PHOTOVOICE STUDY: USING PHOTOGRAPHY TO INVESTIGATE OLDER PERSONS PERCEPTIONSOF AN AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY Winter Experiences IFA 11th Annual Conference on Ageing Prague, Czech Republic May 28 – June 1, 2012 Presented by Jim Hamilton, MSc, MPA Associate Director, Centre on Aging, University of Manitoba Presentation compiled by Sheila Novek, MSc
PHOTOVOICE STUDY: USING PHOTOGRAPHY TO INVESTIGATE OLDER PERSONS PERCEPTIONSOF AN AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITYThis slide show presents photographs and commentary from the Age-Friendly PhotovoiceStudy conducted with 30 seniors in 4 communities in Manitoba, Canada. The goal of thestudy was to explore ‘age-friendly’ community characteristics from the perspectives of olderadults.Photovoice is a qualitative, participatory research methodology that combines photography,interviews and group discussions. Older adults were provided with cameras and tookphotographs to illustrate community features that either enhance or diminish quality of lifefor seniors. Participants also recorded journal entries describing each photograph and tookpart in interviews and group discussions.The slide show is a compilation of visual material and commentary from journals anddiscussion groups. From behind the camera lens, Manitoban seniors take us on a tour ofwhat it means to age in communities across the province.
The Pas Northern Manitoba Trappers’ Festival FestivalsCarman Blizzard Festival St. Laurent Winter BlastPhoto credit: http://www.blizzardfest.ca/Pictures.php Festival St. Malo Festival of Friends Winnipeg Beach Wonderful Winter Weekend Brochet Caribou Festival Grand Marais Winter Family Festival Photo credit: http://churchillchamberofcommerce.ca/winterfest.html Flin Flon Bust the Winter Churchill Aurora WinterFest Blues Festival
Contact informationJim HamiltonCentre on Aging, University of Manitoba338 Isbister BuildingWinnipeg MB Canada R3T 2N2Email: Jim_Hamilton@UManitoba.CAWeb: www.umanitoba.ca/centres/aging