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

December 19th, 2018

The New Horizon’s Program: Using Collective Impact to Reduce Social Isolation among Seniors

Read the latest Hamilton Seniors Isolation Impact Plan (HSIIP) blog post.

December 18th, 2018

Holiday Closure

The Gilbrea Centre wishes you and your loved ones a very happy holiday season!

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Upcoming Events


Community Conference

'New directions for Research on Ageing: work, care and mobility'

Fri, Mar 1, 2019 to Sat, Mar 2, 2019 | 9:00 AM | Dr. TMA Pai Hall,Manipal Academy Higher Education (MAHE) Manipal, Karnataka- 576104


Community Conference

Persimmon Blackbridge: Constructed Identities

Fri, Mar 15, 2019 | 8:00 AM | Waller Family Lobby, L.R. Wilson Hall, McMaster University


Annual Seminar

Social participation at the intersection of old age and lifelong disability: Showcasing how it feels through a photo novel lens

Thu, Mar 28, 2019 | 2:30 PM | McMaster University | Main Campus | L.R. Wilson Hall, Room 1003

Emilie Raymond , Université Laval