Webinar, Jan 17, 2018: Promoting health & well-being among adults with intellectual disabilities as they age


Webinar details:

Adults aging with intellectual/developmental disabilities are now living to ages seen in the general population. Yet as they age, these group of adults face unique challenges. In this session, we consider how some historical practices continue to have an impact and how we might promote quality of life and continued community living, good health, and timely access to appropriate healthcare services. Current practice guidelines alongside resources are highlighted including the need to keep a baseline record of abilities from which to compare current with past functioning should the need arise.

  • Presenters: Nancy Jokinen MSW, PhD (Associate Professor, see bio below)
  • Title: Promoting health and well-being among adults with intellectual disabilities as they age
  • Date: January 17, at 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
  • Cost: Free, hosted by BCPGA
  • Webinar topic: see description below
  • How to join the webinar: 
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    5. Meeting ID: 988561573
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Presenter: Nancy Jokinen MSW, PhD

Nancy Jokinen is an associate professor at the School of Social Work, University of Northern British Columbia in Canada.  Her interests are aging, aging with intellectual/developmental disabilities, quality of life, health, and dementia care.  Prior to graduate studies, Nancy had over 20 years work experience in services and supports to adults with an intellectual disability and their families.  Currently, she has established national and international networks of colleagues with similar interests.  She is an active steering committee member of the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (NTG) and is presently working with a small group of Canadians on adapting the NTG National Training Curriculum on Dementia to a Canadian context.   She is past co-president for the BC Psychogeriatric Association and past president of the AAIDD Gerontology Division.  She has published journal articles and book chapters as well as presented at national and international venues.