atlantic. His topic will be “Actually Building Cohousing in New Brunswick”.

To register in advance, or for more information, call 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca


Social & Sexy
18 February 2010
STU Conference Centre, 368 Forest Hill Road, Fredericton
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Admission for members $5, non-members $10

Chaired by Ada Rogers, RN, MN, GNC(C), Faculty of Nursing UNB,
and TAC Board Member

“Sexuality and Aging”
Grace Getty, BN, MN, PhD (candidate)“

Dating: Older Adults and Healthy Relationships”
Deborah Doherty, Exec. Director, Public Legal Education & Information Service

This session will examine the meaning of sexuality and the myths associated with sexuality and aging. After reviewing the normal bodily changes that occur with aging, we will explore strategies to enhance sexual functioning and alternate ways to meet our needs for pleasure. Issues surrounding protection from harm and abuse during dating will also be discussed.

To register in advance, or for more information, call 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca


SALT: Shake It Out
19 January 2010
STU Conference Centre, 368 Forest Hill Road, Fredericton
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Admission for members $5, non-members $10

Chaired by Donna Young, TAC Past-President

Speakers:
Mary McKenna, PhD, RD, Faculty of Kinesiology, UNB
Lynne MacNeil, Dietary Consultant, NB Nursing Home Services

Salt is in the news and in excess in almost every processed food we buy. How can we shake out 60% of our daily intake? It’s going to take a lot more effort than just removing the shaker from the table. Two dietitians will supply us with visual and verbal information

.To register in advance, or for more information, call 452-0526 or email 3rdage@stu.ca