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Wednesday, July 14, 2021
12 to 1:00 pm EST

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Exploring the Community Reintegration of Previously Incarcerated Older Adults: Insights from a Community Residential Facility in Peterborough, Ontario

Globally, there is an increasing proportion of incarcerated older adults within correctional institutions due to longer criminal sentences and repeated offences, not to mention population aging more generally. While there are strategies in place to support this aging population while they are inside correctional institutions, what is missing is a better understanding of the contexts and experiences of older individuals as they are released from correctional facilities and begin to navigate their reintegration back into society. This presentation will address the immediate gap in knowledge about community reintegration of previously incarcerated older adults, by focusing on the experiences and perspectives of older adults, staff members and community stakeholders from a CSC contracted community residential facility program (Haley House) in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Findings provide insights into challenges related to community reintegration for formerly incarcerated older adults. Specifically, aging-related, continuum of support and stigma challenges speak to the barriers this aging population faces as they re-enter the community from Canadian correctional institutions, seeking both medical and social supports.

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Amber Colibaba, M.A.
Coordinator, Trent Centre for Aging & Society
Coordinator, Rural Aging Research Program, Trent University

Amber Colibaba coordinates both the Trent Centre for Aging & Society, and the Rural Aging Research Program at Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario. In 2018, she graduated with the Collaborative Specialization in Aging Studies from the Master of Arts in Sustainability Studies program at Trent. Amber’s research interests focus on rural aging and community development, including voluntarism and rural age-friendly program implementation and sustainability. Her recent work examines the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on older volunteers and volunteer-based programs in aging rural communities to determine how older individuals and rural services are persevering through the pandemic.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
12 to 1:00 pm EST

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About the Research & Innovation in Aging Forum

The Research & Innovation in Aging Forum (RIAF) is hosted by the Centre in Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care and brings together researchers, clinicians and other stakeholders to discuss emerging research related to older adults. RIAF was developed in 2011-12 and continues to strive for knowledge mobilization and productive partnerships for research in aging across Ontario.

RIAF is a platform for sharing research ideas, research in progress, and completed projects with the goal to augment communication networks, have opportunities for discussion and feedback, and to celebrate each other’s work. If you have research you would like to share, please email Lisa at

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