In the News
November 18, 2020
Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Interdisciplinary Aging Studies Program has been a leading feature at Trent Centre for Aging & Society since 2017.
September 25, 2020
Video series highlights three research projects exploring older voluntarism, social isolation and age-friendly policies in the context of COVID-19.
June 17, 2020
Trent researchers partner with Selwyn Township to explore the needs of senior volunteers during the pandemic.
June 1, 2020
Trent Centre for Aging & Society members and supporters spanned three provinces and two continents thanks to first ever virtual Walk for Alzheimer’s.
May 28, 2020
Office of Research & Innovation invests in multidisciplinary response to COVID-19 from academia, and seven members of the Trent Centre for Aging and Society make up four of the nine successful project grant recipients.
May 1, 2020
Dr. McCrillis to contribute wealth of expertise and experience on aging rural communities to projects at TCAS and Trent.
April 17, 2020
Trent graduate student Sandy Robinson conducts interdisciplinary research with faculty in the Trent Centre for Aging and Society and English for her master of arts in Public Texts.
Members of the Re-imagining Long-term Residential Care research project draw on over a decade of research studying nursing homes in six countries to address present and future policy responses to the current pandemic.
Mar. 10, 2020
TCAS undergraduate associate Brooke DeGraaf prepares for a career supporting people as they age with volunteer position at the Alzheimer Society.
Jan. 24, 2020
Now in its 16th year, the festival features films made by Peterborough film makers and others from around the world.
Jan. 24, 2020
Aging Vitalities and Reconciliation through Education to be featured at annual documentary film festival.
Jan. 14, 2020
Trent researcher explores the implications of wrinkle creams, blood transfusions, and asks us to think critically about the way we talk about them.
Dec. 13, 2019
Experts in the Trent Centre for Aging and Society are challenging the myths and mysteries about getting older.
Dec. 11, 2019
Trent graduate student relishes fieldwork & knowledge exchange opportunities while pursuing a Ph.D. in Canadian Studies
Oct. 16, 2019
Professor Sally Chivers, B.A. (Calgary), Ph.D. (McGill), Director of the Trent Centre for Aging and Society speaks about the annual Stephen Katz lecture at Trent University.
October 15, 2019
2019 Stephen Katz Distinguished Visiting Scholar Dr. Kim Sawchuk explores intersection between age, aging and communications technology.
June 5, 2019
Trent University hosts international conference on dealing with a global aging population.
May 31, 2019
TrentAging2019 keynote speaker Dr. Josphine Dolan discussed how older people are portrayed, and consequently stereotyped, in film. Click the link at the title to listen the interview starting at minute 38.
May 29, 2019
Scientists, researchers and aging specialists from around the world are meeting at Trent University this week for an international symposium on aging. Dr. Sally Chivers talks to Global News Morning Peterborough host Teresa Kaszuba about the event.
May 28, 2019
The four-day symposium invites researches, writers and scholars from all disciplines to share their approaches to conventional fields of gerontology and critical aging studies.
May 28, 2019
More than 200 scholars, researchers and writers from more than 20 countries were at Trent University for a sold-out international conference on aging studies from May 28 to 31.
May 7, 2019
Mariana Castelli Rosa studies role language plays in marginalization of seniors.
May 2, 2019
Trent University researchers are exploring the feasibility of a home-sharing project that would pair senior citizens with students in Peterborough.
October 3, 2018
Dr. Sally Chivers contributes expertise in philosophical, cultural and gendered approaches to aging to Canada-wide study.
August 20, 2018
Aging Rural Communities the focus of Trent session at IFA Global Conference.
August 13, 2018
Move Recognizes Trent’s International Leadership in Aging Studies.
July 24, 2018
Dr. Chivers brings wealth of interdisciplinary expertise to new role.
April 16, 2018
Trent students collaborate with Peterborough area seniors for YourTV project.
December 6, 2017
British and Canadian researchers join forces for Aging & Society Seminar series talk.
November 15, 2017
Moving display of expertise and compassion marked the fifth annual seniors’ summit.
