LIVE:CAST 2020 – ‘Adapting > How Change Creates Opportunities’
December 3, 2020
Title: ‘Adapting > How Change Creates Opportunities’
Date: Thursday, 3rd December 2020
Live Online on www.caracentre.ie
Time: 10am – 1pm
About the Event
To celebrate International Day for People with Disabilities, join us for an informative and interactive online live broadcast titled ‘Adapting – How Change Creates Opportunities’. Cara, in association with Sport Ireland, are delighted to host this live online event which will include a morning of interviews, panel discussions, personal stories from a host of special guests. It will focus on how small changes to facilities, mind-sets and practices can create life-changing opportunities for people with disabilities through sport and physical activity.
This Live Cast is free and open for anyone to attend, and may be of particular interest to those in the follow areas:
Introduction to the Live:Cast from joint hosts Niall O’Flynn & Joanne Cantwell
|10.15||Key Note Presenter
To Be Announced
|10.30||Session 1 – Sport
Sport In A Time Of Change
Join Benny Cullen (Sport Ireland),Joanne O’Riordan (No Limbs No Limits) and Paul Carr (Basketball Ireland) for a conversation on the current sports based opportunities for people with disabilities, the challenges and successes, and how the sector can adapt to create more opportunities for inclusion nationwide.
|11.00||Session 2 – Outdoors
Exploring and Embracing The Outdoors
Join Nikki Bradley (The Motivation Factory), Ciara Munnelly (Sport Ireland) and Jon Hynes (Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre) for a conversation on the benefits, challenges and opportunities for people with disabilities accessing the great outdoors in a ‘Living with Covid’ era.
|11.30||Session 3 – Fitness & Physical Activity
Building Lifelong Participation Through Fitness and Physical Activity
Join Jack Kavanagh (Resilience Coach & Speaker), Pauline Casey (Waterford Sports Partnership) and Sarah Hewitt (St. Michael’s House) for a conversation on the importance of physical activity and fitness opportunities for people with disabilities, the challenges associated, and how we can support and encourage active and healthy lifestyles.
|12.00||Key Note Speaker
Dr. James Rimmer PhD
‘Beyond Sport – Using all forms of wellness to optimise resilience in people with disabilities’
James H. Rimmer, PhD is the first Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He is also director of research at Lakeshore Foundation, a large 501c universally designed wellness center for people with disabilities and chronic health conditions. He is a Professor in the School of Health Professions at UAB and has an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the School of Medicine.
Dr. Rimmer’s research interests explore the use of new and emergent technologies to promote beneficial physical activity and healthful weight management in adults with physical disabilities. He is an expert in environmental barriers and facilitators of physical activity for people with disabilities.
In 2020, Dr. Rimmer developed the MENTOR program (Mindfulness, Exercise, and Nutrition To Optimize Resilience), which is funded by the U.S. federal government through the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD). The MENTOR program was created for individuals who have a disability and want to go beyond sport to improve their health and well-being. While the program places a heavy emphasis on exercise and sport, it goes beyond it by using a set of 10 other evidence-based wellness domains that can have a dramatic impact on a person’s life. During the COVID-19 pandemic MENTOR is being offered online to people at home through videoconferencing technology using MENTOR-trained health coaches to deliver the program. MENTOR’s holistic approach is aimed at restoring, improving, and protecting health across the lifespan.
Dr. Rimmer has a lifelong passion for using all forms of wellness to improve the health and well-being of people with disabilities.
|12.30||Wrap Up Session
Challenges and Opportunities for 2021
While 2020 created many challenges, the sports sector responded through innovative platforms and novel initiatives to continue to create sport and physical activity opportunities for people with disabilities throughout Ireland. Join key representatives from across the sport, disability and health sectors, for a conversation on the challenges and opportunities moving into 2021.
The event will be jointly hosted by
Niall O’Flynn is a writer, producer and director.
As award-winning journalist, he has covered major international news and sports events for newspapers, radio & TV – working in the Middle East, USA, Australia, Europe, UK & Ireland.
He directs a variety of RTE’s flagship programmes, including Prime Time, Claire Byrne Live, Winning Streak, The Sunday Game & International Soccer. He is the author of “Ireland’s Olympians” and a member of the Irish Film & Television Academy.
As a sportsman, he has represented Dublin, Leinster and Ireland, at various levels.
Joanne Cantwell is an Irish sports presenter. She is the presenter of weekly rugby magazine programme Against the Head on RTÉ Two, and was also a match reporter on Premier Soccer Saturday. During the summer months, Joanne works as a reporter on The Sunday Game, Raidió Teilifís Éireann’s main Gaelic games television programme. It is shown on RTÉ Two every Sunday during the Football Championship and Hurling Championship seasons.
Dr. James Rimmer PhDChair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ellen KeaneThree-time Paralympian
Dr. James Rimmer PhD
The event will have contributions from the following:
Nikki BradleyThe Motivation Factory
Jack KavanaghResilience Coach & Speaker
Joanne O’RiordanNo Limbs No Limits
Sarah HewittSt. Michaels House
Miriam MaloneParalympics Ireland / Disability Organisations Network
Paul CarrBasketball Ireland
Ciara MunnellySport Ireland
Benny CullenSport Ireland
Niamh DaffyCEO, Cara, Sport Inclusion Ireland
Una MaySport Ireland
John HynesKinsale Outdoor Education Centre
Sarah O’BrienNational Lead – Healthy Eating and Active Living Policy Priority Programme
Pauline CaseyWaterford Sports Partnership
Minister of State for Sport & The Gaeltacht, Jack Chambers TD. will join us live as part of the panel discussion.
Jack Chambers T.D.
Given the financial strain many individuals and organisations are currently under due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, this Live Cast is free and open for anyone to attend. You must register in advance however. Closing date for registration is Monday November 30th.
- December 3, 2020
- Cara Events Team