(Thunder Bay - March 22, 2005) Interdisciplinary Programs in Gerontology at Lakehead University, along with the Center for Education and Research in Aging and Health (CERAH), are pleased to announce that Wednesday, March 23 is Celebrating Gerontology day.
Celebrating Gerontology is designed to provide an opportunity for students, faculty, researchers, and community partners to discuss and debate issues related to aging. As well, the day will promote the interdisciplinary gerontological research, education, and practice that are being conducted at Lakehead U.
The highlight of Celebrating Gerontology is a performance of "Remember Me for Birds," an ethnodrama that raises awareness about aging, autonomy, and mental health. Written and performed by Cheryl McLean, an educator, trainer and creative arts therapist, Remember Me for Birds" is based on field research conducted while McLean worked with older persons in low-income supported living residences in an area of Montreal. The one-hour solo performance is free and takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in UC-1017.
From 10 a.m. until 12 noon, there will be poster presentations of Gerontology students' research being showcased in the Agora. The Gerontology Student Club, Interdisciplinary Programs in Gerontology, and CERAH will have information booths set up.
The day ends with McLean presenting at the Careers in Aging Speaker Series from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in RC-1002. The goal of the Speaker Series is to introduce students to career opportunities in the field of aging by inviting a variety of professionals to talk about how they have made a career for themselves in Gerontology.
For more information contact Dr. Christine Knight, Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs in Gerontology, Lakehead University at (807) 766-7212 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Marla Tomlinson, Office of Communications, 807-343-8177 or 807-472-9113