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The Lived Experiences of Aging Immigrants Project

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The Lived Experiences of Aging Immigrants was a Narrative Photovoice Project from 2014-2017 (see here) This project's research explored the everyday stories of aging among 19 diverse immigrant older adults in Canada. Following a series of knowledge exchange events that utilized the Lived Experiences of Aging Immigrants photovoice exhibit as a springboard for discussions, focused policy briefs were developed on 2 of the 3 forum themes
  1. Caring for immigrant Older Adults: Learning from Lived Experiences (see here for brief)
  2. Addressing the Needs of Immigrant Older Adults: Navigating Disability, Housing & Transportation (see here for brief)
The third theme was Social Isolation, Community Connections and Resilience and was the subject of a peer-reviewed article (see here). In addition to Greater Vancouver, stakeholder forums were also held in Greater Montréal, Québec City, and Calgary. From these forums, the Learning From the Lived Experiences of Aging Immigrants: Final Report (see here) was developed which synthesizes key messages from all sites. The purpose of this report is to provide insight into common problems faced by older immigrants in urban areas in Canada and to inform community action and policymaking at municipal and provincial levels of governance. These reports and additional materials from the project can be accessed from the CREGES website in English and in French.  
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    Healthy Aging CORE Team

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    Dec 05, 2022

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