Presented by the Centre for Aging & Health, this lecture by Dr. Neena Chappell (pictured), Canada Research Chair in Social Gerontology at the University of Victoria, has a pretty provocative title: “Integration of Older Adults Into Society: Is It Really Beneficial?”.
The title seems to imply that finding ways to keep older adults active and engaged with the rest of society may not always be good for them. I suppose that’s possibly true, at least in instances where you have septuagenarians and octogenarians with limited financial resources forced to work at places like McDonald’s and WalMart to make ends meet.
But overall, there’s presumably tons of benefit to creating opportunities for seniors to be involved in life in the community — both for them, and everyone else.
You can find out more information on Chappell’s talk here. It goes on Wednesday, Jan. 21 from 6-7 p.m. at AdHum527 at the University of Regina.