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JSA Fall Symposium
Aging In Place: Gerontology Research In Community Living
Sunday December 4th, 2022
Registration: 1:30 p.m. | Evemt:2:00 p.m.
Peretz Centre – 6184 Ash Street, Vancouver
Free Underground Parking
In Person or on Zoom
To Register: CLICK HERE
Simon Fraser University Graduate Students Rachelle Patille, Cari Randa, and Boah Kim share their research on intergenerational connections, dementia-friendly communities, and the roles of informal caregivers for older adults.
Meet Our Presenters:
Rachelle is a third-year Gerontology Graduate Student at SFU who’s research focuses on the impact of intergenerational connections and relationships on older adults in a society that is segregated by age and divided generationally. She has been involved in the InterGenNS Project [Intergenerational North Shore Project] since the summer of 2020 which aims to better understand, develop, sustain, and expand intergenerational opportunities in the context of British Columbia. Rachelle experienced amazing intergenerational relationships growing up and is passionate about the benefits these programs can bring to individuals and the community. She has previous experience in the public health and community health sectors with a specific focus on older adults’ social health and well-being.
Cari is a third year Master’s student in the Department of Gerontology at Simon Fraser University. Cari is project manager for the Public Health Agency of Canada-funded research project titled Dementia-inclusive Streets and Community Access, Participation, and Engagement (DemSCAPE). Through innovative use of videography and walk-along interviews with people living in the community with dementia, this study aims to identify common neighbourhood destinations and built environmental features that affect mobility, engagement and participation. The purpose of this research is to generate evidence-based knowledge, tools, and resources for informing policy and practice with the goal to develop dementia-friendly communities (DFCs).
To learn more about DemSCAPE, please visit the project website.
Current position: PhD candidate (2nd year of the PhD program, Gerontology, SFU)
Research interests: Integrated care for older people, Informal and formal caregiving, Continuity of care, Healthy aging
Presentation Topic: Examining the roles/experiences of informal caregivers while navigating the complex system.
Moderator: Eireann O’Dea, MA.
Eireann is a PhD Candidate in Gerontology at Simon Fraser University. Her interest in studying gerontology began during her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences at SFU. Her main research interests include social participation among older adults (in particular, volunteering and intergenerational activities), experiences among ethnocultural minority groups, and cultural generativity. She has been a board member of the Jewish Seniors Alliance for 3 years.