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Healthy Ageing in Chennai: Community Development through the involvement of Service Providers

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
Acronyme : SICI
Type : Établissement d'enseignement
Mandat : The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is a unique educational enterprise that promotes mutual awareness and understanding between India and Canada mainly through facilitating academic activities. The Institute funds research, links institutions in the two countries, and organizes seminars and conferences. These activities are carried out in partnership between the Institute's Canada Office and India Office.
Adresse : 1402 Education Tower
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta,
T2N 1N4
FAX: (403) 289-0100
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Personne ressource : John Abraham
Courriel : jjabraha@ucalgary.ca
Pays : Inde
Ville : Chennai
Secteur : Santé
Description du stage : The purpose of the internship is to examine determinants of ageing among older adults living in old age homes and to develop evidence-based educational strategies and resources for use in old age home settings. In the previous years, we have worked with health service providers in which the challenges and opportunities of working with elderly was explored. Based on our work with service providers and with the older adults themselves through this internship, suitable resources will be developed and delivered. This communication/delivery of resources will involve the service providers who participated in the project last year as well as the older adults who will be participating during this year. The purpose of the resource development and delivery will be to enhance the awareness of the principles of aging and also to change the mindset that "old age equals ill health". The project will adopt a community development approach, where local individuals are involved in identifying and developing suitable strategies to promote healthy ageing.

In Canada
The intern will be involved in the following:

- To conduct a critical review of literature and participate in group discussions in Canada (Nova Scotia) and India (Chennai) on key concepts related to healthy ageing. In particular, the intern will research on topics such as population ageing; healthy ageing; dietary practices for the older adult; functional capacity and ageing; and programs and public policies practised in Canada (and then in India)
- To facilitate the preparation and delivery of the learning modules/educational strategies on healthy ageing for health care providers through a workshop with the involvement of several key experts from Canada (and then in India)

Overseas
- To develop self-assessment questions with the assistance of the project supervisor for the benefit of the participants
- To organise outreach activities and participate in the training of moderators and interviewers. This includes arranging all interview details and recruiting participants for the project. Intern is also responsibility for follow-up activities such as debriefing guides and sessions with interviewers and moderators in order to proceed with data collection among a selected sample of older women and key stakeholders.
Organisation d'accueil : Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The faculty members in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, are deeply committed to the understanding, examining and influencing decisions with respect to improving health and offers graduate level education to various students.