Building Bridges: Connecting Communities

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Event – September 13th 9:30am to 3:30pm

Phone registration opens September 1st

Strengthen Thames Centre and area social infrastructure through networking – speakers, demonstrations, exhibits, door prizes and complimentary community luncheon funded, in part, by New Horizons for Seniors Canada.

Dorchester Community Centre Auditorium

20 minutes east of Hamilton Road and Highbury

10am – Pat Spadafora, Kaleidoscope Consulting

Pat Spadafora is changing the way we view aging. As the founder and former Director of the Sheridan College Centre for Elder Research, Pat established a proven track record of taking innovative projects from concept to reality. Under her leadership, the Centre produced an impressive body of work and developed a reputation for inventive, interdisciplinary research that can be translated into practical programs in the community

Pat says she created Kaleidoscope Consulting “….as a way to continue my interest in an aging population and the longevity revolution.” The consulting company provides her with a platform from which to draw on, apply and expand her knowledge and experience related to population aging in unique and innovative ways. Through Kaleidoscope Consulting, Pat Spadafora is committed to applying her experience and knowledge to support and ensure the success of initiatives identified by the corporate and not-for-profit sectors as well as by older adults themselves.

Please explore her website at 

Key Note Presentation

Thrive: Connecting Generations Strengthens Communities and Benefits Everyone

‘Connections between generations are essential 

for the mental health and stability of a nation’

Margaret Mead

Technology, advances in transportation and other forward achievements have increased the ways in which we communicate and connect with one another. Still, we often seem more isolated from those around us than ever before. Nowhere is this more evident than when we look at how age segregated our communities have become. This talk will explore the benefits, for all ages, of moving from an age segregated society to an age integrated one.

Examples of inter and multigenerational thinking will be drawn from around the globe with the objective of considering how these might be adapted in the London area.

12noon – luncheon presentation and networking

2pm – tour Creative Age Art Studio and Gallery

3pm – wrap up and door prizes

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