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Voices from Health, Aging & Society Leading Aging Discourse in Hamilton

Rachel Weldrick, PhD candidate in social gerontology, and Dr. Margaret Denton, professor emerita in the Department of Health, Aging & Society, share their perspectives on Hamilton's aging population and its relationship with the rest of society.

Oct 05, 2017

In the Hamilton Spectator's recent article spotlighting conversations in aging, Rachel Weldrick, PhD candidate in social gerontology, and Dr. Margaret Denton, professor emerita in the Department of Health, Aging & Society, are lending their voices to the forefront of discourse.

The article noted Weldrick's dissertation, which encapsulates her studies on seniors' experiences of social isolation; notwithstanding the presence of many people in their community. In her interview, Weldrick acknowledged a lack of value for seniors in our society and is among those who wish to improve the social landscape for them. Denton is another; in addition to her work at McMaster, she is a board member with the Hamilton Council on Aging who is contributing to the implementation of 100 recommendations to make Hamilton a more age-friendly place.

Dr. Denton will be speaking at Walrus Talks Mobility this evening, October 5, 2017; a talk which features perspectives on mobility and creating a more inclusive society, jointly presented by McMaster University and the Walrus Foundation.

The Hamilton Spectator's full article can be viewed on their website.