Browsing Alberta Gambling Research Institute by Subject "Aged -- Gambling"
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- ItemOpen AccessGambling and seniors : the final report on the survey of key informants(The Foundation, 1999-08) Doupe, Malcolm B. (Malcolm Bray), 1965-; Addictions Foundation of ManitobaA Senior Gambling Survey was developed by the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM) as a means to better understand the nature of senior gambling, types of problems associated with gambling, and how to most effectively offer gambling services to the senior population. 25 key informants who were community professionals were asked to complete the Senior Gambling Survey. Findings indicate gambling affects seniors as it relates to themes of finances (excessive spending), family or relationship problems (disputes over amount of money and time spent on gambling), or health-related issues (depression, lack of self esteem, increase of smoking/drinking). Researchers suggest the AFM should begin providing seminars to both professionals and seniors in order to inform community member about AFM and reducing any stigma that is attached to that organization. Advertisement was suggested as a means of educating seniors. To reduce senior access barriers to AFM, providing outreach rehabilitative services were advocated.
- ItemOpen AccessSeniors and gambling : exploring the issues(AADAC, 2000) Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission; Hirsch, PamelaSeniors constitute one of the fastest growing segments of the Canadian population. Anecdotal evidence suggests there is an increase in the number of Alberta seniors gambling, but there is minimal reliable information about seniors and gambling. AADAC decided to conduct an exploratory study of gambling in relation to adult Albertans age 65 years and older (seniors). The two primary research questions guiding the study were: 1. What are the gambling attitudes and behaviours of seniors? 2. What prevention and intervention strategies are most effective for seniors?