Upcoming events

    • 27 Mar 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Online
    • 192

    McMaster Symbiosis is a housing project that matches McMaster students in need of low-cost housing with seniors who have a spare room and who could benefit from a bit of extra support and companionship.

    Symbiosis volunteers help to identify a good housing match based on interests and needs of both parties. Seniors receive a small rent income in exhange for providing the room OR no rent in exhange for the room plus some extra help around the house (gardening, showveling, groceries, etc).

    The aim of symbiosis McMaster is to enhance the emotional and financial well being of graduate students by helping them to find an affordable accommodation and a smoother integration into the McMaster community through this partnership with established community members, seniors. The aim is also to enhance the feeling of well being of seniors  through social interactions with students, enabling them to share their life experiences, to feel that they are making a difference in someone’s life and hence, be re engaged in our community.

     Learning Objectives:

    1) Setting up an intergenerational cohousing program

    2) Benefits for students and seniors

    3) Sharing lessons learned from this pilot program.     

    This webinar is presented by   Soumeya Abed, MSc, PhD , Research Scientist/Lecturer/ Social Entrepreneur, Department of Medicine McMaster University.







Past events

12 Feb 2019 Webinar: "Going Places-Armchair Adventures and Activities"Presented by Gloria Hoffner
17 Oct 2018 RPO Convention 2018 - Call For Presentations
17 Oct 2018 Annual RPO Convention New Beginnings
11 Jul 2018 Webinar: "Integrating FALLS PREVENTION Into Practice" Presented by Paul Hyman
25 Jun 2018 2nd Webinar Added: Become a Registered Recreation Professional with RPO
25 Jun 2018 Webinar: NEW: Become a Registered Recreation Professional (RRP) with RPO
26 Apr 2018 Webinar: "Dealing with Sexual Expression: Practical Tips for Recreation Professionals"
21 Mar 2018 Webinar: “Making Moments Matter: Music at the End of Life" Presented by Sarah Pearson
20 Feb 2018 Webinar: “Science for Seniors" Presented by Gloria Hoffner
06 Dec 2017 Webinar: “It takes the loneliness away!”: Residents helping residents reduce social isolation
16 Nov 2017 Webinar: “Strategies for Understanding and Working with Sexual Expression in Care Settings”
18 Oct 2017 33rd Annual APO Convention "Charting A New Course"
23 Aug 2017 Webinar: "Art as Therapy"
27 Jul 2017 Webinar: "Meaningful Leisure and Cognitive Stimulation: Reading Activities for persons living with Alzheimer's or Dementia"
29 Jun 2017 Webinar: "HeartBeats Club – Lifting seniors’ spirits with cardio chair exercise and invigorating, upbeat music" Presented by Tammy Hand
17 May 2017 Webinar "Exploring the Eden Alternative Domains of Well-Being" Presented by Kathleen Burnette
26 Apr 2017 Webinar "Interpreting personal expressions, actions, and reactions" Presented by: Lisa Loiselle
23 Mar 2017 Webinar "The Brain Health Lifestyle" Presented by: Nicole Scheidl
19 Oct 2016 32nd Annual APO Convention "Building A Better Tomorrow... TODAY!"
31 Aug 2016 Webinar "Essential Oils 101: What Are Essential Oils?" Presented by: Eli Gilbert
30 Mar 2016 Webinar "Empowering Your Community Within" Presented By: Sarah Labelle
25 Feb 2016 Webinar "Recreationists: It Is Time To Prove Your Worth" Presented by Ron Martyn
21 Oct 2015 31st Annual APO Convention "Everything Old Is New Again"


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