Sheridan Elder Research Centre: Celebrating 10 years of Accomplishments

10th logoThis September Sheridan Elder Research Centre (SERC) will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary. For the last decade SERC has been creating possibilities that enhance the quality of life for older adults and looks forward to doing so for many years to come.

Over the last 10 years, SERC has:

  • Conducted more than 60 research, evaluation and design projects that directly benefited older adults and their families, resulting in new or enhanced programs, products and services
  • Hired 46 student Research Assistants representing 13 Sheridan programs
  • Presented at over 50 conferences and delivered invited lectures in 5 countries (Canada, Australia, Denmark, Czech Republic and the USA)
  • Worked with more than 400 student volunteers, practicum students and Research Assistants from over 25 programs at Sheridan College
  • Hosted more than 100 events for older adults, the Sheridan community and industry leaders, not-for-profit organizations and the general public
  • Distributed over 5,000 surveys to explore a wide range of issues of concern to an aging population
  • Developed more than 33 formal relationships with businesses, community organizations and service providers
  • Posted more than 100 ‘Aging Matters’ blogs about current and emerging trends in the field of aging

Over the next 10 years SERC will:

  • Stay ahead of the curve and set the standard for innovative applied research in the field of aging
  • Integrate our applied research results into Sheridan’s academic curriculum to inspire and train the leaders of tomorrow
  • Build on and grow our reputation for creating innovative partnerships that combine technological advances with social innovation
  • Advance the state of knowledge and practice in the area of arts, health and aging
  • Design creative strategies for sharing our research results with community organizations and businesses that can convert them into meaningful products, processes and programs to benefit older adults and their families
  • Be the centre of choice for companies interested in the business of aging
  • Continue to celebrate, share and promote positive images of aging

Please join us on September 6th to celebrate SERC’s 10th anniversary with guest speaker Alexandre Kalache, MD, PhD. Dr. Kalache is a world-renowned expert, advocate and activist who works tirelessly to promote awareness of global aging issues.

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