Decolonizing Dementia: Deconstructing a Critical Indigenous Health Inequity
November 23rd, 2021
The 2021 Aging & Society Seminar Series, in partnership with the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies, featured a talk by Cliff Whetung, a fourth year Ph.D. student at New York University's Silver School of Social Work. In this talk, Cliff discusses and critiques existing research about Indigenous cognitive health and its connection to colonialist perspectives. He then considers tangible steps toward the equitable inclusion of IOAs in cognitive health research, policy, and intervention.
Watch the presentation here!
Posthumanist Turn in Ageing Studies Symposium
Join us, along with ACT Project (Concordia) and engAGE for a four-panel online symposium "The Posthumanist Turn in Ageing Studies" on October 4 & 18, and November 1 & 15 at 11:00 am EST.
Registration is free!
For more information on the symposium and to register, click here.
May 31, 2020
Join TCAS for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's (remote event).
The Trent Centre for Aging & Society is proud to participate once again in the local IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's. Although we can't be together on Trent's beautiful campus this year, we can still participant from wherever we may be. You are invited to join our team by committing to do something active on Sunday May 31, 2020. Walk the dog, run those stairs by the local baseball diamond, bike along the Otonabee, or follow a ballet class over YouTube. Whatever you choose, snap a picture and send it to email@example.com to help us promote this important cause together.
Donations welcome but not required
TCAS will serve as a sponsor for this event and has already contributed financially. We are welcoming our members and supporters to join or donate to our fundraising team* if they desire, but more important is the chance to come together (while keeping safely distant) to raise awareness around dementia and the many services and resources offered by our local Alzheimer Society. *Any funds raised through the TCAS Team Platform are from the individuals themselves and their own supporters*
May 20, 2020
Trent Talks: Aging Together & Apart (virtual event). "Aging Together and Apart," was the 5th installment of the Trent Talks series. Chancellor Stephen Stohn spoke with Trent University Centre for Aging and Society members Dr. Sally Chivers, professor in English and Gender & Women’s Studies; and Dr. Mark Skinner, dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, about aging care and community in the time of COVID-19.
February 4, 2020
Join us for our next Journal Club where Dr. Ulla Kriebernegg (University of Graz) will join us (by video conference) to discuss her 2018 article, "‘Time to go. Fast not slow’: geronticide and the burden narrative of old age in Margaret Atwood’s ‘Torching the Dusties.’" TCAS Visiting Scholar Dr. Dorothy Lin will facilitate the discussion.
January 21, 2020
For our second Aging & Society Seminar of the academic year we welcome Dr. Kirsten Ellison. Dr. Ellison will speak on Aging and the language of intervention: How we make sense of living beyond the bounds of age.
November 26, 2019
I'm Still Here: Precarity, Aging and Life with Art - a panel discussion as part of Precarious2: Peterborough ArtsWORK Festival. All are welcome to this free event at The Theatre on King, Peterborough.
November 14, 2019
All welcome to the TCAS Journal Club on November 14 from 3-4:30pm at Alumni House, Trent University. The article to be discussed is "'I'm G-Mom On the Phone': Remote grandmothering, cell phones, and inter-generational dis/connections" by Sawchuk and Crow (2012).
October 16, 2019
Join us for the 2019 Stephen Katz Lecture in Interdisciplinary Aging Studies, "Bunions, Brain Games & Belly Fat: Ageing & Algorithmic Media" with Dr. Kim Sawchuk.
September 24, 2019
"Informing Care: Tracing tensions in everyday information work in dementia care" with Dr. Nicole Dalmer.
Aging in the City Series: EngAGEing Ideas for Age-Friendly Communities
The "Aging in the City" series examines key issues for aging equity, including quality care and work in long-term care; the social determinants of health and aging; and thinking through issues related to aging, diversity and difference. On Oct 18, 6-8 pm professors from this research project will hold a public information session at the Toronto Reference Library as part of the series. They invite seniors living in Toronto who are interested in research participation and members of organizations that serve and represent seniors to join them to talk about age-friendly practices for a diverse city. TCAS Director Dr. Sally Chivers, is a co-investigator on the project and will be presenting at the event. Learn more
Late Life Homelessness
All are invited to the second annual Stephen Katz Lecture in Interdisciplinary Aging Studies with our esteemed guest, Dr. Amanda Grenier. Dr. Grenier will discuss the results of her four-year ethnographic study on homelessness in Montreal, Quebec. The Lecture will take place at 5:30 pm on October 10th, 2018 at Bagnani Hall, Traill College, Trent University (310 London St., Peterborough, ON). Light refreshments will be served at this free event. Kindly RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (705) 748-1011 x 6440.
Creative Teamwork: Developing Rapid, Site Switching Ethnography
Join leading scholars from Trent University, Carleton University, and York University on Tuesday, March 6 at The Gathering Space, Gzowski College from 1 pm to 3 pm.
