Overview

The Gilbrea Centre runs several events each year as part of our regular programming.  We also collaborate with our partner organizations and associate researchers to bring you special events throughout the year. Check back often to see what new events have been added! 

Upcoming Events

Writing in Later Life: Legacy Letters

Monday, April 20, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ancaster Library, 300 Wilson St E, Ancaster
Ellen Ryan

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Writing in Later Life: Legacy Letters

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ancaster Library, 300 Wilson St E, Ancaster Free parking
Ellen Ryan

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13th ANNUAL DUNDAS SENIORS’ INFORMATION FAIR

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
DUNDAS LIONS MEMORIAL COMMUNITY CENTRE 10 MARKET STREET SOUTH, DUNDAS, ON

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Annual Seminar Series

Our annual seminar series creates opportunities for exchange of ideas and stimulates discussion amongst researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, community members and older people. The 2018/2019 series will focus on exploring our research themes: Aging & Place; Perspectives on Indigenous Aging and Health; Policy, Practice, and the Life Course; Diversity and Inequality; Technology and Aging, Economics and Aging.  We will be partnering with various McMaster Research Centres, Networks and Collaboratives to explore these themes.

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The Aging, Reading and Writing Group

Facilitator: Dr. Ellen Ryan

Writing in Later Life: Legacy Letters

Our former Governor General David Johnston wrote letters which “recognize, applaud and build on the positive” across generations.  Let’s learn to write these legacy letters too.

Writing Legacy Letters is a strategy for passing on family stories and life lessons learned. We will discuss examples of legacy letters, reasons for writing them, and specific strategies.  Within each session, participants will respond to writing prompts and be invited to read their work aloud.

Participants are encouraged to take part in both sessions.

The group will be facilitated by Ellen Ryan, Gilbrea Senior Scholar and Professor Emeritus in McMaster University’s Department of Health, Aging and Society. Ellen’s research examines how to foster resilient aging through the decades –from the young old to the oldest old. Throughout her career, she has focused on ageism, disability, and life stories. She hosts the website: Writing, Aging and Spirit.

*Sessions are free, but require advanced registration by contacting our co-sponsor, the Ancaster Library at  905-648-6911.

Dates: Mondays, April 20 & April 27 | 1:00-3:00pm

Location: Ancaster Library, 300 Wilson St E, Ancaster **Free parking**

For more information email gilbrea@mcmaster.ca

This event is co-sponsored by the Gilbrea Centre, Hamilton Public Library (Ancaster), and the McMaster University Alumni Association.

                       

 

 

Upcoming Event

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Writing in Later Life: Legacy Letters

Monday, April 20, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ancaster Library, 300 Wilson St E, Ancaster
Ellen Ryan
Learn more

APR
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Writing in Later Life: Legacy Letters

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ancaster Library, 300 Wilson St E, Ancaster Free parking
Ellen Ryan
Learn more

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The Annual Karl Kinanen Public Lecture

Each year the Centre hosts our Karl Kinanen Public Lecture featuring a prominent expert in the field of aging and gerontological research. This public lecture is held at a venue in Hamilton, and seeks to foster knowledge exchange with the public, service providers and older people.

The Karl Kinanen lecture tends to be held in the Spring, often in collaboration with at least one of our partner organizations. The lecture is free of charge, and open to the public.

The annual public lecture series is made possible due to the generous support of former McMaster faculty member Karl Kinanen (and his wife Beatrice Kemp), who retired from the university in 1992. As an Associate Professor in Social Work, Karl Kinanen taught the first Gerontology course in the mid-1970s and created the first Summer Institute on Gerontology in 1984. His work was instrumental to social gerontology at McMaster and in Canada, and marked the beginning of many continuing education events for the professional community

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Special Events

The Centre hosts and co-hosts special events throughout the year based on the research of our associate and student members. Events are held on campus and in the broader community. Special events are scheduled at different times throughout the year.

We invite you to check back regularly for more information about special events or initiatives.  

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Community Events and Conferences

The Centre and its members are engaged with a larger network of community partners, research centres and professional groups across Ontario, Canada, and internationally. This network means that we can often partner on conferences or related events, as well as advertise events related to aging that we expect will be of interest. 

Information and links are updated regularly. 

Upcoming Event

13th ANNUAL DUNDAS SENIORS’ INFORMATION FAIR

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
DUNDAS LIONS MEMORIAL COMMUNITY CENTRE 10 MARKET STREET SOUTH, DUNDAS, ON

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**CANCELLED**British Society of Gerontology (BSG) 2020 - 49th Annual Conference

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, July 3, 2020 - 5:00pm
University of the West of EnglandBristol, England

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Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC)

Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 3:15pm to Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 3:15pm
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Seniors 2020 Kick off Event

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Michaelangelo's Banquet Hall 1555 Upper Ottawa Street
City of Hamilton

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CAG2020: Closing the Research-Practice Gap: Knowledge Mobilization & Implementation Science

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 9:15am to Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 5:15pm
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada 

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International Federation on Ageing (IFA) 2020

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 3:15pm to Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 3:15pm
Niagara Falls, Ontario

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Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting 2020

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 9:00am to Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 5:00pm
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  

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