Full Name
Caroline Grammer
Speaker Bio
Caroline Grammer has a Bachelors of Psychology (with a focus on neuroscience biomedical ethics) from the University of Toronto, a Bachelors of Social Work from the University of Victoria, and a Masters of Social Work from the University of British Columbia. She is a full-time professor at Seneca College in the Faculty of Applied Arts & Sciences, Department of Community Services, cross-appointed to the Social Service Worker Gerontology diploma program and the Bachelor in Therapeutic Recreation program since 2005.

Prior to this, she worked in a variety of group home settings, and then transitioned to the palliative care setting where she first supported those dying of AIDS and eventually moved into working with older adults in long-term care facilities.

Caroline has also been a practising psychotherapist for the past 20 years, using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and focusing on trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, and geriatric and caregiver issues. Additionally, she speaks at senior support services agencies and seniors’ community centres to teach older adults about safe sex and sexuality in older adulthood.

She has been a gerontechnology consultant for the past 25 years, engaged with global think-tanks on how technology can allow for aging in place. In this role she designs and implements studies to test industry technology with older adults and runs clinical trials on medical grade technology that assists older adults in maintaining or improving their mobility and independence.
Caroline Grammer