Suzanne Garon

Suzanne Garon
Université de Sherbrooke | UdeS · Center for Research on Aging

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Introduction
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August 1992 - present
Université de Sherbrooke
Position
  • Professor (Full)
August 1992 - present
Université de Sherbrooke
Position
  • Professor (Full)

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Publications (142)
Technical Report
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Ce guide s’adresse aux acteurs des municipalités locales et des municipalités régionales de comté (MRC) engagées dans l’amorce ou la pérennisation d’une démarche municipalité amie des aînés (MADA) à l’intérieur de leur territoire. Il rejoint aussi les préoccupations des acteurs du milieu communautaire, financier, policier et juridique, ainsi que ce...
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Introduction: Integrated Community Care (ICC) is defined as an interweaving of territory scale and time scale health care and social care interventions implemented in proximity (spatial and relational) in an interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral manner. However, the deployment of in public health and social care networks can be complex owing to thei...
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Introduction: The various health and social care services provided in a given local area (i.e., place-based) must not only deliver primary care in proximity to the population, but act upstream on the social determinants of health. This type of care, when provided in a holistic and integrated manner, aims to improve the physical and mental health-b...
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The goal of this commentary is to highlight the ageism that has emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 20 international researchers in the field of aging have contributed to this document. This commentary discusses how older people are misrepresented and undervalued in the current public discourse surrounding the pandemic. It points to issues i...
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The goal of this commentary is to highlight the ageism that has emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 20 international researchers in the field of ageing have contributed to this document. This commentary discusses how older people are misrepresented and undervalued in the current public discourse surrounding the pandemic. It points to issues...
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Canada's population is aging and politicians at the federal, provincial and municipal levels are trying to address the associated issues. Since 2007, a new initiative promoted by the World Health Organization has entered the social policy landscape: the Age-friendly City. In Canada, Age-friendly City programs can be found in all the provinces. Queb...
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This chapter proposes a reflection on the concept of healthy ageing in three different ways: (1) a historical perspective that takes into account different meanings of this concept during the last decades and how it has been related to the active ageing; (2) the new variant of healthy ageing proposed by the WHO in the World Report on Ageing and Hea...
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L’enjeu de l’habitation en ruralité est démontré eu égard aux besoins des aînés qui souhaitent y vieillir. Pour ceux disposant de revenus modestes, les choix et l’accès à une habitation adaptée et abordable sont restreints. Nos observations sur le rôle des intervenants en action collective dans le développement d’habitations sont issues de projets...
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Age-Friendly Cities and Communities (AFCC) practices have emerged as an appealing field for experimentations, local initiatives, and they, sometimes, received the support of social research. Today, there is a need to critically discuss their development in different parts of the world and to support more theoretical perspectives. The Programme d’Et...
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This presentation aims to describe the experience of the Age-Friendly Cities and Communities in Quebec, Canada (AFCC-QC), in order to contribute to knowledge building related to the evaluation process and to reflect on the pattern of evidence of what could mean a successful AFCC program regarding to different contexts. AFC-QC started with 7 pilot p...
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Au Quebec, la prevention des maladies chroniques par la promotion des saines habitudes de vie est partie integrante d’un discours bien implante lorsqu’il est question de vieillir en sante. Cet article vise l’amorce d’une reflexion critique sur les fondements de ce discours dans une perspective de reduction des inegalites sociales de sante dans un c...
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This chapter outlines the progress of the AFC-QC projects, as well as a few lessons learned both in developing and evaluating the program. In order to do this, we first describe the program’s approach since the beginning of AFC-QC with 7 pilot sites, between 2008 and 2013, in line with the work of the WHO (2007a), until the introduction of an AFC g...
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This book presents one of the first international discussions of aging through the World Health Organization’s (WHO) “Age-Friendly City and Community” (AFCC) model. Even if the WHO’s program is not the only one to support an “aging-friendly” perspective (Lui et al. in Aus J Ageing 28: 116–121, 2009; Scharlach and Lehning in Ageing Soc 33: 110–136,...
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The supportive role of urban spaces in active aging is explored on a world scale in this unique resource, using the WHO’s Age-Friendly Cities and Community model. Case studies from the U.S., Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, and elsewhere demonstrate how the model translates to fit diverse social, political, and economic realities across cultures and c...
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Based on a reflexive method, this article explores the roles of researchers behind Age-Friendly Cities and Environments. Referring to Michael Burawoy's division of sociological work (professional, critical, policy and public sociology), it is structured around the international comparison of two empirical case studies: Walloon region (Belgium) and...
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This practice guide stems from the Bridging project, an action-research project that leveraged intersectoral practices to counter mistreatment of older adults. The protect entailed three case studies, which were performed in the northeast of Montreal between the years 2012 and 2015. In 2012-2013, various partners of the Bridging project from differ...
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Objectives: To demonstrate the pertinence of putting personalisation at the heart of mental health services. Methods: Review of littérature of personalisation research and intervention in the United Kingdom, the country where the personalisation is one of the key themes of the health and social services reform agenda. Results: Presentation of...
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La personnalisation des services de santé mentale est indissociable d’un processus qui vise à penser et à circonscrire les effets recherchés par les personnes comme des aspirations légitimes, élargissant ainsi leurs possibilités de choix et de contrôle. Dans un premier temps, nous démontrerons que cette visée de personnalisation ne peut être détach...
