Reducing Isolation of Seniors Collective (RISC)

Objective:  To measurably reduce the social isolation of seniors
in South and Central Saskatchewan

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 the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan, Canadian Red Cross, Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit and Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism.  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.

RISC Brochure

Project Partner Information
Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan
Canadian Red Cross
Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit
Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism

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


       Alone or Lonely
A resource for addressing isolation of older adults in rural communities



U of R Justice Studies Class Project

Presentations from U of R available.


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.

More Info

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