December 7, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program

On December 7th from 12-1 p.m. join us for a webinar exploring interventions to reduce ageism. Research has found a strong link between ageism (in the form of negative stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination toward older people) and harm to older adult physical and mental health, as well as a potential risk factor for elder abuse. Little is known about the effectiveness of strategies to reduce ageism. Dr. David Burnes will share the findings from a systematic review and meta-analysis assessing the relative effects of different intervention types (education, intergenerational contact, and combined education/intergenerational contact) designed to reduce ageism among youths and adults. Findings indicate feasible and effective interventions to reduce ageism. This presentation is offered in collaboration with Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario.

Presented by:

Dr. David Burnes
Canada Research Chair in Older Adult Mistreatment Prevention
Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
Affiliate Scientist, Baycrest, Rotman Research Institute

Sheila Schuehlein
Prevention Consultant, Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario