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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Click Here for presentation 2

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

Strategizing for Positive Aging in Saskatchewan

Full Report and Executive Summary available here

Housing Options in Saskatchewan

Celebrating Seniors

SSM News

SSM Office Closed from March 16th until April 1st

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Being Age-Friendly in the time of COVID-19

Being Age-Friendly in the time of COVID-19

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Physical Distancing & Social Inclusion

SSM is very concerned about all older adults during this difficult time. We hope that all older people are considering themselves and others as they “physically distance” from other people, referred to nationally as "social distancing" and even further,...

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