Welcome to the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging in the Faculty of Social Sciences at McMaster University. The Centre serves as a critical hub of research, teaching and outreach.

Our mission is to improve all aspects of the lives of older adults in the community and in long-term care by linking research, education, policy and practice with local, national and global initiatives.

Latest News Items

May 24th, 2017

In Memoriam Karl Kinanen (1927-2017)

On Friday, the 19th of May – after living a life marked by great ambition, intellectual curiosity and abiding altruism – Karl Kinanen a beloved member of the McMaster community has passed away.

May 24th, 2017

HSIIP 2016-2017 Annual Report

Join the Hamilton Seniors Isolation Impact Plan at the Seniors Kick off & Wellness Fair on May 29, 2017

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Upcoming Events


Community Conference

Seniors Kickoff Event-June Seniors Month

Mon, May 29, 2017 | 10:00 AM | Monday, May 29, 2017JEM Hospitality at Sarcoa Event Centre 57 Discovery Drive (James St. N.) | 10am - 2pm


Community Conference

Older Adults Information Session-Hamilton Police

Thu, Jun 1, 2017 to Fri, Jun 30, 2017 | 1:00 AM |  Thursday June 1Community Policing Centre 460 Barton Street East 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmWednesday June 7Stoney Creek Municipal Resource Centre 777 Highway #8 – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pmWednesday June 14Hamilton Public Library Waterdown (Seniors Centre) 163 Dundas Street East, Waterdown 12:30 pm - 3:45 pmWednesday June 21Hamilton Public Library (Turner Park) 352 Rymal Road East – 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmFriday June 30Dundas Seniors Centre 10 Market Street South – 9 am - 12 pm

Hamilton Poilce Seniors support, Hamilton Police


Community Conference

Hamilton Seniors Advisory Committee

Fri, Jun 2, 2017 | 9:00 AM | City Hall, 71 Main St. W. Hamilton, Room 192-193