2020-21 Celebrating Seniors

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

SSM Viewpoint - Can the Pandemic Lead to a Systemic Fix?

SSM-Viewpoint-COVID-19

Join the Home Supports Movement

We need YOU!

Join by sending an email with your name and phone number to SSM.

Click here:  HomeSupports@skseniorsmechanism.ca

 

Gray Matters Fall Edition

Download a copy of the Fall Edition of Gray Matters - in colour!

Fall 2021

Check out the information on the Home Supports Initiative.

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2021 SSM Conference Sponsors

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CONNECT – Seniors Mental Health

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