SYMPOSIUM   Past event

Research Symposium on Seniors, Social Connections and Health

Aug 12, 2009  

Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging
Waterloo, ON





In August 2009, CIFAR co-sponsored a half-day research symposium with the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, held at the University of Waterloo. The symposium focused on research exploring how and why social activity improves and protects health and well-being for seniors.


 Alex Haslam, a Fellow in CIFAR’s Social Interactions, Identity and Well-Being (SIIWB) program, and his colleagues shared their latest research on “the social cure.” More than sixty people attended, including academics from the Departments of Health Studies and Gerontology and other disciplines, practitioners from long-term care facilities, public health workers, representatives from the local Community Care Access Centre, members of the philanthropic community and interested members of the public.

In partnership with:
Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging