Welcome to the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging in the Faculty of Social Sciences at McMaster University. The Centre serves as a critical hub of research, teaching and outreach.

Our mission is to improve all aspects of the lives of older adults in the community and in long-term care by linking research, education, policy and practice with local, national and global initiatives.

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August 16th, 2017

CIHR Institute of Aging’s Summer Program in Aging (SPA)-Gilbrea Student Member Attendance

The CIHR Institute of Aging’s Summer Program in Aging (SPA) is an annual training program that brings together experts and trainees in order to tackle a different theme in aging each year. This year CIHR welcomed forty Canadian trainees to Montreal, one of them was Gilbrea Student Member, Kelsey Harvey. The 2017 program was hosted by Concordia University's PERFORM Centre and was held from May 15-19, 2017.

July 19th, 2017

Gilbrea Centre - Summer 2017 Newsletter

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Upcoming Events


Reading Group

The Art of Writing Legacy Letters

Mon, Oct 16, 2017 | 1:00 PM | Ancaster Public Library -  300 Wilson Street East, Ancaster

Ellen Ryan, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, McMaster University


Community Conference

AGE-WELL 2017 Conference: Benefiting Canada; Older Adults, Industry, Policies for Healthy Aging

Tue, Oct 17, 2017 to Thu, Oct 19, 2017 | 12:00 PM | Winnipeg, Manitoba


Community Conference

2017 OCSA Conference - Hamilton Seniors Isolation Impact Plan

Wed, Oct 18, 2017 | 9:00 AM | HILTON SUITES TORONTO/MARKHAM CONFERENCE CENTRE & SPA8500 Warden AvenueMarkham, Ontario, Canada L6G 1A5Tel: 905-470-8500  Fax: 905-477-8611

April Morganti / Amanda Bradford Janke, AbleLiving/Thrive Group & Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging