Research on Aging, Policies, and Practice (RAPP) is committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of older adults and their families by bridging research, policies, and practice. We focus on:
- care and support of older adults and adults with chronic illness or disability,
- health, social and financial costs incurred by family/friend caregivers,
- older adults' contributions and social inclusion, and
- age-friendly rural communities.
We consider the environments in which people live their lives, including family, work, community, and policy contexts.
Located within the Department of Human Ecology
at the University of Alberta, the research centre is led by Dr. Janet Fast and Dr. Norah Keating. Our team collaborates with researchers at other universities and partners with government and community organizations in the conduct of our research, providing an enriching milieu for graduate student education. We are one of a few International Association on Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) Collaborating Centres.