On May 21 and 22, biennial training of regional coordinators took place, followed on May 23 by a forum of partners countering older adults’ mistreatment. The Chair took part in both activities.

Read more: The Research Chair participates in the training of regional coordinators as well as a forum of... →

On April 30, PhD in gerontology student Roxane Leboeuf, under the supervision of the University of Sherbrooke’s Marie Beaulieu and Karine Lefebvre of France’s EHESP (School of Public Health), received one of Canada’s most prestigious scholarship.

Read more: A student of the Chair obtains a doctoral study scholarship from the Canadian Social Sciences and... →

From May 1 to 10, the Chair hosted Dominique Terrason, chief of the project to prevent and fight against mistreatment in the social and socio-medical sectors in France, and Alice Casagrande, director of training, innovation and community living at FEHAP, Vice-President of the Commission to Promote Wellness Care and Fight Against Mistreatment of Vulnerable Persons and Co-president of the Atelier « Métiers » de la concertation nationale Grand Âge et Autonomie.

Read more: Work seminar with Dominique Terrason and Alice Casagrande (May 2019) →

On May 7, as part of an official French mission to Quebec, Alice Casagrande presented a conference entitled Des militants face au silence. Naissance d’une politique publique de lutte contre la maltraitance des adultes vulnérables en France. Ms. Casagrande is director of training, innovation and community living at FEHAP, Vice-President of the Commission to Promote Wellness Care and Fight Against Mistreatment of Vulnerable Persons and Co-president of the Atelier « Métiers » de la concertation nationale Grand Âge et Autonomie.

Read more: Conference by Alice Casagrande on the beginnings of French public policy in the fight against... →

In March 2019, Marie Beaulieu (principal researcher),  the University of Sherbrooke’s Melanie Levasseur and the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières’ Helene Carbonneau, (both as co-researchers), were awarded a grant from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council as part of the Partnership Engage Grants for the project entitled: Project to Promote ‘Living Well Together’ and the Fight Against Mistreatment Between Residents: Improving Community Living in Private Seniors’ Residences.

Read more: The Chair receives a grant from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council... →

The 10th Session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing was held from April 15 to 18 at UN Headquarters in New York City. This working group is particularly interested in the development of an international convention on the rights of older persons.

Read more: Marie Beaulieu participates in the work of the United Nations concerning ageing. (April 2019) →

On April 10, 2019, Catherine Pellerin welcomed four guests, including Marie Beaulieu, to her program Médium large, broadcast by Radio-Canada Première. The topic was the financial mistreatment of seniors.

Read more: Marie Beaulieu speaks of financial mistreatment on ‘Medium large’, a program broadcast on... →

Marie Beaulieu was one of several researchers from the Research Center on Ageing (CDRV) invited to take part in a series of interviews on ageing with Henri Laban, host of Radio Ville Marie’s program Mieux vieillir. In total, 15 interviews took place with different CDRV researchers in order to learn more about their respective projects.

Read more: Marie Beaulieu on air with Radio Ville-Marie (April 2019) →

On February 20, the Research Chair held a training day for a group of Montérégie organizations on its practices guide entitled In Hand. Organized by the SAVA project (support for victims of elder abuse) and GRAVES (Seniors group of Vaudreuil and Soulanges), the workshop welcomed over 100 participants.

Read more: A training workshop on the practice guidelines ‘En Mains’ (In Hand) was offered to numerous... →

Under the supervision of Marie Beaulieu, Sarah Pomar-Chiquette recently submitted her master’s thesis in social services to the University of Sherbrooke’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities. It is entitled ‘Bientraitance des aînés: nouveau paradigme à conjuguer à la lutte contre la maltraitance’ (Wellness Care of Seniors:  A New Paradigm to Be Combined with the Fight Against Mistreatment).

Read more: A student’s master’s thesis on wellness care is now available (March 2019) →

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