Need an expert? COVID-19 and the impact on seniors

Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2020

An elderly woman's hand on a cane

Members of the media may directly contact the following expert:

Martine Lagacé (English and French)
 
Professor, Department of Communication, Faculty of Arts
Associate Vice-President, Research Promotion and Development
 

The sociologists, gerontologists, psychologists and researchers dealing with seniors are already working to ensure that in the aftermath of this crisis, all stakeholders will learn from the social, mental health, technological and economic inequities revealed by this pandemic. They are working to rethink the inclusion of seniors and intergenerational solidarity.

“We must give seniors a space to be visible and heard before, during and after a crisis,” advises Lagacé. “Ironically, while seniors may be the greatest victims of COVID-19 in numbers, they have also been the most absent from the public sphere.”

To read the full article: The impact of COVID-19 on seniors: Lessons to be learned

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