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PACE 2000 will present a paper titled Customized Tele-Health Video Conference System
for Home-bound Seniors: Four Years of Retrospective at the upcoming E-Health
2002 Conference to be held in Vancouver April 21-23. The paper
will be presented at 10:00 a.m. on April 23 in the Emerging
Trends in Care Delivery and Technologies track.
PACE 2000 is cited for its Telehealth initiatives
in the Canadian Society of Telehealth,
CST, report to the Roy Romanow Commission on Health Care.
Read the text of the CST report.
PACE 2000's inter-cultural Videoconference
session between Ottawa's Catholic Immigration Centre and Seniors
in their private residence was featured in both the CJOH and New-RO
television news casts on December 17, 2001. Bell Canada was acknowledged
on the air as the sponsor providing the special digital phone
lines making the sessions possible.
Algonquin College student Stephanie Rouleau
is conducting a Geographic Information Systems, GIS, analysis
of the Ottawa area with the aim of identifying the optimal locations
for the implementation of electronically mediated intergenerational
Volunteer George Lamb's article
on Perley-Immigrants VC session published in the Ottawa
Citizen newspaper Monday Oct. 22 2001.
presented two papers at the Canadian
Society of Telehealth conference in Toronto, Oct 21-23, 2001.
The papers were very well received.
On Monday October 22 Dr. Bernard presented a paper
titled VIDEO CONFERENCING FOR HOME BOUND SENIORS: FOUR YEARS
OF RETROSPECT WITH A SIMPLIFIED HOME-BASED STATION.
On Tuesday October 23 Mathias Fruhwirth presented the paper titled
CUSTOMIZED TELE-HEALTH VIDEO CONFERENCING SYSTEMS FOR USE
BY HOME BOUND SENIORS: Instrumentation and Reliability.
Read the paper abstracts here.
Seniors meet "Virtual Play School"
toddlers face to face. Click here for pictures
Check out the new Intergenerational
Forum, featuring comments and opinions of the young and senior
participants of our inter-generational Videoconference sessions.
The forum currently features unsolicited letters of appreciation
by PACE 2000 young intergenerational activities coordinators.
July 26 2001, The Ottawa Citizen, the French language
Ottawa based newspaper Le
Droit , CJOH TV and CBO (CBC Radio One Ottawa)
covered PACE 2000's current inter-generational "Virtual Village"
activities. Highlighted was the (pre-schooler and seniors) video-conference
session. The Ottawa Citizen (Click here
to read the article) and Le Droit (Click
here to read the article) interviewed participants of the
weekly inter-generational video-conference session held between
the Perley &Rideau Veterans' Center and children from
the River-Parkway Pre-school Centre. Check here soon for
more coverage information.
Read the transcript of the radio show.June
13, 2001, PACE 2000 in partnership with the
Rideau High School and the Communications Research Centre,
CRC conducted an intergenerational
video conference, VC, session between local seniors and students.
The session made use of the Learn Canada Broadband Network and
its facilities. Click on the picture
to view it full size.
The seniors were hosted by the CRC
and were gathered in the Learn Canada Virtual
Classroom at the CRC.
The active seniors have had experience with working with youth
via VC, including regular sessions in the PACE 2000 virtual village.
The students, and their teachers were located in the video conference
studio at the Rideau High School.
The VC session, which had for its theme "Information on
Job Opportunities", was for some of the students their initiation
into intergenerational interaction via videoconferencing. Both
the students and seniors expressed their desire to continue with
future programs. The session was also attended by PACE 2000's
29-30. 2001, PACE 2000's co-op students, Charles
(Rideau HS) and Alex (Nepean
HS) presented posters describing their work term activities
at the Employer Appreciation Receptions held at each of two Ottawa
high schools. (view Rideau
High School) Charles has been working as an intergenerational
co-ordinator at the Centre
d'Accueil Champlain. Alex also works a an intergenerational
co-ordinator while his main duties include technical support of
the Videoconference network. Both students have earned the gratitude
of PACE 2000 for their industry and pleasant comportment.
11. 2001, the French language Ottawa based newspaper Le
Droit and Rogers Cable Community TV cover an inter-cultural
video-conference session. The Le Droit interviewed participants
of the twice weekly inter-cultural video-conference session held
between the Centre
d'Accueil Champlain, CAC in Vanier and the Catholic
Immigration Centre, CIC on Botler Str. Seniors at the CAC
shared conversation and songs with two families recently arrived
from the Congo. Please check here soon for a link to the text
of the Le Droit article published on Friday May 12. Photos from
the Rogers film shoot will be posted ASAP.
March 3. 2001, Dr. Bernard,
PACE 2000's president, attended a board meeting of United Generations
Ontario, UGO. See information
on this province and nation wide organization at the UGO
photo of some of the members of the UGO Board of Directors.
Click to see the photo
2001 GET CONNECTED!
PACE 2000 is growing. Two of the programs offered by PACE 2000
are being expanded and now is the time to get
On Feb. 15 PACE 2000 received the following
message from Dr. Mamoru Watanabe, past president of the Canadian Society of Telehealth., welcoming it as a new member.
"On behalf of Robert Filler, President
and Angela Nickoloff, Chair of the Membership Committee of CST,
welcome to the Canadian
Society of Telehealth. We're very pleased
to have you as a member of our Society and we look forward to
your active participation in the affairs of our Society".
Feb 9. 2001 PACE
2000's offer to purchase land
submitted an offer to purchase land on 363 Smyth Rd. from Canada
Lands Company for the construction of the PACE
2000 Intergenerational Residential Village.
Bidding deadline was Feb. 9, 2001. Subsequently PACE 2000 was
informed the the sale was suspended due to the lack of offers
meeting the restrictions specified in the offer for purchase contract.
Canada Lands Company Ltd. will consult with the City of Ottawa
to decide on the disposition of the property.
31 to Feb 1. 2001 Emerging Technologies 2001, Conference
Bernard and Mathias Fruhwirth made the trip to Sudbury Ontario
and attended the Emerging
Technologies 2001, Conference, sponsored
by Contact North and the Ontario
Ministry of Energy, Science & Technology.
PACE 2000 put its table top display booth, featuring PACE 2000's
programs, up during the Telehealth session courtesy of Dr. Robbie
Campbell of Virtual Professionals Inc. and the conference organizers.
The conference proceedings will be made available on the Internet
and a link will be posted here when it is published. View pictures from the conference.
Dec. 20, 2002 count = 655
Apr, 18,2004 count = 5471
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