Entries by Kendra Besanger

IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics

The ACT partnership was very well represented at one of the largest ever conferences in ageing studies: the IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, a joint conference hosted by the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) and the Gerontological Association of America (GSA), that took place in San Francisco in July 2017. ACT […]

CREATIVE METHODS IN HEALTH AND WELLBEING SEMINAR SERIES

Over two seminars in May and June 2017, this seminar series brought together inter/national researchers, social scientists, artists, policymakers and practitioners to explore and document the possibilities and limitations of a diverse range of creative methods and key methodological issues when researching health and wellbeing and everyday life. In particular, the seminar series focused on […]

Kick-off seminar: “Between the Normal and the Abnormal – Cultural Meanings of Dementia and Old Age in Finland and Russia”

University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu campus, Agora building, Yliopistokatu 4, ​​​​​Auditorium AG106 Program Tuesday 13 December 2016 Program 10.15 Opening of the seminar Project leader, professor Maija Könönen, UEF 10.30–11.30 Cultural changes in dementia: Stigmatization and everyday life Ph.D, director Christine Swane, EGV-Social Inclusion of Older People, Copenhagen 11.30–12.30 Memory and self in dementia and […]

Call for papers: Special Issue on Therapeutic Recreation in a Digital World

The proliferation of digital technologies and the evolution of assistive technologies, virtual spaces, and new forms of leisure engagement raise key questions about the changing nature of therapeutic recreation and social justice. These varied technologies have the potential to benefit marginalized individuals and communities, but they may also be challenging and problematic. ICTs, therefore, have […]

PhD Defence: “Humor in Interpersonal Communication. The Functions and Benefits of Humor for Older Adults”

Ioana Schiau, an affiliated ACT student from the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest, Romania, is defending her PhD thesis next week, on September 29th. Her research explores the use of humor by older adults, its social and psychological benefits, as well as particular gender-specific and culture-specific communicational practices in the […]

Seminar: Becoming old in the age of mediatization (ABSTRACTS DUE SEPT. 15th 2016)

Reminder: Our deadline for abstract submissions is Thursday 15 of September. Here for more details. We are proud to present our two keynotes for our seminar: Andreas Hepp and Kim Sawchuk: Keynote: Media generation as a process: The generational self-positioning of elderly people in times of deep mediatization Professor Andreas Hepp, University of Bremen, Germany Does […]

Age 3.0: The Creative Aging Fair

On August 25, 2016, Concordia University opened its doors to the Montreal community, and Montreal showed up! Throughout the day, an estimated 1,000 people met to engage in conversations about creativity and aging with local startups, artists, activists, researchers, students and community groups.