Lecture to highlight social integration of older adults

Posted: January 19, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Dr. Neena Chappell, Canada Research Chair in Social Gerontology, University of Victoria.
Dr. Neena Chappell, Canada Research Chair in Social Gerontology, University of Victoria. Photo courtesy of University of Victoria Photography

Growing old does not mean having to be an outcast in society. That’s the message from one of Canada’s most prominent gerontology scholars speaking at the Twelfth Annual Distinguished Lecture at the University of Regina, Jan. 21.

Dr. Neena Chappell is a professor of sociology at the University of Victoria and Canada Research Chair in Social Gerontology. Dr. Chappell will discuss the benefits of social integration as well will offer ideas on how older adults can become more socially engaged.

“Very few gerontology researchers have accomplished as much as Dr. Chapel,” says Dr. Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, professor of Psychology and Director of the Centre on Aging and Health at the University of Regina which is also hosting the lecture.

“Dr. Chappell is one of the most prominent gerontology scholars in Canada having founded two of the most successful research centers focusing on aging in Canada. Her research has won her an extremely long list of accolades.”

Dr. Chappell has lectured internationally and her views are frequently sought out by the media. Her lecture in Regina is open to the public.

“The public lecture is geared toward attracting members of the public but would be of interest to academics as well,” says Dr. Hadjistavropoulos. Dr. Chappell will also spend time with U of R faculty and graduate students with the goal of enhancing research in aging and health.

Date: January 21
Time: 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Location: Administration-Humanities Building Room 527.

Free parking for the lecture will be available in Lot 3M. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Scott J. Wilson, CAH Administrator, at 306.337.8477 or by email at scott.j.wilson@uregina.ca.