SFU Invites you to an online discussion | How Is Grandma Really Doing? Caring for Elders in Our Community
Join Simon Fraser Public Square on May 21 at 12:00pm and be part of a conversation about the ways we care for our elders.
The impact of COVID-19 on seniors and elders has revealed how our communities support them and, in some ways, have failed them. Indigenous, South Asian and other communities have prioritized their elders and have taken great strides to honour and protect them during COVID-19. At the same time, daily news briefings tell us of outbreaks in care facilities and gaps in the care our elders are receiving. What can we learn from different communities’ approaches and how can we all do better at bridging generation gaps?
The pandemic has shone a spotlight on where our mainstream gaps are, how we as a society care about and care for our older generations, and where we need to improve. What are we learning about our care systems right now, and how do we incorporate improvements going forward?
- Isobel Mackenzie, Provincial Seniors Advocate
- Andrew Wister, Director, SFU Gerontology Research Centre
- Tony Robinson, Executive Director, Nisga’a Ts’amiks Vancouver Society
- Alison Silgardo, Chief Executive Officer, Seniors Services Society of BC
- Anthony Kupferschmidt, West End Seniors’ Network
- Nimrita Bains, Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society
The event will include breakout conversations where we will invite you to share your thoughts with fellow participants and guests.