Carleton Hosts a Day of Discussion: Carrying Debt to the Grave? The Increasing Indebtedness of the Elderly

Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) will host a day of discussion regarding the troubling rise in debt among elderly households.

When: Tuesday, August 8 from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Where: Richcraft Hall, 2nd floor conference rooms.
Note: Admission is free and lunch will be served.
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Panel Sessions:

Does Debt Impair Health?

  • Fenaba Addo, University of Wisconsin
  • Lynda Colley, Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County
  • Patricia Drentea, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Stacy Yanchuk Oleksy, Credit Counselling Society

Moderator: Saul Schwartz, Carleton University

Insolvency and Overindebtedness

  • Amy Mix, Legal Counsel for the Elderly, an affiliate of AARP
  • John Pottow, University of Michigan
  • Deborah Thorne, University of Idaho

Moderator: Robert Lawless, University of Illinois

International Perspectives

  • Catarina Frade, University of Coimbra
  • Luciane Lucas, Federal University of Southern Bahia and University of Coimbra
  • Tamara Madern, Hogeschool Utrecht

Moderator: Nadja Jungmann, Hogeschool Utrech

Policy Implications

  • Wanda Morris, CARP
  • Jane Rooney, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
  • Laura Watts, Canadian Centre for Elder Law, University of British Columbia

Moderator: Calum Carmichael, Carleton University

Panelist bios are available here:

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Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 8718

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