Seniors and Isolation
Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism, with funding from New Horizons for Seniors, embarked on pilot projects in three Saskatchewan communities aimed at alleviating social isolation for older adults living in rural communities. Our goal was to develop a program 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 project are Hanley, Strasbourg and Lumsden.
In addition to the three pilot projects we have developed a resource for addressing isolation. It describes what isolation is, who is at risk, why it is important to address this issue, what are some simple solutions communites or individuals can take on and how they can implement these ideas to alleviate isolation in their community, even if it is one person at a time. This free resource is available to communities.
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Celebrating Seniors 2017
Provincial Budget 2017-2018
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The brochure contains questions you may want to ask your MLA on issues of key importance to seniors.
Seniors & Isolation Survey
SSM is working with other partners in a project to reduce social isolation of older adults. To access the impact of our efforts we are inviting people 55+ to participate in a survey.
Please note this survey was in the July issue of Gray Matters. On page 2, two or the headings for questions 6, 7 & 8 were missing. Those are included in the attached survey.
You can also access the survey online https://uregina.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ba15eZRa9MTg0e1
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