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October 28, 2021
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Chestermere, AB T1X 1V7
Older Adults Tele-conference October 28
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Older Adults Tele-Conference

Thursday, October 28, 2021

The next Teleconference will be held on Thursday, October 28 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. with guest speaker: 

Barry Pendergast, a retired architect with many years of experience with virtual reality.

Topic – Virtual reality technology & how it can improve physical & mental health


Barry Pendergast, a 83 years old  retired architect with many years of experience with virtual reality  will share how he is using the technology with modest cost headsets to beneficially impact his own physical and mental health and its potential help many other seniors who are looking for a way to be motivated to participate and also have a way to socially connect with others across the world in this new & exciting  medium. 

More and more senior care facilities are introducing forms of virtual reality  & see its benefits for more than  just exercise and maintaining a healthy cognitive state. Researchers are seeing positive results with helping clients with dementia improving their relationship with their families and in regaining important memories from their past. Barry sees an increasing need for caregivers, especially partners & other family members to  be able to use the technology in the home and other more informal environments.  

Barry’s presentation will provide a view of the current virtual reality  options but also how the combining with augmented reality options  will add a whole new dimension  that is much more transparent and natural to use. The presentation will include updates on current  research studies currently underway that support the approach . 

Register before 5 p.m. on October 27 by calling Sharron at 403-804-0817 or email

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