Bringing World-Class Researchers to Trent: Trent Centre for Aging & Society Launches New Distinguished Scholar Program
November 6, 2017
TCAS announces Stephen Katz Distinguished Visiting Scholar program.
October 25, 2017
Faculty, staff, students and members of the community were engaged as Professor Skinner examined local communities and discussed the implications for the sustainability of volunteerism in an era of population aging.
May 11, 2017
Trent researchers play key role in success of large international aging conference.
Trent University and Canada's National Ballet School Launch New Program to Study Social Inclusion of People with Dementia
May 1, 2017
Dr. Mark Skinner will study innovative Sharing Dance for Active Seniors program run out of Community Care Peterborough.
April 12, 2017
Trent School of Education students to share stories of Canada’s founding with seniors at Diners Club Events across the Region.
April 12, 2017
Partnership between Trent Centre for Aging & Society & Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging is celebrated.
February 15, 2017
Dr. Kristi Allain ’95 discusses changing face of masculinity in curling.
January 30, 2017
Trent faculty and students engage in roundtable discussion with Minsters Damerla and Leal.
January 10, 2017
Curiosity opens doors to hands-on learning.
September 13, 2016
Canada Research Chair Dr. Mark Skinner named to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.
August 9, 2016
Research and radio helps Trent student spread a message for aging activists.
June 6, 2016
The event, which was held at Gzowski College and the First Peoples House of Learning, attracted more than 200 delegates from the educational, social service and public health sectors, including researchers and front-line practitioners.
June 3, 2016
Dr. Áine Ní Léime was invited to share her research on active aging and extended working life policies, specifically the gendered aspects of secure and precarious positions in the United States.
February 9, 2016, Trent University
Professor Skinner, a leading international authority on the evolving role of voluntarism in aging rural communities, will receive a total of $500,000 over five years to gain a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities of aging in rural and remote regions of Canada, and to help create supportive environments for healthy rural aging.
January 31, 2016, Trent University
Two Centres at Trent University, the Trent Centre for Aging & Society and the Trent Athletics Centre, join forces with an official partnership aimed at boosting aging studies at Trent and fostering healthy and active aging in the community.
A Year in Review: TCAS 2015 Annual Report
January, 2016, Trent University
2015 was a fantastic year for the Trent Centre for Aging & Society! On Wednesday, January 13, the Centre published its 2015 Annual Report.
January, 2016, Trent University
On Sunday, January 31, 2016 the Alzheimer Society Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes Northumberland and Haliburton (PKLNH), the Trent Centre for Aging & Society and the Trent Athletics Centre will team up to host the 14th annual indoor Walk for Alzheimer’s.
November 2, 2015
Intergenerational gathering organized at Trent University celebrates older women’s contributions to social justice.
September 24, 2015
Two books on aging launched at Trent Centre for Aging & Society open house.
June 8, 2015
A new collaboration for building healthier communities.
Honouring Canada's 150th Anniversary
TCAS Director, Dr. Mark Skinner and School of Education instructor, Rachael Nicholls discuss a unique partnership:
Congratulations to Centre Member, Ann MacLeod for winning the inaugural Trent Community Leadership Award!
The prize is given to two staff members "who make exceptional contributions to the local community in the Peterborough or Durham regions." Ms. MacLeod was presented with a framed certificate, a $250 cash award, and an additional $250 to donate to a charity or agency of her choosing.
We're proud of your achievement Ann!
Ann MacLeod, Faculty Member, Trent/Fleming School of Nursing, Trent University
Expressive Arts and Aging
An innovative program designed to address social isolation in rural older people is the focus of Centre member and Faculty Member, Trent/Fleming School of Nursing, Ann MacLeod’s latest paper.
Just published in the Canadian Journal on Aging, “Connecting Socially Isolated Older Rural Adults with Older Volunteers through Expressive Arts” employs thematic and narrative inquiry to evaluate the program’s success.
The paper finds that one on one sessions between a skilled volunteer and an older community member, with art as mediator, has many positive benefits for the socially isolated, including improved mental health outcomes.
Citing these results, MacLeod and her co-authors’ call on policy makers to fund and expand similar programs wherever they are needed.