Invitation to the Toronto Home Economics Association Celebration of Home Economics Day


Toronto Home Economics Association (THEA) is inviting us to celebrate World Home Economics Day with them.  

Please see below and the attached poster.

Thanks so much for the invitation from Ruth Macdonald.

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  To celebrate IFHE World Home Economics Day 2021 theme and World Health Organization Decade of Healthy Ageing 2020-2030, Toronto Home Economics Association presents Age Friendly Communities, a virtual presentation by Heather Thompson, Director of Age-Friendly Initiatives with Community Development Halton.

Save the date, Saturday, March 20, 2021 noon CST- World Home Economics Day Presentation

Celebrate 2021 World Home Economics Day-Age Friendly Homes and Communities.

Elderly healthcare heart shaped logo. Nursing home sign. Elderly healthcare heart shaped logo. Nursing home sign. elderly care stock illustrationsJoin the IFHE-US Board of Directors in an event to celebrate World Home Economics Day.  Dr. Virginia Vincenti,  Professor Emeritus of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Wyoming, will share Resources on Elder Abuse and Elder Financial Exploitation.  Followed by question-and-answer session. Short reports will be made about in innovative program at the University of Connecticut that focuses on students addressing aging in communities and  an update by the World Congress 2022 co-chairs.  Grab your lunch or breakfast depending on your time zone and join this informative session. 

The event will be held via Zoom.  The event should last about 1.5 hours.   Send an e-mail to Kim Kamin,  kimkamin2018@gmail.com to receive the link.  The link will be sent a week before the event.  PDU’s will be applied for. 

Kick Off Webinar- November 27th: Successful aging

Dear members,

Don’t miss out on our free KICK-OFF WEBINAR “Successful ageing: Challenges for home economists” with IFHE member Seema PURI, Associate Professor at the Institute of Home Economics, University of Delhi, and expert on Social Gerontology:

Join us online on Friday 27 November 2020 at 7:30 Delhi/India time
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/923012405

With kind regards,
IFHE Office Bonn, Germany

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Household Technology Webinar

Dear IFHE members

Thanks to the initiative of a very active IFHE Programme Committee, we can warmly invite you to attend a webinar on technology & sustainability. Members of the committee share their research on solar cookers, water management, food hygiene & environmental stability. Each topic is presented for 15 minutes, followed by a short discussion. The event is moderated by Pamela TURNER, Chair of the Committee Household Technology & Sustainability.

28 OCTOBER 9-10:30 am (Atlanta, USA)
https://zoom.us/j/96965733009

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Young Professional Network Webinar: October 22nd

Young Professional Network Webinar- Sign up On October 22, 2020 at 4:00 pm Eastern time, Dr. Amanda McCloat, Director of the IFHE Young Professionals Network (YPN), will hold a webinar discussing the YPN, its benefits, and the importance of young professionals’ involvement.

Dr. McCloat is the Head of the Home Economics Department at St. Angela’s College and will speak to interested Family & Consumer Sciences professionals from Sligo, Ireland. This will be a great time for you to learn more about the benefits of being involved in IFHE, and we would love to have additional participants in the YPN.

Students, new professionals, and the young at heart are all invited to attend. Please RSVP to Carmen Pedersen, GAFCS Counselor at carmen.n.pedersen@gmail.com by October 16 to receive a link and future updates about the webinar.

Call for Experts

IFHE plans to submit a statement to the United Nations Commission for Social Development 2021 and is inviting members to contribute.

Theme of the statement is “Socially just transition towards sustainable development: the role of digital technologies on social development and well-being of all”.
We are looking for experts on home economics & digital technologies to contribute to the statement. The more aspects and perspectives we can add, the better.
If you are interested, please send your contact details and background to Annette.ptassek@ifhe.org until 5 October 2020.

More on the Commission on Social Development 2021:
https://www.un.org/development/desa/dspd/united-nations-commission-for-social-development-csocd-social-policy-and-development-division/csocd59.html

Many thanks for your participation and support!

IFHE Office Bonn