Each month, our researchers tackle an issue of interest to the community. They draw upon their findings, insights and experiences to broaden and deepen understanding in a particular area.
Hosted by Mike Saunders, the podcast departs from the traditional question-and-answer approach. Our researchers, typically from different departments and disciplines, sit at the table and discuss and debate the issue with one another, each adding their unique piece of the puzzle.
Within the next 15 years, people 65 years and older will account for more than half of Niagara’s population growth. Region officials warn that we must be prepared to meet the needs of our aging population.
Joining us to explore the concept of “age-friendly” communities and how to create them are Paula Gardner, assistant professor in the Department of Health Sciences, Lynn McCleary, associate professor in the Department of Nursing, and Kimberly Gammage, associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and director of the Brock Seniors Exercise Program at the Brock-Niagara Centre for Health and Well-Being.
The podcast is brought to you courtesy of the federal government’s Research Support Fund, a program that assists Canadian postsecondary institutions with the costs associated with managing their research enterprise, helping them to maintain a world-class research environment.