Brock students assess age-friendliness of downtown St. Catharines

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Brock students assess age-friendliness of downtown St. Catharines

Published on April 17 2014


Healthy communities encompass all age groups.

Working together on an intergenerational research study, 45 Brock students were recently matched with 20 Niagara seniors to better understand what makes a community “age-friendly.”

The study, “Through Their Eyes,” examined the age-friendliness of the neighbourhood surrounding Niagara Region’s Seniors Residence at 14 Centre Street in downtown St. Catharines.

The study aims to identify opportunities for change in the community.

Third year Brock Medical Sciences student Elisa Brown with a downtown resident.

Third year Brock Medical Sciences student Elisa Brown with Sharon Shaw from the Region’s Centre Street Seniors Residence in downtown St. Catharines.