Share Your Story
We are examining local experiences of aging in cities and in communities to better understand how to improve conditions for aging in place.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are my options for submission mediums?
- Written pieces (story, poem, words of wisdom – be creative!) from a sentence up to 1000 words
- 3 images with a max word count of 50 words for each caption
- A video (storytelling, song, dance – be creative!) up to 5 minutes long
- Favourite recipes with a short background story
- An audio clip up to 3-5 minutes long
What will you do with my submission?
As part of this website, older adults’ submissions will also become part of a study seeking to understand the diverse experiences of older adults across Canada and Indigenous communities, being run by Dr. Biglieri. The study is called ‘Aging People, Aging Places: Documenting the struggles and joys of aging in neighbourhoods and has received ethics clearance from the Toronto Metropolitan University Research Ethics Board (Project No. 2022-120).
Can I make a submission and remain anonymous?
On the submission form, you have the option to have your information remain anonymous by checking that you do NOT want to display any demographic information. Assuming the content of your submission does not reveal any identifying markers, you will remain anonymous.
Who will see my submission?
They will be posted on the website so the public can view any submissions, along with the APAP research team.
What language does my submission need to be in?
We welcome submissions in any language and format.
Aging People, Aging Places