EventsOn the Edge: Fostering Age Friendly Communities

On the Edge: Fostering Age Friendly Communities

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Mill Woods


This presentation is about planning for an aging population and considers age friendly communities as one approach to such plans. Participants will learn about a variety of issues experienced by many people in our aging population and approaches or considerations to plan for these issues.

Kyle Y. Whitfield, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Extension at the University of Alberta. Her PhD is in the field of community planning and she is a Registered Professional Planner and Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.

The focus of her research and teaching is community planning and community development often as it relates to issues experienced by older adults. This encompasses exploring ways communities are involved in improving health services and supports. In certain health issues, such as hospice palliative care, communities are often leading the way in planning and in some care provision. The implications of citizens as planners and providers of care in their communities remains of interest to her. She teaches Community Planning and Engagement in the School of Urban and Regional Planning.  She teaches Health, Community and Development in the School of Public Health and Citizen Engagement and Consultation in the Faculty of Extension. 

Dr. Whitfield is also a University of Alberta Speakers’ Bureau member since 2015.

On the Edge is a speaker series featuring cutting edge research presented by scholars and researchers from Edmonton's academic community. This presentation is presented with the University of Alberta's Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

This event is FREE. Your RSVP is appreciated, please register now.  


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