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June 15
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Older adult mistreatment is a reality. Perhaps you know an older adult personally or professionally that may be in a situation of mistreatment and needs help? Talk about it. Call the Older Adult Mistreatment Helpline.

This June 15th show support, wear a purple ribbon!

Toolkit to promote physical activity among seniors (available in French)

June 21, 2016 | 3 - 5 PM
5800 Cavendish Blvd. | Cote-St-Luc | 6th floor

This practical and versatile kit helps equip the leaders of community organizations who wish to encourage their members to be more active. It includes an introduction document and three guides that can be used separately: a reflection guide, a guide promoting an active and safe lifestyle, and an implementation guide for physical activity programs.

To highlight this success, the Center for Research and Expertise in Social Gerontology team of West-Central Montreal Health is organizing a Wine and Cheese event to which you are cordially invited.

Please confirm your presence prior to June 7th to:

Start using the toolkit now!
Free Download ˃˃


Identities in Transition: Women Caregivers in Bereavement 

This study examines the experiences of women caregivers after the death of the person they cared for. Their caregiver experience has transformed their identity and this change continues to their mourning, which also brings its set of challenges, difficulties and emotions. Read +

Orzeck, P. (2016). Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care 12(1-2): 145-161

Grandparents’ reflections on family leisure: “It keeps a family together

This article discusses the viewpoints of grandparents whose grandchildren have reached adulthood, on the time spent on leisure with family. The results of this qualitative study show that these seniors perceive these activities as a way to strengthen ties between family members and pass on family values. Read +

Hebblethwaite, S. (2016). Journal of Leisure Research 48(1)


Homelessness among older people: Assessing strategies and frameworks across Canada

In this study, the content of 42 Canadian strategies on homelessness was identified to verify if the group of seniors living in this situation is taken into consideration. Only 7% of strategies address this issue in depth. Consequently, the authors recall the importance of taking action appropriate to homelessness seniors. Read +

Grenier, A., R. Barken, T. Sussman, D. W. Rothwell and V. Bourgeois-Guérin (2016). Revue canadienne de politique sociale (74) 


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