http://actproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/the_elder_scrolls_v_skyrim_by_xludo8d-d9fu2po.jpg 745 745 Kendra Besanger http://actproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/logo_mini.png Kendra Besanger2019-01-01 06:00:002019-03-04 15:59:36Shirley Curry Slays (Dragons)
From behind two monitors, a custom-built computer and a high-quality keyboard and mouse, Shirley Curry says, “give me that soul of the dragon.” She has just fired an iron arrow into its hide. After weeks of preparing for this battle, the 82-year-old gamer is content with her victory.
http://actproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/madhumariam.jpg 427 640 Kendra Besanger http://actproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/logo_mini.png Kendra Besanger2018-12-01 06:00:332019-03-04 15:45:54Beyond saris and stereotypes: Sharing a lifetime of experiences
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On October 23, 2018, Kim Sawchuk, Anne Caines, and Kendra Besanger attended the CRTC's public hearing. Kim and Anne gave an important testimony to the CRTC commissioners about the impact aggressive, misleading, and abusive sales tactics have on seniors.
http://actproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/34769365124_22c9013b08_z.jpg 427 640 Kendra Besanger http://actproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/logo_mini.png Kendra Besanger2018-10-01 06:00:262018-10-02 13:53:53Expanding our understanding of activism(s) by sharing stories of older activists
In their recently released book, Unsettling Activisms: Critical Interventions on Aging, Gender, and Social Change (Women's Press, 2018), editors May Chazan, Melissa Baldwin, and Patricia Evans present compelling reasons why our common perceptions of activisms and activists need to be expanded; specifically, expanded to include the work of older women activists.
http://actproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/DSC04447-1.jpg 1125 1500 Kendra Besanger http://actproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/logo_mini.png Kendra Besanger2018-09-01 07:08:242018-12-18 18:18:19Creating spaces for dialogue and critical exploration at GUSEGG 2018
Each year in July, GUSEGG provides a unique opportunity for professors and students from around the world to explore new ideas and dive into challenging topics. It is intensive, personal, intimate, and distinct from a typical university setting. Students and professors learn together from early morning until late evening in a setting where critical thought and challenging conversations extend beyond the walls of the classroom.
http://actproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/remote-control-932273_1920.jpg 1281 1920 Kendra Besanger http://actproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/logo_mini.png Kendra Besanger2018-08-01 17:30:402018-09-18 15:27:31CRTC opens inquiry into misleading or aggressive practices of telecommunication services providers
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has recently opened an official inquiry into the “use of misleading or aggressive telecommunications services providers.” And, as of August 2018, we are actively encouraging Canadians – especially older adults – to participate in this important consultation process.
http://actproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/technology-isnt-just-for-the-young_t20_Jl8VbO.jpg 1536 2048 Constance Lafontaine http://actproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/logo_mini.png Constance Lafontaine2018-07-01 12:54:182018-07-31 16:19:58Coding old age in social imaginaries
This month’s In Focus article comes to us from Dr. Sakari Taipale at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. Taipale is a research group leader for the Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care (CoEAgeCare), which studies the transformations in ageing in a digital age through analyses of everyday life and societal and policy change. In his paper, Taipale considers the ways in which digitalization of everyday life has shifted the ways we think about age and ageing.
http://actproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/img03.jpg 583 1200 Constance Lafontaine http://actproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/logo_mini.png Constance Lafontaine2018-06-01 12:00:402018-07-31 16:21:05RECAA's activism and World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
une 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). It was initiated by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations in 2006, and serves as a day for the world to voice its opposition to the mistreatment of seniors. In Montreal, ACT’s community partner Respecting Elders: Communities Against Abuse (RECAA) uses the day to inclusively raise awareness of elder mistreatment and elder abuse, by way of theatre practices, creative interventions and hand-to-hand leafleting in the streets.
http://actproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/In-Focus-photo-option-1-e1525453199288.jpg 333 500 Tricia Toso http://actproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/logo_mini.png Tricia Toso2018-05-01 06:00:272018-07-31 16:21:41Portraits of Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Reimagining discourses on ageing.
If you google Alzheimer’s and dementia, you will find articles on “the ticking time bomb” of dementia and the socio-economic costs of Alzheimer’s. You’ll encounter videos of scientists speaking authoritatively on our inevitable cognitive decline and perhaps, most alarmingly, you’ll read messages explaining that we reach our intellectual peak at 25 years of age and it’s all just a sad descent from there.