Marie-Ève ​​Bédard, a doctoral student in Gerontology at the University of Sherbrooke under the direction of Marie Beaulieu, successfully completed her thesis defense on February 23, 2018.

Read more: The first student of the Chair successfully defends her doctoral thesis in Gerontology! (March,... →

On March 1 and 2, the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main jointly organized an international symposium on Protection against Violence in Home Care Settings for Older Adults.

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On March 8, the Government of Québec adopted the Regulation respecting the terms governing the use of monitoring mechanisms by a user sheltered in a facility maintained by an institution operating a residential and long-term care centre (CHSLD).

Read more: The Québec government adopts the Regulation on monitoring mechanisms in CHSLDs. (March, 2018) →

On March 8, the International Women's Day, the Chair, along with authors from Belgium, published a commentary in the internationally renowned scientific journal The Lancet - Global Health. The text begins by noting the invisibility of older women in recent waves of whistle-blowing and awareness-raising about sexual violence against women.

Read more: The Chair publishes in the international scientific journal The Lancet - Global Health. (March... →

On February 7, the Quebec government, in partnership with four government agencies, formalized the implementation of the Québec-wide framework agreement to combat maltreatment.

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The latest issue of the Vie et Vieillissement journal of the Association québécoise de gérontologie (AQG) published early this winter, 2018 (vol. 15 no.1) deals with loneliness and social isolation. The Chair contributed two articles on very different themes.

Read more: The Chair publishes two articles in the journal Vie et Vieillissement. (February 2018) →

In June, 2017, the Research Center on Aging, and more specifically two research teams, including the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults, was recognized for 4 years as a World Health Organization Collaborating Center (WHO). It was officially launched in November, 2017. Although no funding is associated with this recognition, it offers considerable opportunities, including international partnerships and recognition at the international level.

Read more: The Chair receives a grant to carry out work in collaboration with the WHO. (February 2018) →

On February 22, the Forum on Financial and Material Mistreatment, organized by the Ministry of Families will be held and chaired by Francine Charbonneau, Minister responsible for Seniors and Anti-Bullying. Three main themes will be addressed: Inform and prevent; Identify; Intervene.

Read more: The Chair will participate in the Forum on Financial Material Mistreatment. (February 2018) →

Over the past two years, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Research Center on Aging (CDRV) have embarked on a process to recognize the latter as a WHO collaborating center. Among the CDRV research projects and programs, two of them were chosen, namely the Age-Friendly Cities (AFC) initiative, led by Suzanne Garon, Ph.D., as well as the initiative to counter the mistreatment of older adults, otherwise known as the Chair, led by Marie Beaulieu, Ph.D.

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Since mistreatment of older adults is a problem involving multiple factors, intersectoral intervention is needed to counter it effectively. The article entitled Police Partners: New Ways of Working Together in Montreal aims to present the IPRAS model (Integrated Police Response for Abused Seniors), its development and implementation process throughout the Montreal Police (SPVM), paying particular attention to the intersectoral work inherent in police practice in situations of mistreatment of older adults.

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