In 2004, at the Coming of Age dialogue on aging for people with an intellectual disability, one of the participants proclaimed that, “When you retire you get to be the person you were always meant to be.”
Whether you think such a statement is an unrealistic dream or a reality, anyone would agree that it’s a focus we would all want to have for our older years.On April 18-20, 2013, the Coming of Age – the dialogue continues will be bringing people from across Canada to talk about how to get closer to that goal by sharing best practices and building inclusion and community for all older adults.
Voices and perspectives will be heard from People First of Canada, an advocacy group for people with an intellectual disability, the Canadian Association for Community Living, the Centre on Aging, the Healthy Aging and Seniors Secretariat, L’Arche Canada and many other participants.
On April 19, 2013, the Honourable Sharon Carstairs will provide a glimpse into what the future holds for older Canadians. Come and be a part of this exciting dialogue at the Viscount Gort Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba. To register or get more information go to www.winnserv.ca.