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Dr. Amy D'Aprix - International Federation on Ageing. Toronto, ON, CA

Dr. Amy D'Aprix Dr. Amy D'Aprix

Founder - Life Transitions by Dr. Amy | Life Transitions by Dr. Amy

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Our vision is to change the way people think, talk and act when navigating life transitions, particularly in their last third of life.

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Publications:

Dr. Amy D'Aprix Publication Dr. Amy D'Aprix Publication

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Spotlight on Caregiving - Interview with Dr. Amy D'Aprix Dr. Amy's Caregiving TV Show Concept

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Biography

With both a master's degree and Ph.D. in social work, Amy D’Aprix has been providing down-to-earth, practical, and professionally informed guidance on Life Transitions to individuals and professionals alike for 30+ years. Amy, affectionately known as “Dr. Amy”, is passionate about helping people have more choice, control, independence, and quality of life as they age. Life Transitions by Dr. Amy is a reflection of Amy’s passion to not only support individuals with the practical, emotional and family implications of their most profound challenges but to offer a unique practice elevation program for Professional Advisors so they can better understand their clients and help them prepare and respond to the financial and legal aspects of life transitions. Dr. Amy is the author of From Surviving to Thriving: Transforming Your Caregiving Journey and co-author of Building the Bonds of Friendship in Midlife and Beyond. She also created of the Life Memories Journal and Caring Cards to inspire more meaningful conversations between generations. Dr. Amy is a frequent guest on radio and TV shows and has written numerous articles for print and online publications. In between coaching, speaking, and writing, Dr. Amy sits on the Board of Directors of the International Federation on Ageing, and is both Past President and Past International Vice President. In 2016 she received a Professional Achievement Award from her Alma Mater, Case Western Reserve University. And in 2012 she was recognized as one of Canada’s top business women by Women’s Post Media.

Areas of Expertise (5)

Elder Care

Practical Strategies to Improve Your Caregiving Role

Staying Healthy and Positive

Retirement Planning

Seniors

Accomplishments (4)

Faculty Member - Society of Certified Senior Advisors (professional)

The Society of Certified Senior Advisors educates professionals to work more effectively with their senior clients. We believe that the right kind of planning, recommendations and referrals can make aging a state to be savored instead of a fate to be feared. For those who work with seniors, that means understanding the key health, social and financial factors that are important to seniors—and how these factors work together.

Director - International Federation on Ageing (professional)

The International Federation on Ageing is an international non-governmental organization with a membership base of NGOs, the corporate sector, academia, government, and individuals. WE BELIEVE in 'generating positive change for older people throughout the world by stimulating, collecting, analyzing, and disseminating information on rights, policies, and practices that improve the quality of life of people as they age.'

Author – From Surviving to Thriving: Transforming Your Caregiving Journey (professional)

Yes, compassionate caregiving for a senior family member can be a “gift”, not only for your aging relative, but also for yourself. Learning to thrive, not just survive, can be a transformational experience. This book provides powerful, practical strategies to help inspire, guide, and move caregivers to change their thinking and discover the true gifts of caregiving.

Co-Author – Building the Bonds of Friendship at Midlife and Beyond (professional)

Dr. Amy teams up with her colleague, Vicki Field, a certified lifestyle coach, to help Boomers explore and enhance the art of friendship in their lives. The CD, “Building the Bonds of Friendship at Midlife and Beyond,” and the companion journal are designed to deliver a fresh perspective for the reader while presenting realistic yet simple strategies for transforming the quality of your friendships.

Education (3)

Case Western Reserve University: Ph.D.

State University of New York at Albany: M.S.W.

CPCA: Certified Professional Consultant on Aging

Affiliations (1)

  • In between coaching, speaking, and writing, Dr. Amy sits on the Board of Directors of the International Federation on Ageing, and is both Past President and Past International Vice President. In 2016 she received a Professional Achievement Award from her Alma Mater, Case Western Reserve University. And in 2012 she was recognized as one of Canada’s top business women by Women’s Post Media.

Event Appearances (11)

KEYNOTE SPEECH – Essential Conversations: Enrich Your Life Forever

McCarter Grespan Beynon Weir LLP Speaker Series  Kitchener, Ontario

2011-04-07

KEYNOTE SPEECH

Baycrest Speaker Series  Toronto, Ontario

2009-01-12

KEYNOTE SPEECH: Caregiving in the 21st Century

Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging and Technology  Toronto, Ontario

2011-06-06

The Business of Ageing

International Federation on Ageing Global Conference  Melbourne, Australia

2010-05-05

Stigma, Mental Health, Ageing and Culture

International Federation on Ageing Global Conference  Melbourne, Australia

2010-05-05

KEYNOTE SPEECH: Retirement Inspiration

ZoomerShow  Toronto, Ontario

2009-10-31

KEYNOTE SPEECH: Women and Money

Women in Leadership and Business Conference  Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

2012-04-16

KEYNOTE SPEECH

Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York 16th Annual Caregiver’s Conference  Albany, New York

2012-06-12

The “Talk” with Aging Parents

ZoomerShow  Toronto, Ontario

2009-11-01

People Power: Relationship Matters

ZoomerShow  Toronto, Ontario

2009-11-01

The Future of Caregiving

2012 Aging in America Conference  Washington, D.C.

2012-03-31

Sample Talks (5)

Retirement Planning

Through a series of thought-provoking questions and exercises, you will explore your retirement in terms of relationships, lifestyle, home, and health, and how these link to the financial implications of retirement. Through this workshop, Dr. Amy helps people set retirement goals that look beyond the first few years of retirement or the big dream.

The Future of Caregiving

Dr. Amy D'Aprix will discuss potential solutions for the growing caregiver shortage and will describe how aging professionals can help guide families through the caregiving journey including navigating transitions of care, emotional struggles, the practical questions of finding and financing care that fits specific needs, as well as research highlights from a recent national study on the value of in-home care.

People Power: Relationship Matters

The people in your life greatly affect your health and happiness. Find out how to strengthen relationships with friends, siblings, parents, partners, children and grandchildren.

Retirement Inspiration

Thirty years is a long time to fill. What are the things that really make you tick and how can you work them into your retirement.

Women and Money

The Women and Money workshop is designed to provide information, motivation and resources that will help women improve their relationship with money. This workshop includes a series of thought-provoking and interactive exercises, video presentations and group discussions. All of these elements provide a means for women to discover how to improve their relationship with money and become more confident and in control of their financial life.