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
The Honorable Jim Reiter, Minister of Health for the Province of Saskatchewan, has proclaimed March 19-25 as Caregivers Week.
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.
Fraud Prevention and Safety for Individuals is a resource especially intended for older adults, designed to help people be safe in their homes and communities. Fraud Prevention & Safety...read more
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...read more
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!read more