SFU Gerontologist Andrew Wister: Ageism in the COVID-19 crisis

April 29, 2020

Dr. Andrew Wister, Professor of Gerontology at SFU and Director of SFU Gerontology department, was recently interviewed by The Vancouver Sun to discuss ageism in the COVID-19 crisis.

Wister pinpoints some critical issues: "How and why do some older adults adapt and thrive better than others? What changes need to be made to our health care, long-term care and community support systems to be nimble, effective, and resilient? What kind of a society do we want — one that addresses the needs of the most vulnerable, or one that meets the needs of the more privileged?"

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