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Connecting the Unconnected: Introducing FamliNet
The COVID-19 crisis has heightened concerns about social isolation among older adults. FamliNet is a remarkable new app that aims to prevent social isolation by offering older adults an easy way to connect with family and friends.
Webinar participants will:
• Learn about FamliNet’s platform and the unique features that allow individuals with little to no computer experience or with sensory loss to engage online
• Meet a caregiver who uses the platform with her family
• Hear about the experience of implementing this innovation in retirement and long-term care facilities

Speakers*
Ron Baecker, Emeritus Professor of Computer Science at University of Toronto, Chair of the FamliNet Advisory Board;
Stephanie Gagne, caregiver
*See bios below

Jun 3, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Ron Baecker
Dr.
Dr. Ron Baecker is Emeritus Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus Bell Chair in Human-Computer Interaction, and founder and director of the Technologies for Aging Gracefully lab (TAGlab) at the University of Toronto. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Design atOCAD University, Affiliate Scientist with the Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit of Baycrest, and Adjunct Scientist with the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. He has been named one of the 60 Pioneers of Computer Graphics by ACM SIGGRAPH, has been elected to the CHI (Computers and Human Interaction) Academy by ACM SIGCHI, has been given the Canadian Human Computer Communications Society Achievement Award, has been named an ACM Fellow, and was recently given a Canadian Digital Media Pioneer Award. He is Editor of the Synthesis Lectures on Assistive, Rehabilitative, and Health-preserving Technologies (Morgan & Claypool, Publisher).
Stephanie Gagne
Caregiver
Stephanie Gagne was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia , graduate of St Mary's University ( BA - Political Science) . Entrepreneur , volunteer , homemaker, Mother of two, Chair BOD of a Minor Hockey Association and primary caregiver to her Father , 92 year old Navy Veteran
Maimu
Molder @Director of Operations at FamliNet
Maimu is a gerontological specialist with a background in program development and public relations.