Rural/Urban Research Projects
An Investigation of Demographic Trends and the Implications of Climate Change for an Aging Population in Rural Nova Scotia.
Principal Investigators: Patricia Manuel and Eric Rapaport
Funded by: Nova Scotia Department of Environment & Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation
Age-friendly rural/remote communities initiative.
Principal Investigator: Elaine Gallagher
Funded by: Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
World Health Organization Global Age Friendly Cities Project & Age Friendly Rural/Remote Communities Initiative
Funded by: Nova Scotia Seniors’ Secretariat and Halifax Regional Municipality
Social Isolation of Seniors in Canada.
Principal Investigator: Dr Janice Keefe
Funded by: British Columbia Ministry of Health
Caring Contexts of Rural Seniors
Funded by: Veterans Affairs Canada
Net Loss Population Settlement Patterns and Maintenance of Rural Health Status: A Case Study in Atlantic Canada
Funded by: Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Products & Publications
Eales, J., Keefe, J., & Keating, N. (2008). Age-friendly rural communities. In N. Keating (Ed.), Rural ageing: A good place to grow old? (pp. 109-120). Bristol, UK: Policy Press.
Keefe, J., & Hattie, B. (2008). Age-friendly rural and remote communities initiative. Guysborough county. Summary Report. Prepared for the Nova Scotia Department of Seniors and other jurisdictions within the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors Forum and the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Keefe, J., & Hattie, B. (2007). Age-friendly cities project: Halifax Site. Summary Report. Part of World Health Organization’s initiative. Halifax: Province of Nova Scotia.
Keefe, J., Andrew, M., Fancey, P., & Hall, M. (2006). A profile of social isolation in Canada. final report. Province of British Columbia and Halifax: Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax.
Caring Contexts of Rural Seniors. Phase I Technical Report (2004, January) Technical Report 1
Caring Contexts of Rural Seniors. Phase II Technical Report (2004, December) Technical Report 2
Caring Contexts of Rural Seniors. Phase III Technical Report (2006, June) Technical Report 3
Fact sheet- What makes a rural community a good place to grow old? (2007)Facts 2007
Fact sheet- Availability and use of services varies in rural Canada (2006) Fact sheet
Fact sheet- Characteristics of rural communities influence their capacity to support older adults (2006) Fact Sheet – Characteristics
Fact sheet- Social and support networks of older adults in rural Canada (2006) Fact Sheet- Social
Keefe, J., & Side, K. (2003). Net Loss Population Settlement Patterns and Maintenance of Rural Health Status: A Case Study in Atlantic Canada Net Loss Final Report