We would like to invite you to participate in a study that we are conducting called Supporting Aging in Place in Terrace Bay. This research is being led by Dr. Elaine Wiersma, Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health (CERAH) at Lakehead University, and colleagues Dr. Rhonda Koster (School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Tourism) and Dr. Rebecca Schiﬀ (Department of Health Sciences). Our research purpose is to explore perceptions of aging in place from the perspectives of various community members, speciﬁcally focusing on what assets and needs the community has related to aging in place. This research study is being conducted in partnership with the township of Terrace Bay to assist in local planning and decision-making for an aging population, and is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Township of Terrace Bay.
We are inviting you to ﬁll out a survey about aging in place in Terrace Bay. The link is below. The survey should take you 20-30 minutes to complete. Only the research team from Lakehead University will have access to the surveys. A report will be generated for the township of Terrace Bay that will include only anonymous and non-identiﬁable information.
Filling out the survey is completely voluntary. You do not have to do this. All of the information you write on the survey will be anonymous and conﬁdential. Only Dr. Wiersma’s research team will be able to read and access the surveys and comments. The information on the survey and comments will be stored for 5 years, and then destroyed. It will be kept on a password protected computer and paper copies will be kept in a locked ﬁling cabinet in a locked oﬀice. There are no foreseeable harms or risks to completing the survey. The information we collect can beneﬁt Terrace Bay in planning for the future and for aging in place, along with various housing options.
You can contact Dr. Elaine Wiersma at email@example.com or 807-766-7294.
This research study has been reviewed by the Lakehead University Research Ethics Board. If you have any questions related to the ethics of the research and would like to speak to someone other than the researcher, please contact Sue Wright at the Research Ethics Board at 807-343-8283 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your consideration in participating in our research.