Addressing Loneliness and Social Isolation
Chair: Andrew Wister, Director, Gerontology Research Centre SFU & Chair, National Seniors Council
From “It Gets Me Out of the House” to “Such a Wondrous Thing”: Learning at 55+ as an Antidote to Loneliness.
Mark Smith, Coordinator, Liberal Arts & 55+ Program, Continuing Studies SFU
Enhancing Older Adult Social Engagement Through Digital Games: What Have We Learned?
David Kaufman, Professor, Faculty of Education, SFU
“It’s Given Me a New Life” - Residents Helping Residents Live Purposeful Lives. Kristine Theurer, Founder and President, Java Group of Programs, Inc.
Winnipeg's Senior Centre Without Walls: A Social and Educational Program Reaching Out to Socially Isolated Older Adults
Nancy Newall, Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, Brandon University & Kristin Reynolds, Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, University of Manitoba