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  • ISSN: 0714-9808 (Print), 1710-1107 (Online)
  • Editor: Dr Paul Stolee School of Public Health and Health Systems|University of Waterloo|Waterloo, Ontario, Canada|N2L 3G1
  • Editorial board
The Canadian Journal on Aging/La Revue canadienne du vieillissement (CJA/RCV) promotes excellence in research and disseminates the latest work of researchers in the social sciences, humanities, health and biological sciences who study the older population of Canada and other countries; informs policy debates relevant to aging through the publication of the highest quality research; seeks to improve the quality of life for Canada's older population and for older populations in other parts of the world through the publication of research that focuses on the broad range of relevant issues from income security to family relationships to service delivery and best practices; and encourages the exchange of the latest ideas in gerontological research through the publication of work by international scholars to the benefit of the Canadian and international scholarly communities as well as older adults in Canada and around the world.

July Article of the Month

This article reports on the experience of first-time homelessness from the unique perspective of older adults themselves. Homelessness was found to evoke initial reactions of shock, sadness, frustration and relief, all of which have been associated with early steps to healing while overcoming grief. However, for homeless older adults, their ability to process their grief is inhibited by social stigma and the sense of dependency that is associated with homelessness. To cope with stigmatization, many chose not to self-identify as homeless and instead live in a state of denial that further stalls the grieving process. This article highlights the need for policies and programs to validate homelessness as a form of grief, and provide resources to help older adults rebuild a positive self-image. Read it for free here:

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