This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources. Topics related to Indigenous Elders include:
  • dementia
  • palliative care
  • end-of-life
  • disparities and inequalities
  • successful aging
  • culturally sensitive care
  • nutrition
  • diabetes
  • cancer
  • frailty
  • LGBTQ
  • abuse and trauma

6 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

January 29, 2019 from 1-2pm in RM LWR 1003 in L.R. Wilson Hall at McMaster University. Join Alisa Grigorovich, CIHR Health System Impact Postdoctoral Fellow Toronto Rehabilitation Institute -UHN for this presentation discussing her work.  To learn more click here.

This handout overviews the unique health needs of sexual and gender minority individuals who identify as Indigenous. 9 pages. Last reviewed November, 2018.

This paper begins by providing an overview of the existing knowledge of trauma, how it is defined, and how it must be conceptualized within the context of Aboriginal people in Canada and the impacts of trauma  for generations.  32 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This publication provides a comprehensive overview of historical, contemporary and emergent issues related to Two-Spirit health. 32 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

The Institute for Life Course & Aging is pleased to present the 2018-19 series.  All interested are welcome to attend in person at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at 246 Bloor St.

This presentation was given by Stéphanie Cadieux on May 25, 2018. It introduced the problem of elder abuse in Ontario and how to identify it.  Special considerations for older LGBTQ populations were reviewed along with supportive resources. 28 slides. Last reviewed May 2018.

This report presents key findings on physical, mental, and social aspects of aging using data collected from 50,000 Canadians aged 45-85. It highlights insights related to: physical and psychological health, loneliness and social isolation, caregiving and care receiving, transportation and mobility, work and retirement, physical function, disability and falls, lesbian, gay and bisexual aging, and lifestyle and behaviour, among others. 210 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This report can serve as an important tool for LGBT organizations to assist them in understanding how they can be a resource for the elders in their community. 87 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This study was designed to identify social network types among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults and examine the relationship between social network type and mental health.

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