Details below - don't forget to RSVP to email@example.com
5 pm to 7 pm at the Peterborough Public Library, 345 Aylmer St. N., Peterborough
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The Challenges of Reintegrating Senior Parolees into the Community and Long-term Care Facilities
On February 22, 2018, the Citizens Advisory Committee, Correctional Services Canada, Peterborough Reintegration Services (formerly Peterborough Community Chaplaincy), Trent Nursing, Sociology, Forensic Science, and the Trent Centre for Aging & Society joined together to explore the pressing issue of how we reintegrate senior parolees into our communities and long-term care facilities.
Aging in a Post-aging, Post-Queer World
We're delighted to host Drs. Doreen Fumia and Jane Traies on Tuesday, November 7 at The Gathering Space, Gzowski College from 11 am to 1 pm.
See the poster for all the details, and don't forget to RSVP to email@example.com
Redirection: Movers, Shakers, and Shifters
People are living longer than ever and they are thinking differently about work and retirement. Join us for a screening of a new documentary that explores the changing work-life experiences of five Canadians over 50. Stay for a discussion with the filmmaker, Dr. Suzanne Cook, moderated by Dr. Mark Skinner, director of the Trent Centre for Aging & Society, and hear from a local panel of older adults and service providers about their experiences in the Peterborough area.
The Trent Centre for Aging & Society and the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging is pleased to co-host 'Futures of Aging' on March 8, 2017.
This FREE event will bring together faculty, students (current and alumni), seniors, and community partners with an interest in social aspects of aging. The day will provide networking opportunities, a faculty panel of leading researchers speaking on the future of aging research in Canada, a keynote by Dr. Neil Hanlon (University of Northern British Columbia), as well as student specific sessions.
A student poster session ‘Are We There Yet?: New Directions in Aging’ will provide students with the opportunity to showcase their graduate work in the field of aging to peers and faculty from both Trent and McMaster.
Registration deadline: February 10, 2017
Student Poster Abstract Submission: Must accompany registration
Intersections: A Feminist Seminar Series
November 8th from 12 to 2 pm in the Senior Common Room at Traill College.
Hosted by Aging Activisms, Gender and Women's Studies, and TCAS, Nadine Changfoot will present, alongside two of her community research collaborators, Mary Anne Ansley and Andrea Dodson.
Their talk is called "Generative Intersectionalities: Strengthening Our Activisms at the Intersections of the Personal, Professional, Disability, and Aging."
This will be a dynamic and intimate glimpse into important, community-engaged, feminist research.
Bonus: lunch is included! (Black Honey - yum!!).
Please join us. All are welcome. RSVP to Tessa by November 3rd: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sexual Consent Conference
We're pleased to sponsor keynote speaker Dr. Lori Schindel Martin and her talk on sexual consent and dementia. Dr. Schindel Martin takes the stage 3 June at 9:15 am at Gzowski College.
Intersections Feminist Seminar Series
Along with Intersections Feminist Seminar Series, we're delighted to co-host Doctoral Candidate, Barbara Ratzenböck on 3, 4 June for two informal and interactive events.
Ms. Ratzenböck is travelling from Austria to share her work with us, so please do come out to help us warmly welcome her. See the poster for detail
National Nursing Week 2016
Many Faces of Social Justice Research Summit // 11 May 12:30-4:00 pm, Wenjack Theatre, Trent University.
It's National Nursing Week and our own Mark Skinner will be participating in a panel discussion on social justice issues that encompass five focus areas.
Mark is offering his expertise on rural health/aging, and others will discuss mental health, women's health and gender, and indigenous communities.
Street Nurse and homeless advocate, Cathy Crowe will give the keynote, and many additional faculty members will highlight their own social justice research in an innovative "speed dating" format.
Come out and support the important work being done by the "backbone" of our health care system, and those whose research helps to support their efforts.
The first month of spring saw two visits to Kingston, ON by Centre members. On 4 March, Dr. Stephen Katz was the invited Keynote speaker at the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health conference, "Aging, Are We Doing it Right?" Dr. Katz’s talk, "Images of Aging: Ageism, Anti-Aging, and Anti-Ageism" critically examined popular imagery of aging tying it to “neoliberal health agendas, retirement industries and consumer culture where growing older without aging is idealized.”
On 23 ...March, the Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Geography and Planning at Queen’s University hosted an Aging and Health Symposium. Scholars from Sweden joined our own Dr. Mark Skinner in a plenary that tackled “the challenges of providing health and social services in Sweden and Canada as their older populations grow.” Dr. Skinner’s talk, "Panacea, Paradox, Precarity: Volunteerism, Aging and Health in Rural Communities" looked at the challenges faced by rural communities many of which struggle with limited or uneven resources, including reliance on volunteers who themselves are getting older.
Suds N' Speakers
March 17, 2016 at The Trend (Traill College)
Join Centre members Barb Marshall, May Chazan, and Mark Skinner for an informal, late afternoon discussion accompanied by yummy eats. The talk titles are sure to intrigue: From Decline to Desire: Sexing Up the Aging Body; From Active to Activist Aging; and From Panacea to Paradox: Older Volunteers in Aging Communities