This initiative "seeks to engage older Canadians and their communities in making their communities better, healthier and safer places for seniors to live and thrive". This overlaps with addressing the risk factors for elder abuse. Many of the same things that build communities which are safer, healthier places for all people will reduce isolation of older adults and reduce the risk of elder abuse.
Canada's senior population is growing. This makes it more important than ever to support the health and wellbeing of older Canadians. This way, seniors can lead healthy and active lives and stay involved in their communities. Making communities "Age-Friendly" is one of the best ways to do this.
Celebrating Seniors 2018
We are excited to be planning the 2018 Celebrating Seniors Volunteer Awards.
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Seniors & Isolation
Several Groups in Saskatchewan have come together to make a collective impact on reducing isolation of older adults.
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
May 16 & 17, 2018 at the Travelodge South, Regina Theme: Moving Beyond Ageismread more