💚 GIVE Generating Ideas Via Engagement

💚 Generating Ideas Via Engagement (GIVE)

Joining older adults and nursing students to discover the diversity of what growing older means across generations.

💚 GIVE Study

We invite you to participate in a study, Discovering the diversity of what growing older means across generations: The GIVE project (Beh ID 3237), to understand your experience so far while being a participant in 💚GIVE. This study is approved by the University of Saskatchewan Behavioural Research Ethics Board, Beh ID-3237. 

For more information about the study, go to the website: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/givesurvey1


  • To get a broader perspective of what it means to be an older adult living in our society through sharing stories and experiences.
  • Most often, nursing learners are meeting older adults in a healthcare setting. Through GIVE we are hoping learners will have an opportunity to work with older adults in community as learning partners rather than as someone receiving care.

What we will create together:

  • Each team will contribute to a ‘GIVE’ resource, which is a collection of ideas, to be shared with all the teams. The ideas come from your conversations.

The process:

  • In the week prior to the conversation, you will receive information from a member of the team to help you prepare for the conversation. This may require you to read or watch something or gather information or experiences to bring to the conversation. (No more than 15 minutes will be required to prepare for each session)
  • Conversation teams will be 3-4 3rd year nursing students from the NURS 306.3 Exploring Aging and Chronicity course and 1 older adult
  • Conversation teams will meet 4 times over the course of the semester (January 17, February 2, March 7, and March 21, 2022)
  • Conversations will be approximately 45 minutes and conducted over Zoom
  • Everyone shares their stories
  • GIVE conversations are not interview sessions!! These are conversations like ones you would have in a social setting
  • At the end of each conversation, everyone shares one thing that makes them excited
  • Within the team, nursing students will take turns to fulfil the following roles
    • Facilitator/scribe
    • Zoom Guru
    • Time-keeper/checker

Note: This is an opportunity for nursing students to take on these roles and learn and practice skills.

Date of Conversation Time of Conversation Conversation Topic
January 17, 2022 10:30am – 11:15am (Saskatchewan time) What are the ‘stories’ you have heard about growing older from family members, social media, films, Facebook, older relatives, children?
February 7, 2022 10:30am – 11:15am (Saskatchewan time) What are the myths and ‘truths’ you have heard about how the body changes as it grows older? (e.g., family members, social media, films, Facebook, older relatives, children)
March 7, 2022 10:30am – 11:15am (Saskatchewan time) ‘My age does not define me’ (i.e., chronological – date of birth, social – expectations of teenagers, young adults, middle age milestones, biological – how your body is aging)
March 21, 2022 10:30am – 11:15am (Saskatchewan time) ‘Please remember when you meet me…….’ from both the perspectives of a healthcare provider and an older adult



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Page last updated December 29, 2021