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October 2019

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Aging and living environments: Individual strategies and
public interventions 

On October 1st, as part of International Senior's Day, CREGÉS launched the latest edition of the Pluralages Magazine as a follow-up to a public workshop organized by équipe de recherche en partenariat VIES (Vieillissements, exclusions sociales et solidarités) in November 2018. The magazine gives access to content presented during the event, including the result of three research projects funded by the FRQSC. 

Download the magazine: In English | In French 

A Week of Dialogue

From October 14 to 20, CREGÉS participated in Projection - Une semaine de dialogue - A Week of Dialogue. Among the hundreds of activities programmed in Montreal, CREGÉS members were involved in many activities, including two Conférence CREGÉS. 

1- Recognize and identify people suffering from chronic illnesses who could benefit from palliative
care with Maryse Carignan, CISSS de Laval
 English  | French

2- Music Therapy in Bereavement Care, by Laurel Young, Concordia University, engAGE and CREGÉS


Rights and citizenship of older adults
In French, free of charge

The latest edition of the Revue Droits et libertés is dedicated to the rights of older adults and their grievances. A few CREGÉS members are among the authors. Read the entire edition


Psychological distress
of caregivers 

In French 

Mélanie Couture, CREGÉS in-house researcher on Sans Filtre, a show produced by URBANIA. On the program: psychological distress of caregivers in Québec and how to avoid being overwhelmed by the role. 

Watch the episode 

The CREGÉS in Rimouski
In French 

On October 17 and 18, Patrik Marier, CREGÉS Scientific Director, was invited by Harold Lebel, Member of the National Assembly for Rimouski, to participate in a panel discussion and present a summary of the collective book VIES-CREGÉS "Les vieillissements sous la loupe. Entre mythes et réalités". 

Consult the program of the symposium Bien vieillir dans Rimouski-Neigette.
Read the article in L'AVANTAGE.
Listen to the interview on Radio-Canada's Même Fréquence with Harold Lebel.

-Call for Proposals "Dialogue" by the FRQ :  A program aimed to support science communication to the public - Researcher and Student components   
Deadline : December 2,  2019

-Training grant: Healthy Cities Research Training Platform (HCRTP) CIHR-NSERC-SSHRC 
Deadlines: December 10, 2019 (Letter of intent), August 21, 2020 (request)

Portrait of the income of people
65 years of age and older in Montreal

In French 

The Direction régionale de santé publique de Montréal (DRSP) and the Table de concertation des aînés de l’île de Montréal (TCAÎM) have published this new thematic fact sheet that answers questions such as: What is the income profile of people aged 65 and over in Montréal? Are there socio-economic vulnerability profiles? Are there differences by subgroup of Montreal seniors?

See the fact sheet 
See other thematic fact sheets (bilingual)

In French 

Bilan des connaissances et mise à jour d’un quiz factuel sur la maltraitance envers les personnes aînées: update of the Quiz created in 2011 by the Research Chair on the Mistreatment of older adultsRead more 

Annual Report 2018-2019. Entente-cadre nationale et déploiement des processus d’intervention concertés pour lutter contre la maltraitance envers les personnes aînées: Report by the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) on the activities surrounding the Entente-cadre and on the deployment of collaborative intervention processes (PIC). Read the report

Annual Report 2018-2019. Loi visant à lutter contre la maltraitance envers les aînés … Chapitre II - Politique de lutte contre la maltraitance: report by the MSSS on the different projects leading to the adoption of a policy to counter mistreatment in the facilities of the Réseau de la santé et des services sociaux. Read the report

Annual Report of
the Québec Ombudsman

The Québec Ombudsman, Marie Rinfret, published her annual report 2018-2019 presenting her findings regarding the quality and integrity of Quebec public services. Read more

Follow-up of the 2018–2020
Municipal Action Plan for Seniors

The City of Montréal recently unveiled the Mid-term report of the 2018-2019 Municipal Action Plan for Seniors. Read the report

Connected older adults in Québec
NETendancies inquiry by CEFRIO
In French

The CEFRIO just published the 2019 results for the component « Les aînés connectés au Québec ». Read more 

Improve pedestrian access
in healthcare facilities

In French

The Conseil régional de l'environnement de Montréal, the TCAÎM  and their partners recently published results of a study aiming to improve the environment and secure travel around three health facilities in the Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough.

Read the results 

Older workers and
older adults in the regions 

Results of the 2016 census: Occupations with older workers: publication by Statistics Canada on the evolution the age composition of workers in the most common occupations. Read more 

Panorama des régions du Québec 2019 edition: document published by the Institut de la statistique du Québec shows that while population ageing is observed in all administrative regions, it is more pronounced in some regions. Read more (In French)



**This selection represents a sample of scientific publications by CREGÉS members. 

Van Pevenage, I., Blamoutier, M., Durivage, P., Freitas, Z., Orzeck, P., & Pevenage, C. (2019). Cartography of factors influencing caregivers’ experiences of loss: A promising tool to help social workers support caregivers. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care, 15(4), 133-144.

Aubin, G., Parisien, M., Gilbert, N., Dallaire, B., Billette, V., & Beauchamp, J. (2019). The Count Me In! program: An innovative approach to supporting community participation for seniors living with psychosocial difficulties. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 37(4), 61-65. 

Brotman, S., Ferrer, I., Koehn, S., & Delgado, P. (2019). L’isolement social chez les immigrant-e-s âgés au Canada : une question de droits de la personne. Droits et libertés. (open access)

Beauchamp, J., Chamberland, L., & Manseau-Young, M.-È. (2019). Pour une approche queer des vieillissements des aîné-e-s LGBT. Droits et libertés.  (open access)

Olazabal, I., & Simard, J. (2019). Vieux ou aînés? Réflexions sur le statut social de la vieillesse. Droits et libertés. (open access)

Simard, J., & Dhavernas, J. (2019). Droit au logement et personnes vieillissantes : petit bilan jurisprudentiel de la loi 492. Droits et libertés. (open access)

Levasseur, M., Filiatrault, J., Larivière, N., Trépanier, J., Lévesque, M.-H., Beaudry, M., . . . Sirois, F. (2019). Influence of Lifestyle Redesign® on health, social participation, leisure, and mobility of older French-Canadians. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73(5), 1-18. 

Giroux, D., Tremblay, M., Latulippe, K., Provencher, V., Poulin, V., Giguère, A., Dubé, V., Sévigny, A., Guay, M., Éthier, S., & Carignan, M. (2019). Promoting identification and use of aid resources by caregivers of seniors: Co-design of an electronic health tool. JMIR Aging, 2(2), 1-14.  (open access)



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