Past Events 1 Nov 2014 to 31 Oct 2015

01 Dec 14

Social Connections and Loneliness Among Older Adults

The AAG WA Division invites you to our forum 'Social Connections and Loneliness Among Older Adults' presented by Professor Norah Keating from the University of Alberta, Canada. She will talk about loneliness among older adults and the potential for them to be disconnected from meaningful social relationships. She will discuss recent national research on the risks of loneliness in older adults. She will also draw on data from Canada, noting parallels between Canada and Australia which have similar rates of population ageing, living situations of older persons and histories of settlement. Recent transitions in economic wellbeing and familial relationships further increase the risk of loneliness of older people. This seminar will:

  • Increase your understanding of contemporary issues around loneliness among older people
  • Advance your knowledge of the interconnections between loneliness and living arrangements
  • Create background knowledge useful in creating policy and practice to address loneliness among immigrant older adults
  • Teach you some of the practical interventions/programs that are in place in Canada that are helping to address this issue

About your presenter: Professor Norah Keating

Co-Director of Research on Aging, Policies and Practice at the University of Alberta, Professor of Gerontology, Centre for Innovative Ageing at Swansea University, directs the IAGG’s Global Social Initiative on Ageing, past chair of the North American Region of IAGG, past president of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and Gerontological Society of America.

Professor Keating's research and capacity building activities are in families, liveability, and care. She is engaged in international research on liveability of communities for older persons in Australia, Canada, and South Africa and is also involved in a programme of research on economic, health, and social costs of care in Canada and China.

Event Details

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Event Date & Time: Monday, 1 December 2014, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Event Location: Grace Vaughan House, 227 Stubbs Terrace, Shenton Park, WA

Registrations Open: 5th Nov 14 12:00 AM

Registrations Close: 2nd Dec 14 11:59 PM

Your Investment

AAG Member: $10
AAG Student/Concession Member: $10
Non-member: $30
Student/Concession Non-member $30

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