Olive Bryanton

Olive Bryanton (Hampshire, PEI) joined OACAC in 2018. As an educator and passionate advocate for older adults, Olive was instrumental in the establishment of the first multi-purpose Seniors Centre on PEI, which celebrated its 25th anniversary this summer. She was also instrumental in establishment of the Seniors College, affiliated with the University of Prince Edward Island and served as the first president. In 2000, Olive received an Honorary Degree from the University of Prince Edward Island for her advocacy work with older adults and lifelong learning. In 2012. Olive was awarded the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Federal Minister of State for Seniors Hon, Alice Wong, for her contributions to seniors provincially and federally. In 2017, Olive was appointed by the Minister of Health PEI to serve as an executive advisor for the development of the recent Seniors Health and Wellness Strategy for Prince Edward Island. She is currently a lifelong learner and defended her PhD in 2018.