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Our members share their work results
A great number of our members participated to the Congres of the Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG2016), six symposiums, over 40 communications and an information kiosk was organized. Activities that have generated a lot of interest! Thank you all for your contribution to the CREGÉS promotion.

Three of our members also presented their work at the symposium Aging and Social Policy organized by the 
IVPSA. We thank our colleagues from Laval University for this invitation.


Synthesis tool to prevent mistreatment
Our members have developed a synthesis tool to meet the needs of many organizations wishing to clarify key elements of the continuum of care and services, their role and the possibilities of partnerships with stakeholders.

See also our Standard Policy Document 
(editable version).

National Caregivers' Week
The CREGÉS would like to highlight this event, which will take place from November 6th to November 12th,  2016.

CREGÉS and The Concordia University Research Chair on Aging and Public Policy will hold a conference on Current and Future Challenges in Caregiving (EVENT IS FULL).

Job offer :
Research assistant

Interested in program evaluation in social gerontology and interculturalism? If so, this job offer is for you!

Participants wanted for research project
You are over 65 and you want to improve your social participation? Become involved in a research project at Concordia University and enjoy leisure activities in small groups. Financial compensation provided .

Additional Information:
514-848-2424 (ext. 2247)
Training: Introduction to palliative care

November 17, 2016
13 - 16 pm
CLSC René-Cassin, Conference room, 2nd floor

This training offered by Patricia Friesen, nurse in SAPA, CREGES member and collaborator to the Leading practice in Community palliative care, is intended for trainees, students, volunteers and frontline workers who have an interest in palliative care and in the end-of-life issues for seniors.  
*Participants will receive a participation attestation. 

For inscription, contact Patricia Friesen at 514-484-7878 ext. 1330.

Sharing Day on Housing for Seniors
November 11, 2016
8 am - 3:45 pm

Community Center of Brossard, Brossard

The Carrefour action municipale et famille organizes a day of information and discussion which aims to present inspiring projects and innovative approaches to housing for seniors.

Consult the
Free activity

Valuing Caregivers of Seniors: A Collective Commitment 
4th edition of the Journée de l’APPUI

November 28, 2016
8 am - 16:30 pm

Hotel Plaza, Quebec

This activity will stimulate participant's reflections and discussions about the necessary commitment to value the role of caregivers.

Consult the program
free mandatory registration



** This selection represents a sample of our member's publications. For more publications, see the "In The Spotlight" section of our Social Gerontology Scientific Alert

« La place de l’éthique dans l’interprétation de la souffrance en recherche qualitative »

This article focuses on ethics and interpretation in qualitative research, more specifically using examples from research that study the experience of suffering. Read + | Article PDF

Bourgeois-Guérin, V., Simon Beaudoin, S. (2016). Recherches qualitatives, 35(2), 23-44.

''Oscillating in and out of place: Experiences of older adults residing in homeless shelters in Montreal, Quebec''

This article explains the concept of aging ''in place'' and the different dimensions of this concept for older adults residing in homeless shelters. Read +

Burns, V. F. (2016). Journal of Aging Studies, 39, 11-20.

''‘Growing Old’ in Shelters and ‘On the Street’: Experiences of Older Homeless People''

This article presents the results of a thematic study based on qualitative interviews with 40 elderly people who are or were homeless. Read +

Grenier, A., Sussman, T., Barken, R., Bourgeois-Guérin, V., & Rothwell, D. (2016). Journal of Gerontological Social Work.

''Patterns of Shelter Use Among Men New to Homelessness in Later Life: Duration of Stay and Psychosocial Factors Related to Departure''

This article presents the analysis of administrative data from a shelter (N = 1214 homeless people) to assess the extent to which age is a risk factor that influence the stay in a shelter and to examine psychosocial factors that may be associated with leaving in the shelter. Read +

Rothwell, D. W., Sussman, T., Grenier, A., Mott, S., & Bourgeois-Guérin, V. (2016). Journal of Applied Gerontology. 

''Improving walkability for seniors through accessibility to food stores: a study of three areas of Greater Montreal''

This article analyzes the potential for pedestrian accessibility of three Montreal suburbs and reveals the need to find a balance between pedestrian accessibility, public transport and motor transport. Read +

Negron-Poblete, P., Séguin, A.-M., & Apparicio, P. (2016). Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability, 9(1), 51-72. 



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