• Uzoma Odera Okoye, Social Work, University of Nigeria (Nsukka); Dick Splane Social Development Visiting Lecturer in the School of Social Work at UBC, and Visiting Scholar in Residence at Green College
    Coach House, Green College, UBC

    Monday, March 2, 5-6:30 pm, with reception to follow
    in the series
    Green College Special Lecture in Partnership with the School of Social Work
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  • According to UN estimates, the population of older adults (60+) in Nigeria will increase from 9.1 million in 2019 to 11.5 million in 2025 and 25.5 million in 2050. By this measure, they will constitute about 10% of the total Nigerian population by 2050 (currently 4.5%). It is generally believed that older adults are beings cared for and supported by family and friends, as was true in traditional Nigerian society. That is not the case. Economic forces, education, changing family structures and other factors have completely transformed the situation. This lecture will present the reality, from the perspective of a gerontologist and a caregiver.

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  • Unless otherwise noted, all of our lectures are free to attend and do not require registration.

 

When
March 2nd, 2020 5:00 PM   through   6:30 PM
Location
Coach House
6201 Cecil Green Park Rd
Green College, UBC
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada
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