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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Click Here for Strasbourg presentation

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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

U of R Justice Studies Class Project

Presentations from U of R available.

Presentations

Age-Friendly Community Recognition Program

New! An Age-Friendly Community Recognition Program is being introduced in Saskatchewan.

 

Recognition Program

Seniors Strategy for Saskatchewan

Forums/focus groups planned for various communities in Saskatchewan.

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SSM News

Media & Ageism

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. ...

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Celebrating Seniors 2018

SSM is very excited to announce that CAA Saskatchewan is our Platinum Sponsor for the 2018 Celebrating Seniors.  A big thanks to them!    

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New! Age-Friendly Recognition Program

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...

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