Public Presentation Series

We had a great Fall 2016 season, with record numbers of guests to our September 14 presentations, and the October 5 Lifetime: seniors' lifestyle talks + tables event at VanDusen Botanical Garden. In the coming months we look forward to sharing more informaton about our Spring 2017 presentations. 

Fall Presentations

Lifetime: seniors’ lifestyle talks + tables

VanDusen Botanical Garden
5251 Oak St. (at 37th Avenue­), Vancouver
Wed, October 5, 2016 – 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

(Registration is not required for these sessions.)

Tapestry Foundation is proud to partner with the Vancouver Courier once again in presenting this exciting FREE event. Launched in 2015, Lifetime was a great success with more than 500 seniors attending talks and demonstrations.

This year’s event will feature fun and instructional demonstrations, as well as booths with information on supports, services and seniors-related topics. Watch presentations by health experts from Tapestry Foundation’s Dialogue on Aging Public Presentation Series.

Featured Presenters & Special Guest

Singing for Your Health
Singing is a great way to make music. It’s also great way to boost your health. Join us in a community singing experience and discover the health benefits of making music. (No singing experience required!)
Susan Summers, PhD
Music Therapist, Professor, Capilano University


Innovative Tech Helping Older Adults
Technology is changing the way seniors go about their everyday activities. It enables them greater independence as they age, and the ability to live in their homes longer. Learn about the innovations supporting seniors. 
Dan Levitt, MSc
Adjunct Professor, Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University

Mythbusters - What to do about Osteoarthritis
When it comes to talking about osteoarthritis, myths abound! You need practical advice on recognize and manage the pain and stiffness you feel in your hips, knees and hands.  Learn how to counter common myths and live well with osteoarthritis.
Greg Noonan, Physiotherapist
Clinical Resource Therapist, Mary Pack Arthritis Program

Meet BC’s Seniors Advocate
Isobel Mackenzie will be on hand to speak with attendees at this year’s event. She will also be announcing the winner of the Vancouver Courier’s Lifetime Volunteer of the Year Award, as well as the winning ticket in Tapestry Foundation’s Mustang Car Raffle.

Mustang Convertible Draw
Be there for the drawing the winning raffle ticket for the 1966 Mustang Convertible at 3:00 pm. 

Watch for more information about the event in the Vancouver Courier newspaper. 

2016 Sponsors

We're grateful to generous sponsors of the Dialogue on Aging Education Program: 

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Past Sessions

Keep Your Brain Healthy as You Age

Wed. September 14 – 2:00 (doors open 1:00 pm)
VanDusen Botanical Garden - BMO Great Hall - Visitor Centre

When we’re young, we take brain health for granted. As we age, we become alert to signs that might indicate changes in our brain health. Simply forgetting a name or misplacing keys can be alarming. Research shows that making simple lifestyle changes can improve brain health while boosting memory and brain power. Join the discussion with neuroscientist  Dr. Max Cynader, a passionate spokesperson for brain health. 

 View Dr. Cynader's full PowerPoint presentation notes here.  You can also download Dr. Cynader's handouts from the event. 


Watch Videos of Past Presentations

We regularly record our Public Presentation Series sessions. Visit our Educational Library for recent articles and watch videos of past presentations.