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

September 28th, 2016

Social Isolation Training Session

Interested to learn more about social isolation? The Gilbrea Centre has released a training module on social isolation and older people for the HSIIP.

September 13th, 2016

Does caregiver stress affect the move to long term care?

The research might surprise you.

Read more of our news stories

Upcoming Events


Community Conference

Going For Gold As We Age

Tue, Oct 4, 2016 | 6:30 PM | McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, ON

Mark Tewksbury, Debbie Muir and Dr. Jennifer Heisz


Reading Group

Aging Writers: Intergenerational Stories, Memoir, Poetry, and Fiction

Fri, Oct 14, 2016 | 1:30 PM | McMaster University (1280 Main Street West, Hamilton) Kenneth Taylor Hall, Room 227A

Ellen Ryan


Community Conference

AGE-WELL’s 2nd Annual Conference & AGM

Tue, Oct 18, 2016 to Thu, Oct 20, 2016
| 9:00 AM | Hotel Bonaventure900 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC