Events & workshops

2020 Self-Management British Columbia Greater Victoria Workshops

During this time when social distancing is so important, Self-Management BC is unable to offer in-person sessions.

Many programs can be done online, by telephone, or independently. For more information please visit or call TOLL FREE: 1-866-902-3767

2020 Valued Elder Recognition Award and International Day of Older Persons Lecture


For the past 20 years, in partnership with the Greater Victoria Eldercare Foundation, IALH has hosted a public forum to recognize the UN International Day of Older Persons. The UN has named the theme for 2020's International Day of Older Persons as Pandemics- Do They Change The Way We Address Age and Aging? 

This year, via webinar, a three-member panel discussed Social Isolation, Loneliness and Their Impact on Seniors’ Wellbeing. The panelists include Dave Korzinski, Research Director at the Angus Reid Institute, Dr. Verena Menec, a Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences Rady College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba, and Eddy Elmer, a gerontology researcher and consultant in aging and mental health who is completing his PhD at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Collectively, the speakers discussed who is affected by social isolation and loneliness and what impact COVID-19 has had, the impact of social isolation and loneliness on people’s physical and mental health and how they can affect longevity, and how social isolation and loneliness can be addressed.

A recording of the panel discussion and a showcase highlighting the Valued Elder Recognition Award recipients (VERA) of 2020 is available here.

2020 Lafayette Health Awareness Forum - "The Art of Living in the Time of COVID"

This 15th annual Health Awareness Forum, created by the Lafayette String Quartet in 2005, discussed the impact of COVID-19 and ways in which we can get through this pandemic as we learned about the science that is leading us out of it.

Shelagh Rogers , OC, Chancellor of the University of Victoria, and CBC Radio journalist and host of The Next Chapter, is the host for this webinar

Featuring guest speakers:                                                                                

Bonnie Henry, MD, MPH FRCPC Chief Provincial Health Officer, British Columbia; Associate Professor University of British Columbia

Steven Taylor, PhD, R. Psych, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Author of the Psychology of Pandemics

Terence Tam, MD, CCFP (EM), Affiliate Clinical Instructor, Division of Medical Sciences, University of Victoria; Concertmaster, Victoria Symphony

Featuring a performance by the Lafayette String Quartet, artists-in-residence, University of Victoria.  

This event was co-hosted by the Lafayette String Quartet, and Institute on Aging and Lifelong Heath.

This event took place on October 1, 2020. If you were unable to attend, you may view the recording here.