Geographies of health and healthcare I: Ageing and place

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 5:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Estherwood, Sheraton, 4th Floor
Organizers: Prince Michael Amegbor, Kyle Plumb, Jessica Finlay
Chairs: Mark Rosenberg


Geographers are well suited to address the existing and emergent issues in health and healthcare due to their holistic approach to place and health and geography’s inherent spatial sensitivities. A geographical perspective provides the tools to investigate the physical, sociocultural, economic, political, and psychological aspects of places in terms of how they shape older people’s experience of health and healthcare. This session is intended to provide a forum for perspectives of the complex transactions between people, place and health. To this end, emergent concepts and themes in Geographies of ageing, health, and healthcare will be the focus of this session


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Kyle Plumb*, Queens University, Prince Michael Amegbor, Queen's University, Ageing in the Wrong Place at Home 20 3:20 PM
Presenter Ann Toohey*, University of Calgary, Melanie June Rock, University of Calgary, Disruptive solidarity or solidarity disrupted? A dialogical narrative analysis of economically vulnerable older adults' efforts to age in place with pets 20 3:40 PM
Presenter Robin Kearns*, The University of Auckland, Laura Bates, University of Auckland, Janine Wiles, University off Auckland, Tara Coleman, University of Auckland, Precarity in paradise: Older people’s experience of renting on Waiheke Island, New Zealand 20 4:00 PM
Presenter Prince Michael Amegbor*, Queen's University, Mark W. Rosenberg, Queen's University, Vincent Z. Kuuire, University of Toronto Mississauga, Does place matter? A multilevel analysis of victmisation and sense of safety among seniors in Canada. 20 4:20 PM
Presenter Jessica Finlay*, University of Minnesota, (Un)therapeutic white space: Snow and ice impacts on perceived well-being among older Minnesotans 20 4:40 PM

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