Dr. Oudshoorn and Dr. Sukhera to speak at Urban League event on policy

Dr. Abe Oudshoorn and Dr. Javeed Sukhera will be speaking at the Urban League of London’s upcoming event Good Policy Makes Great Communities.

Thu, February 25, 2021
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
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How are social issues in our neighbourhoods connected to policy decisions? If good policy is made or bad policy is changed, how does that impact where we live, work or play? Join our expert panel to examine these questions and better understand the policy solutions for issues related to housing, mental health, income supports, good jobs and more.

Pandemic in an Aging World

Thu, February 25, 2021
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

The COVID-19 pandemic has put older people at risk, exposing the existential, socio-political, and ethical problems related to caring for vulnerable populations during crises. This webinar explores issues of aging and ageism during pandemic and post-pandemic times with three experts in the field:

“Pandemic: COVID-19 in an Aging World” is the fourteenth installation of the MLC Research Centre & Gallery’s webinar series that began on April 2, 2020 as an urgent cultural response to the crisis.

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What is the experience and impact of boredom during and following homelessness?

Carrie Anne Marshall discusses her research on homelessness and boredom at the 21 November 2019 CRHESI Lightning Talks event

Carrie Anne Marshall (Assistant Professor, School of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences) and her team published pilot study findings about homelessness and boredom in 2019. This initial inquiry led to a national study that is now wrapping up, following interviews with 167 individuals with lived experience and 20 service providers across three Canadian cities. Discover more about the study findings in this infographic

Want to learn more? Carrie discusses her program of research in the area of boredom and homelessness in this video: Boredom and meaningful activity in adults experiencing homelessness.

Older caregivers struggling with extra burdens of home care during COVID-19

Ninety-three per cent of older Canadians (age 65+) live in the community, and one in four provides care for family or friends with long-term health conditions or disabilities. Challenging circumstances are not a new phenomenon for these caregivers, but COVID-19 has complicated and amplified their situations.

Read the full article by Anna Garnett, Melissa Northwood, and Ruheena Sangrar in The Conversation.

Anna Garnett spoke with Brian Bourke on AM570 News on February 2, 2021 about the toll of the pandemic on older adults who care for other family or friends. Listen to the interview (begins at the 88:25/132:41 mark).