ALONE OR LONELY? Seniors & Isolation

SSM Annual Conference 2016

Keynote Speaker: Suzanne Allen

New Horizon for Seniors, Reducing Isolation of Older Adults Across Canada

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Nuelle Novik

SK Population Health & Evaluation Research Unit

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Joanne Bracken

Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan

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 Click Here for video (Become a Dimentia Friend)

Sgt Rob Cozine

Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers

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AGE-Friendly Saskatchewan

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Seniors & Isolation Pilot Projects

SSM with funding from New Horizons for Seniors, embarked on pilot project in three Saskatchewan Communities aimed at alleviating social isolation for older adults living in rural communities.  Our goal was to develop a prgram which could be volunteer-led by seniors within the local community, thus promoting volunteerism among the older adults.  Programming was designed by the community so it would best fit their needs.

The three communities involved in the pilot projects are Hanley, Strasbourg and Lumsden.  Presentations at the SSM conference are below.

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Topics included:

  • Rural Older Adults and the Impacts of Social isolation
  • Age-Friendly Communities
  • Friendly Visiting Program
  • Dementia & Isolation
  • Sharing Community Experiences on Reducing Isolation
  • Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers

 

 

Highlights

Celebrating Seniors 2017

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Caregivers Week

The Honorable Jim Reiter, Minister of Health for the Province of Saskatchewan, has proclaimed March 19-25 as Caregivers Week.

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Entertainment Directory

SSM has compiled a directory of individuals and groups who are willing to entertain at a nominal/no fee.  Please contact these individuals/groups directly at the number indicated on the data base. 

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SSM News

Moose Jaw now has a Century Club!

SSM is thrilled to announce that the city of Moose Jaw now has a Century Club. Yesterday we travelled to Moose Jaw for the first event. Hosted by The Bentley - who welcomed us all! Providing drinks and a buffet of snacks! Their friendly service was wonderful and we...

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Caregivers Week March 19-25

The Honorable Jim Reiter, Minister of Health for the Province of Saskatchewan, has proclaimed March 19-25 as Caregivers Week.  Do something special for a caregiver you know!

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