Dr. Kim Sawchuk and Dr. Line Grenier present at Crossroads 2012

Dr. Kim Sawchuk and Dr. Line Grenier, two members of the Active Ageing Network, are presenting papers at the “Crossroads 2012” conference in Paris, France.  The conference takes place from July 2nd to July 6th, 2012. Their panel is entitled “Ageing Cultural Studies.”

For a full list of papers and events for Crossroads 2012, click here.

14 June, 2012- Together: respecting elders from all our communities

 7th World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2012,“Together: Respecting Elders from all our communities”,  June 14, 2012 from 1:00 to 4:30 pm, Salle communautaire Galeries du Parc, 3575 Park Avenue, Montreal.  Welcome all! Join us for an afternoon of activities, entertainment and refreshments! Wear something purple in solidarity!

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is held in June each year. The first World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was organized by the International Network for the Prevention for Elder Abuse (INPEA) in 2006.The day serves as a call to action for individuals, organizations and communities to raise awareness about abuse, neglect and exploitation of older people.

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Fighting Bill 78


From a Montreal Facebook site. The helicopters fly overhead. It sounds like a city under siege, a government waging a war against its own people.


The ACM will presenting at the CCA, Wilfrid Laurier University, May 30, 2012.

Ageing (Communications) Media: Interdisciplinary,Transnational Approaches/ Vieillissement et médias (de communication): approches interdisciplinaires et transnationales. Panel H4 in room HH 1108, 3:30 – 5:00 pm. Papers: Mireia Fernandez-Ardevol & Lidia Arroyo, Missed Calls: Barcelona and Los Angeles Compared”, Chui Yin Wong, “Extraordinary Lives: Living, Working and Ageing in Malaysia”; Barbara Crow & Kim Sawchuk, “The Concept of Mobility: Absent, Present and Alone Together”; Line Grenier, Ageing as/and Enduring: Discussing with “Turtles [that] Don’t Die of Old Age”.