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Le présent guide de pratique découle du projet Arrimage, une recherche-action sur la pratique intersectorielle de lutte contre la maltraitance envers les personnes aînées qui a permis de réaliser trois études de cas dans le Nord-Est de l’île de Montréal entre 2012 et 2015. En 2012-2013, les partenaires montréalais du projet Arrimage, tous issus de...
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Beaulieu, M., Loock, J., Calvé, J., & Garon, S. (26 mars 2015). La pratique en duo intersectoriel policier / intervenant psychosocial pour contrer la maltraitance envers les personnes aînées : études de cas dans trois contextes dans le nord-est de Montréal. Rapport de documentation, analyse et suivi de pratique. Sherbrooke, Québec : Université de S...
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Cet article vise a expliciter la demarche d’analyse utilisee dans le cadre de la methodologie de la theorisation enracinee (MTE) pour rendre compte du role des aidants dans le traitement pharmacologique de leur proche atteint d’Alzheimer. Apres une breve presentation de la problematique et du paradigme epistemologique et methodologique a la base de...
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Link to full article: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/MkAp99X2sBhuK84redNA/full To support older adults’ desire to age-in-place, their housing needs must be well understood. However, little research has explored housing needs from older adults’ point of view. This article, based on the results of 49 focus groups (n=392) and one case study from th...
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This article aims to explain the collaborative partnership conditions and factors that foster implementation effectiveness within the AFC (age-friendly cities) in Quebec (AFC-QC), Canada. Based on a community-building approach that emphasizes on collaborative partnership, the AFC-QC implementation process is divided into three steps: 1) social diag...
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This article aims to better understand the implementation process of community-based housing for older adults by non profit organisations and its impact on community building process. Based on a case study from the Age-Friendly Cities project in Québec (Canada), this article presents the steps involved in the implementation process of community-bas...
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Bigonnesse, C., Beaulieu, M., & Garon, S. (2013). L’habitation destinée aux aînés : l’importance du chez soi et de la participation dans le développement de nouveaux modèles. Reflets, (Mars 2013), 14.
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Technical Report
Garon, S., & Beaulieu, M. (2013). Évaluation des effets et de l’implantation. Projet Villes amies des aînés. Rapport synthèse de la recherche. Rapport remis au Secrétariat aux aînés du Ministère de la Santé et des services sociaux. 268 p.
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Public policies contain a priori understanding on the aging of the population, which is why there is interest in gaining a better understanding of the roles in the individual and social experiences of aging. The Global Age-Friendly Cities (GAFC) initiative, developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), has been attracting more and more interest...
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En 2007, l'OMS publiait un guide dont l'ambition était de proposer aux villes et communes de réfléchir à des aménagements tant sociaux qu'urbains qui puissent favoriser l'inclusion et le bien-être de leurs citoyens les plus âgés. Ainsi, était né le concept "Villes-amies des ainés". Depuis, différentes initiatives partageant ces préoccupations ont v...
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Bien que la lutte à la maltraitance compte 30 ans d’histoire et d’actions au Québec (Canada), ce n’est qu’en 2010 que fut adopté le premier Plan d’action gouvernemental pour contre la maltraitance envers les personnes aînées 2010-2015. Le présent article fait le point sur les politiques publiques et les actions de lutte à la maltraitance envers les...
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Pour cet article, notre objectif est de décrire le processus de mise en oeuvre de villes amies des aînés du Québec (VADA-QC). Ce faisant, on présente d'abord un aperçu des approches sous-tendant VADA-QC. Ensuite, on explique les caractéristiques du modèle québécois en matière de villes-amies. Enfin, on illustre deux actions développées par les vill...
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Bien que la lutte à la maltraitance compte 30 ans d'histoire et d'actions au Québec (Canada), ce n'est qu'en 2010 que fut adopté le premier Plan d'action gouvernemental pour contre la maltraitance envers les personnes aînées 2010-2015. Le présent article fait le point sur les politiques publiques et les actions de lutte à la maltraitance envers les...
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The picture is clear: societies are getting older. However, what is less clear is the place that we recognize for the elderly in Quebec society. The aim of our article is to highlight some social pathologies associated with old age today. For this purpose, we adopt a hermeneutic approach based on the work of Axel Honneth on the struggle for recogni...
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Editorial : Garon, S., & Beaulieu, M. (2013). Villes amies des aînés au Québec : favoriser la participation sociale des aînés. Madopa Info. Janvier 2013, no 8, p. 1.
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Laliberté, A., De Oliveira Batista, A.F., Veil, A. Garon, S., & Beaulieu, M. (2012). Vers de meilleures communications avec les personnes aînées. Reflets, (Décembre 2012), 10.
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The Quebec project for ‘age-friendly’ towns Inspired by the World Health Organisation, more and more projects are emerging which aim to change the built environment and the social climate to enable older people to remain actively involved in society, fully valued in the public arena and appropriately supported by infrastructures and services geared...
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Transfert de connaissances vers tout public : présenté le 22 et 23 juin
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Garon, S., Beaulieu, M., & Veil, A. (2011). Villes amies des aînés au Québec. Agir sur des environnements bâtis et sociaux. Urbanité, (automne 2011). 20-22.
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Québec would be the state that, after Japan, has the fastest aging population in the world. In this context, many questions about service planning arise, whether concerning health, recreation, transportation or housing. This article focuses specifically on the effects of this demographic change on the living conditions of seniors, on the issues it...
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S’inscrivant dans une démarche compréhensive s’inspirant de l’interactionnisme symbolique cet article traite de la signification des stratégies quotidiennes face à la peur du crime chez les aînés. Seize entretiens semi-structurés furent menés auprès d’aînés vivant à Montréal, Sherbrooke et Trois-Rivières (Québec). L’emphase est d’abord placée sur l...