GLOBAL SOCIAL ISSUES ON AGING (GSIA)
Pictured (left): Norah Keating (IAGG GSIA), Patricia Conboy (HelpAge International), Susan Reinhard (AARP), Claire Champeix (Eurocarers). Taking part in a network meeting and seminar of the ROSEnet COST Action program, Reducing Old-Age Social Exclusion: Collaborations in Research and Policy. Meetings were held at the Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium in Brussels, February 19-21. Claire Champeix, Susan Reinhard and Patricia Conboy took part in a policy panel, Stakeholder Perspectives on Old-age Exclusion and Policy. Norah Keating presented a workshop on “Identifying Policy Messages toward Making a Difference".
Pictured (center): Norah Keating, Director of the IAGG Global Social Issues on Aging (GSIA), met with members of the Sustainable Care program. The program aims to improve how care is planned, resourced, organized, delivered and experienced, by providing evidence to inform the decisions, policies and actions of governments, employers, families, older people and care sector stakeholders. The Sustainable Care program comprises 20 scholars in 7 universities, linked to an international network spanning 15 countries.
Pictured (right): Norah Keating, Director, IAGG Global Social Issues on Ageing, was an invited speaker at a consultation with the Canadian Minister of Families, Children and Social Development in Ottawa. The topic of the consultation was Social Exclusion of Older Persons in Canada. Participants in the consultation were representatives of groups of older persons in Canada at risk of social exclusion including: First Nations, Aboriginal and Metis; LGBTQ, and Persons with Disabilities, Immigrants and Refugees. Social Exclusion is an important theme in the work of the GSIA.