Sheridan Elder Research Centre invites student proposals for grants for Aging in Place

Pat Spadafora, Director SERC works with Aging in Place professionals

Pat Spadafora, Director, Sheridan Elder Research Centre, located at the Trafalgar campus, is pleased to invite Sheridan students from all program areas to become Possibility Makers.

The Sheridan Elder Research Centre (SERC), through a generous grant from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council,  invites students from all Sheridan programs to submit proposals for three $500 Possibility Makers Grants.

These grants will be awarded to interdisciplinary groups of students who propose innovative solutions to help adults ages 55+ to Age in Place. Grant applications are available from the Sheridan Elder Research Centre and are due no later than March 23, 2012.

Submissions are accepted in three categories: Creative affordable housing solutions for older adults, Age‐friendly business strategies; or Technology solutions to support healthy aging.  Winning teams of students may also be invited to work as paid full-time summer research assistants at SERC to turn their proposals into reality.

Spadafora and her SERC Team invite all Sheridan students and faculty to the visit the Sheridan Elder Research Centre, located at the Trafalgar Campus for more information about Aging Matters and the Possibility Makers grant requests. In addition, for more information about aging, Sheridan students and faculty are invited to check out the SERC blog Aging Matters.

If you are interested, or if you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Alexa Roggeveen at:, or 905‐845‐9430, ext. 4117.

This grant is made possible by the generous support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.

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