Author: Julia Brassolotto, Albert Banerjee, Sally Chivers

Dr. Julia Brassolotto (pictured) is an Assistant Professor of Public Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Lethbridge. She holds an Alberta Innovates – New Investigator Research Chair in Healthy Futures and Well-being in Rural Settings. Her research program looks at care for older adults, with a focus on continuing care contexts. Albert Banerjee is the NBHRF Research Chair in Community Health and Aging and also an Assistant Professor their Department of Gerontology at St. Thomas University in New Brunswick. His research chair is oriented towards identifying new ways of thinking about aging. He is particularly interested in exploring the opportunities presented by the aging population and the climate crisis, since meeting these challenges will require us to transform our ways of living in more compassionate, sustainable and equitable directions. Sally Chivers is a Full Professor of English and Gender & Women’s Studies at Trent University, where she teaches about illness, disability, and aging in literature, film and popular culture. She is the author of The Silvering Screen: Old Age and Disability in Cinema (2011) and From Old Woman to Older Women: Contemporary Culture and Women’s Narratives (2003), and the co-editor of Care Home Stories: Aging, Disability and Long-Term Residential Care (2017) and The Problem Body: Projecting Disability and Film (2010), as well as a wide range of scholarly articles. Her ongoing research focuses on the cultural politics of aging and disability, committed to telling new and better stories about aging, disability and care that celebrate and interrogate the possibilities that come with an aging population.

‘That’s an Idea Worth exploring’: Age-friendly Initiatives and Death-Friendly Communities
Public Policy
March 29, 2021

‘That’s an Idea Worth exploring’: Age-friendly Initiatives and Death-Friendly Communities

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