Over the past two decades, there has been a growing focus on how to support older adults to achieve so-called ‘positive’ aging.
Dr. Colleen McGrath, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.) is an Assistant Professor in the School of Occupational Therapy at Western University. Her research interests focus on environmental influences on occupational engagement for older adults with age-related vision loss (ARVL), the situated nature of risk in older adulthood, and the intersection of ageism and ableism in shaping the identities of older adults. Most recently, her work has focused on better understanding the needs, preferences, and values of older adults as it relates to technology acquisition and use. She is dedicated to including older adults in the technology design, development, and marketing/commercialization process to ensure technologies are created that meet the needs of older adults. Dr. McGrath can be reached at [email protected] or you can contact her through LinkedIn (Colleen McGrath).