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Who is the NICE Learning Series on Aging for?

The NICE Learning Series on Aging will increase your knowledge and deepen your understanding on a variety of topics related to aging. You will be joining learners from all walks of life, including older adults, healthcare professionals, caregivers, university students, and life-long learners. Join us as we learn from professionals in the field of aging as well as those with lived experience.

What does each course include?

  • Live webinar classes

  • Online discussions with like minded learners

  • Weekly assignments to reinforce your knowledge

  • Bonus materials and tools

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Access all of the courses in The Learning Series On Aging!

Our next Course 'The Imapct of Social Isolatoin on Seniors'

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Our Instuctors

Senior Instructor

Anna Siciliano

Anna Siciliano received her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology and Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) from York University. She is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). Anna has extensive clinical experience working with children, adults, and older adults specializing in mental health, interpersonal relationships, family dynamics, trauma, and caregiver counselling. She has also held several roles within the child welfare sector. Her research interests focus on the mental health of children, adults, caregiver counseling, elder abuse, palliative care. Anna's most recent role was Social Work Care Navigator with Sinai Health System's Circle of Care -Independence At Home Community Outreach Team (IAH COT) which includes a Registered Nurse, Social Worker, TC Home and Community Care Support Services Care Coordinator, Geriatric Psychiatrist, Geriatrician and Pharmacist. This unique team provides specialized, comprehensive geriatric assessments, navigation and access to rehabilitative services to medically complex and frail older adults who live at home and have experienced a functional decline. Her role with IAH COT has provided Anna a platform to present her Social Work Care Navigator role at a conference in New Brunswick, Moncton including presenting at various conferences in Toronto, ON.
 In April 2021, Anna commenced a new role as Inpatient Medicine Social Worker with Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital. Anna assists in disposition planning, including navigation of resources and advocacy to optimize patients' transitions in care. Additionally, Anna is a Clinical Social Work/Therapist with a private counseling agency in Toronto, ON. Anna is the recipient of the prestigious Esther and Saul Baker Awards (2021) for her outstanding clinical and leadership work in the Geriatrics Program at the Sinai Health System and the University Health Network (UHN). In her spare time, Anna enjoys Forest Bathing and hiking excursions.

President & CEO CAN AGE

Laura Tamblyn Watts

Laura Tamblyn Watts is the CEO of CanAge, Canada’s national seniors’ advocacy organization and a frequently sought-after speaker. Her work focuses on aging, inclusion, and justice. She has previously served as Chief Public Policy Officer at the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (2018- 2019) and in a number of positions at the Canadian Centre for Elder Law including as their long-time National Director (2004-2018). She is faculty at the Factor Inwentash Faculty of Social Work where she teaches a course in Law and Aging at the University of Toronto (2012-current).  She was called to the Bar in 1999.

Who Are We? We're NICE!

The National Initiative for the Care Of the Elderly (NICE) is an international network of researchers, practitioners, and students dedicated to improving the care of older adults, both in Canada and abroad.

Our members represent a broad spectrum of disciplines and professions, including geriatric medicine, gerontological nursing, gerontological social work, gerontology, rehabilitation science, sociology, psychology, policy, law and older adults themselves and their caregivers.

We are excited to bring experts in aging issues.


  • Who teaches the courses?

    Each of our courses are led by some of the world's top thinkers in the ageing field. Each instructor brings with them an innovative approach to their course topics to arm students with the thinking and tools needed to improve the senior experience.

  • What will I get out of courses?

    Students will learn how to improve the ageing experience in the digital age. In our upcoming MAiD course, Students will learn to identify and navigate difficult conversations surrounding MAiD and end of life care.

  • What is the course format and how is it delivered?

    Expect a mix of recorded lessons and live classes taught by the instructor. Miss a livestream? No problem. All livestreams are recorded and available on demand. You’ll also participate in animated online discussions and be able to work on assignments to increase your knowledge retention.

  • Can I attend with my team?

    We love working with teams! If you’re a team of seven or more and are interested in a course, email for more information.

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What do you want to learn next?

NICE is always looking to expand our learning offerings. What topics do you want to learn about? Do you know an amazing instructor who needs to be heard?