Trent University Invites the Public to a Presentation on Rural Aging


Leading international scholar to discuss rural aging in Canadian issues and international contexts

Tuesday, May 24, 2011, Peterborough

The Trent Aging Studies Collaborative (TASC) at Trent University welcomes the public to a free presentation, “Rural Aging: Canadian Issues and International Contexts”, with leading expert Dr. Norah Keating, on Thursday, May 26 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Traill College’s Bagnani Hall.

With its aging population, vast territories and low density settlements, Canada has become a world leader in rural-aging research. In this public event, Dr. Norah Keating will discuss the lives of older adults in Canada, drawing on research over the past 20 years. She will discuss what has been learned about the social engagement, independence, family and social networks, rural services and health of older rural Canadians. She will highlight gaps in our understanding of marginalization and exclusion, of contributions and engagement, and of diversity of rural communities and people. Canada’s rural aging experiences will be placed in context through a review of the living situation and family connections of older adults across world regions.

Dr. Norah Keating is an international scholar on rural aging and a professor and co-director of Research on Aging, Policies and Practice with the Department of Human Ecology at the University of Alberta.

“Rural Aging: Canadian Issues and International Contexts” is presented by the Trent Aging Studies Collaborative (TASC) in partnership with the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies, Trent/Fleming School of Nursing, the Canadian Studies, Geography and Sociology undergraduate programs and the Peterborough County-City Health Unit.

All are welcome to this free, public event.


For more information, please contact: Mark Skinner, associate professor, Geography, 705-748-1011 ext. 7946,