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LIVE:CAST 2020 – ‘Adapting > How Change Creates Opportunities’

December 3, 2020

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LIVE:CAST 2020

Title:  ‘Adapting > How Change Creates Opportunities’
Date: Thursday, 3rd December 2020
Live Online on www.caracentre.ie
Cost: FREE
Time: 10am – 1pm

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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:

National Governing Bodies of Sport managers, development officers and coaches
Local Sports Partnership coordinators, sports inclusion disability officers (SIDO) and sports development officers (SDO)
Professionals across the health, education, outdoor, sport, fitness and leisure sectors
Disability Services managers and staff
People with disabilities
Anyone with an interest in enhancing sport and physical activity opportunities for people with disabilities

Event Schedule

10.00 Welcome Address

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.

12.55 Closing Address

 

 


MC’s

The event will be jointly hosted by

Niall O’Flynn

Niall O’Flynn

Writer, Producer and Director

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

Joanne Cantwell

Irish Sports Presenter

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.


Keynote Speakers

Dr. James Rimmer PhD

Dr. James Rimmer PhD

Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ellen Keane

Ellen Keane

Three-time Paralympian

 


Special Guests

The event will have contributions from the following:

Nikki Bradley

Nikki Bradley

The Motivation Factory
Jack Kavanagh

Jack Kavanagh

Resilience Coach & Speaker
Joanne O’Riordan

Joanne O’Riordan

No Limbs No Limits
Sarah Hewitt

Sarah Hewitt

St. Michaels House
Miriam Malone

Miriam Malone

Paralympics Ireland / Disability Organisations Network
Paul Carr

Paul Carr

Basketball Ireland
Ciara Munnelly

Ciara Munnelly

Sport Ireland
Benny Cullen

Benny Cullen

Sport Ireland
Niamh Daffy

Niamh Daffy

CEO, Cara, Sport Inclusion Ireland
Una May

Una May

Sport Ireland
John Hynes

John Hynes

Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre
Sarah O’Brien

Sarah O’Brien

National Lead – Healthy Eating and Active Living Policy Priority Programme
Pauline Casey

Pauline Casey

Waterford 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.

Jack Chambers T.D.

Minister of State for Sport and the Gaeltacht

 


Registration

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.

 

REGISTER

Details

Date:
December 3, 2020

Organizer

Cara Events Team
Phone:
066-7144245
Email:
dnimhuircheartaigh@caracentre.ie
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