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Esther Birney Lecture: Gillian Ranson (prerecorded) - “Front-Wave Boomers"

Gillian Ranson (prerecorded) -“Front-Wave Boomers: Growing (Very) Old, Staying Connected, and Reimagining Aging” 

We are very sad to note that Gillian passed away a few short weeks after giving this talk. She was unwell at the time which is why we recorded the session in late June. This presentation is a tribute to Gillian and the important messages of her text.

Boomers are heading into (very) old age following a pandemic, a time of overt ageism and deficient eldercare. The front wave, now in their seventies, are on the brink of life changes that will challenge everyone – family, friends, and the health care system too. Recognizing the dire need to meet these challenges, Gillian Ranson investigates what they are doing to prepare for old age. Regardless of their situation – well off or struggling, partnered or on their own – front-wave boomers share one thing: the need for intimate, caring social ties. Many of them are making these connections with creativity and resilience. Their stories hold lessons for us all. 

Gillian Ranson
was a former journalist and professor of sociology. She wrote three books on various aspects of family life, inspired by her personal experience as a working mother. As a front-wave boomer, and a grandmother, she’s explored aging, and the future she and her peers might find in Canada in the years ahead. 

Thursday, November 3, 2022, 10:30 AM until 11:45 AM
Halpern Room

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