Geographies of Aging Projects Lab

Geographies of Aging Projects Lab (GAPLab)

The GAPLab focuses on projects about the geographies of aging, health, and healthcare. Members of the GAPLab are interested in spatial and temporal trends in health data, the accessibility and use of healthcare services, the impact of an aging population on health care and social services, the experiences of care, the health and health care of minority groups, and health care policy. The goal of many of these studies is to contribute to policies and programs that support equitable opportunities for access to healthcare and healthy aging.

Two ongoing projects include analyzing the wait times for health care services in Ontario and the Age Friendly Communities Project. The Age Friendly Communities Project aims to develop a more inclusive theory of age-friendly communities in Canada by interviewing members of groups and leaders from cities already designated as age-friendly.

Members of the GAPLab are part of the Canadian Association of Geographers, American Association of Geographers, Canadian Association of Gerontology, Canadian Population Society, and the Canadian Regional Science Association.

GAPLab is funded through SSHRC and CHIR, and Dr. Rosenberg, the leader of GAPLab holds the Canada Research Chair in Development Studies.