• 13 December 2023

    Breaking bread alone or in company

    What do we know about the impact of eating alone or with others on health and well-being?
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  • 29 November 2023

    Seniors on the campus

    Age-friendly universities must adhere to 10 guiding principles which aim, among other things, at inclusion, civic participation and the personal and professional development of older learners, as well as intergenerational learning and the sharing of expertise. Let's explore the experiences of these universities and the strategies used to adopt the age-friendly principles.
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  • 18 October 2023

    Social isolation and loneliness among immigrant and refugee seniors

    Immigrant and refugee seniors are at greater risk of suffering from social isolation and loneliness than their Canadian born peers because they face unique challenges: linguistic differences, cultural barriers, racism and discrimination, limited social networks, and obstacles to social participation. Learn more about how support the social engagement of immigrant and refugee seniors.
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  • 4 October 2023

    Joy, an emotion that transcends the age barrier

    Joy among older adults has received little attention in the scientific literature, even though it is highlighted as being important to older adults themselves in terms of health and well-being.
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  • 23 August 2023

    Bullying between residents in nursing homes: Be part of the solution, not the problem

    As society pays increasing attention to addressing bullying in schools and workplaces, bullying among seniors remains a taboo and neglected issue. Did you know that recent studies show that about 1 in 5 seniors are bullied?
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  • 28 June 2023

    The challenges of a connected society: Combating digital ageism

    Leading figures have recently called for a halt to the development of certain advanced artificial intelligence systems, in order to better manage innovation and prevent potential harms. Among potential harms, is it possible that age-related biases present in our society be encoded and amplified in artificial intelligence systems?
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  • 21 June 2023

    3 evidence-based strategies for reducing loneliness and social isolation

    You do not have to go it alone! From exercise to reminiscence therapy, research illustrates there are various strategies that help to reduce loneliness and social isolation.
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  • 3 May 2023

    Building a better world for all

    As part of the 2030 Agenda, the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are part of a global plan to create a better world for all. What lessons can we draw of the first five years of existence of the SDGs with regard to older adults?
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  • 21 March 2023

    Moving to a new home: bet on leisure to adapt quickly!

    Adjusting to a new home is not easy. Leaving your home, your memories and your habits is anxiety-provoking. Many fear having to rebuild everything elsewhere: create a new social network, develop a sense of belonging, maintain independence, find new activities. Do you believe that leisure can be a promising solution to help you adapt to a new home?
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  • 8 March 2023

    Forging strong intergenerational bonds

    Learn about non-family intergenerational interventions and their impact on the social and mental well-being of young people and the elderly.
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  • 25 January 2023

    My memories, my digital heritage

    Many seniors suffer from physical or mental health problems such as depression, anxiety or loneliness. Aging can also be accompanied by a decrease in autonomy and a sense of loss of identity. Does the ability to tell one's story in a digital format improve the well-being of older adults?
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  • 18 January 2023

    Strategies to help battle loneliness and social isolation in our golden years

    Lean on me? Research brings attention to potential strategies for reducing loneliness and social isolation in older adults living in the community and long-term care settings.
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  • 30 November 2022

    Social isolation and loneliness among older adults experiencing hearing loss

    It is estimated that one in four people could have hearing problems by 2050. What is known about the link between hearing loss and social isolation/loneliness among older adults?
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  • 16 November 2022

    Age-friendly communities: Designing accessible, inclusive and safe communities

    As a response to global population ageing and rapid urbanisation, the 'age-friendly community' movement focuses on action at the local level that fosters the full participation of older adults in community life and promotes healthy and active ageing.
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  • 2 November 2022

    Maximizing the impact of your donations

    Some of us give spontaneously to organizations that are important to us. Others take a more analytical approach to identify organizations that are using effective interventions (based on the best available evidence) to maximize the impact of their donations. This analytical approach is called "effective altruism".
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  • 21 September 2022

    Why are we attached to certain places

    The feeling of attachment to a place is a universal feeling that responds to human needs. This feeling is increasingly important as you age, as it plays a role in maintaining a positive self-identity. But what does "place attachment" mean for older adults?
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  • 27 July 2022

    Climate change: When generations face challenges together

    The prevailing discourse on climate change sometimes pit generations against each other or place blame on certain generations over others. But evidence shows the importance of intergenerational relations and solidarity to face this pressing societal challenge.
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  • 13 July 2022

    Homelessness: Breaking the cycle

    In Canada, nearly 25% of those sleeping in homeless shelters are 50 years of age or older. And this phenomenon is accelerating...
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  • 29 June 2022

    Do you remember when we first met?

    Do you remember the first look or kiss you shared with your significant other? Co-reminiscence about early relationship development can boost feelings of closeness and support for older couples.
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  • 15 June 2022

    Public art and its impact on our lives

    Public art leaves few people completely indifferent. It can move, amuse, make people think, confuse, cringe, and sometimes even shock. But what does research tell us about the effects of public art on cities, places and people's lives?
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