Reducing Isolation of Seniors Collective (RISC)
Objective: To measurably reduce the social isolation of seniors
in South and Central Saskatchewan
In 2016 the Government of Canada Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), as part of the New Horizons for Seniors Program, approved three-year funding for nine collective impact projects across Canada designed to reduce social isolation among older adults at the population level. RISC is one of these projects.
The other eight are:
Allies in Aging http://alliesinaging.ca/
Seniors Connect https://www.nanaimoseniorsconnect.ca/
PEGASIS: Pan-Edmonton Group Addressing Social Isolation of Seniors https://connectingedmontonseniors.ca/pegasis
Greater Hamilton Seniors Isolation http://socialisolation.ca
Keeping Ottawa Seniors Connected http://kosc.ca/
ENRICHES: Engagement to Reduce Isolation of Caregivers at Home and Enhancing Seniors http://www.enriches.ca
Montreal Caregivers Collective
Collectif Aînés Isolement Social / Ville de Québec
As a part of the Government of Canada, New Horizons for Seniors Initiative to have a collective impact on reducing isolation of older adults, several groups in Saskatchewan have come together. These include:
We are also working with the Lifelong Learning Center and the Féderation des aînés fransaskois. We believe that it is possible to make a difference in our communities and in the lives of older adults by working together.
Links to Partner Websites:
Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan
Canadian Red Cross
Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit
Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible
for Seniors Isolation Resources
Social Isolation of Seniors - Volume 1: Understanding the Issue and Finding Solutions
Social Isolation of Seniors - Volume 2: Ideas Exchange Event Toolkit
Alone or Lonely
A resource for addressing isolation of older adults in rural communities
Reducing Isolation of Seniors Collective
Age-Friendly Community Recognition Program
New! An Age-Friendly Community Recognition Program is being introduced in Saskatchewan.
Seniors Strategy for Saskatchewan
Forums/focus groups planned for various communities in Saskatchewan.
Linda Anderson, staff person at SSM, was interviewed about media and ageism on CBC Radio's The Story From Here. Listen to her excellent insights by going to the 8:00 minute mark of the program. You will need to copy and paste this address. ...read more
SSM is very excited to announce that CAA Saskatchewan is our Platinum Sponsor for the 2018 Celebrating Seniors. A big thanks to them!read more
SSM is very excited to be working with the Government of Saskatchewan to facilitate an Age-Friendly Community Recognition Program. This program is being introduced in Saskatchewan to recognize communities that undertake activities or create programming to be more...read more