Eddy Elmer is serving his second term on the Seniors Advisory Committee, having first been appointed by Vancouver City Council in 2012. As Secretary, he records meeting minutes; assists members with drafting motions; maintains the Committee’s website and social media presence; and writes the Committee’s press releases and other print materials.
Last term, Eddy was chair of the Communications & Outreach Subcommittee and was the SAC’s liaison to the LGBTQ Advisory Committee, where he sat on the Safe, Healthy, and Engaged Communities Subcommittee.
Eddy holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and general studies, and a master’s degree in gerontology, all from Simon Fraser University. He is interested in mental health and aging, especially depression and loneliness. He has experience in survey and scale development, online data collection, and working with large datasets. He is finishing his PhD in social gerontology from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, researching minority stress and chronic loneliness among older LGBTQ adults.