November 19-21, 2024


Presentations cover a wide range of relevant topics. Use these icons to identify which sessions best fit your goals and to customize your educational experience.

BUSINESS ALIGNMENTTechniques to align wellness initiatives with performance measures used by senior managers; tracking outcomes to show the value of wellness. Research supporting wellness initiatives.
COGNITIVE & EMOTIONAL HEALTHProfiles of existing programs, communication methods and activities or social groups that support the cognitive/intellectual and emotional dimensions of wellness. Identify the level of cognitive ability most appropriate for participants. Motivation and behavior change topics may fall within this category.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSIONExamples of programs or individual actions that aim to eliminate conscious or unconscious bias about people of different ages, ethnic or religious backgrounds, gender, gender identity, disability, education and other categories. Includes value of a diverse and equitable culture.
LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENTTopics include business and department management (assessment, planning, budget, delivery), partnerships, and leadership of staff and of the organization’s wellness culture. Based on the ICAA Competencies for Wellness Leaders available at this link.
NUTRITION FOR OLDER ADULTSNutrient needs as adults progress along the aging continuum; techniques and programs that promote healthy eating, collaborations between chefs, dietitians and wellness program leaders. Meal planning; demonstrations of meal preparation, garden-to-table profiles and healthy food choices fit here.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITYProfiles of existing physical activities that emphasize how to plan and deliver the activities. Physical activity research or exercise physiology serves as a base for the session, with guidelines for modifying for high functioning or low functioning older adults.
PROGRAMMINGA program can be a multidimensional calendar of all activities, or a single ongoing activity or class. Activities in each dimension of wellness, such as arts and culture, spirituality, lifelong learning, nutrition and environmental stewardship, are examples. Includes development, content, leadership and outcomes tracking.
STAFFING & EMPLOYEE WELLNESSApproaches to recruit and retain staff members; methods to demonstrate the value of working with older adults. Integrating employees into the wellness culture and providing access to programs addressing workforce needs. Techniques for motivating staff participation in wellness initiatives and tracking results.
TECHNOLOGYHardware and software that provides utility for staff in multiple areas, enables communication for older adults or helps people adapt to a functional limitation. Use of social media and multimedia is included here, along with perspective on current technology trends.
TRENDS & INNOVATIONSDiscover today’s trends and how these can be applied within the organization, programs or activities, and among peers and older adults. Innovations in the field, technologies and other “big picture” topics relevant to active aging that meet a particular need and provide vision for future developments.
WELLNESS INTEGRATION WITH HEALTHCARECoordination between therapists, physicians, nutritionists and wellness staff. How wellness-dimension programs and activities prevent or delay injury and illness, and benefit people with a chronic health condition or physical or cognitive impairment.


All content is subject to change.


"Thank you for an incredible, inspiring conference with leaders and attendees from around the world! I received ideas that have been implemented right away in our daily lives with our residents, and others that we will plan for in the future. Very beneficial."

Laurel Wright
Active Living Manager, Berwick Qualicum Beach