Reducing Isolation of Seniors Collective (RISC)
Objective: To measurably reduce the social isolation of seniors
in South and Central Saskatchewan
In 2016 the Government of Canada Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), as part of the New Horizons for Seniors Program, approved three-year funding for nine collective impact projects across Canada designed to reduce social isolation among older adults at the population level. RISC is one of these projects.
The other eight are:
Allies in Aging http://alliesinaging.ca/
Seniors Connect https://www.nanaimoseniorsconnect.ca/
PEGASIS: Pan-Edmonton Group Addressing Social Isolation of Seniors https://connectingedmontonseniors.ca/pegasis
Greater Hamilton Seniors Isolation http://socialisolation.ca
Keeping Ottawa Seniors Connected http://kosc.ca/
ENRICHES: Engagement to Reduce Isolation of Caregivers at Home and Enhancing Seniors http://www.enriches.ca
Montreal Caregivers Collective
Collectif Aînés Isolement Social / Ville de Québec
As a part of the Government of Canada, New Horizons for Seniors Initiative to have a collective impact on reducing isolation of older adults, several groups in Saskatchewan have come together. These include:
We are also working with the Lifelong Learning Center and the Féderation des aînés fransaskois. We believe that it is possible to make a difference in our communities and in the lives of older adults by working together.
Links to Partner Websites:
Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan
Canadian Red Cross
Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit
Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible
for Seniors Isolation Resources
Social Isolation of Seniors – Volume 1: Understanding the Issue and Finding Solutions
Social Isolation of Seniors – Volume 2: Ideas Exchange Event Toolkit
Supplements to the Toolkits listed above:
Social Isolation of Seniors – A Focus on LGBTQ Seniors in Canada
Social Isolation of Seniors – A Focus on Indigenous Seniors in Canada
Social Isolation of Seniors – A Focus on New Immigrant and Refugee Seniors in Canada
Alone or Lonely
A resource for addressing isolation of older adults in rural communities
Housing Options in Saskatchewan
Seniors Strategy for Saskatchewan
The Survey is now completed. SSM received over 2000 responses
SSM welcomes His Honour the Honourable Russ Mirasty Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan as Honourary Patron.
SSM is very excited to announce that CAA Saskatchewan is our Platinum Sponsor for the 2019 Celebrating Seniors. A big thanks to them!
SSM is pleased to officially welcome Shelley Wichmann to our staff as Administrative Assistant. Shelley’s responsibilities include organizing and carrying out all the details that are so important in administration as well as helping SSM find the most effective way to...