The Global Aging and Community Initiative is pleased to announce that we received a SSHRC Individual Connection grant (approx. $24,000 CAD), which will assist in organizing and conducting a two-day international workshop titled "Workshop on Health Expectancy: An Educational, Training and Networking Opportunity for Early-Career Scholars". This is planned as a as a pre-conference workshop to … Continue reading GACI receives SSHRC funding for international workshop
Does war hasten aging?
A new paper by Zachary Zimmer, Kim Korinek, Yvette Young, Bussarawan Teerawichitchainan, Tran Khanh Toan, highlights research into "Early-Life War Exposure and Later-Life Frailty Among Older Adults in Vietnam: Does War Hasten Aging?" and was recently published as the Editor's Choice in The Journals of Gerontology.
New grant for international reseach team
Dr. Zachary Zimmer's international research team conducting the Vietnamese Health and Aging Study was recently awarded a grant titled, “Early Life War Experiences and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias,” from the National Institutes of Health (NIA) ($316,673 USD). This grant will open a new line of inquiry in their ongoing investigation of the long-term impacts of wartime … Continue reading New grant for international reseach team
Thought Leadership and Global Aging Podcast
Dr. Zachary Zimmer, Director, Global Aging & Community Initiative, joins host Paul Bailey to discuss all the ways that Halifax is contributing to, and leading the world in research for global aging on The Discover Halifax Podcast, August 3, 2021. Listen to the full podcast at https://bit.ly/37w3vaz
Paper highlights pain should have a central role in sociological investigations of health
A new paper by Anna Zajacova, Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk and Zachary Zimmer titled “Sociology of Chronic Pain,” was published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, on July 20, 2021. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/00221465211025962
Input Wanted on Long-Term Care (LTC) Services standards
The Standards Council of Canada (SCC), Health Standards Organization (HSO) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group) are working collaboratively on developing two new national standards for LTC that are shaped by the needs of residents, families and the LTC workforce. Click HERE for more information.