This initiative “seeks to engage older Canadians and their communities in making their communities better, healthier and safer places for seniors to live and thrive”. This overlaps with addressing the risk factors for elder abuse. Many of the same things that build communities which are safer, healthier places for all people will reduce isolation of older adults and reduce the risk of elder abuse.
Canada’s senior population is growing. This makes it more important than ever to support the health and wellbeing of older Canadians. This way, seniors can lead healthy and active lives and stay involved in their communities. Making communities “Age-Friendly” is one of the best ways to do this.
Strategizing for Positive Aging in Saskatchewan
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Housing Options in Saskatchewan
COVID-19 IS ACTIVE AND PRESENT IN SASKATCHEWAN. SSM is heeding the advice and recommendations of health professionals and has cancelled or postponed all face to face meetings and events until at least the end of March, when we will evaluate the necessity of continued...
10 Ways We Can Be Age-Friendly in the Time of COVID-19 (Taken from the Age-Friendly Newsletter written by Catherine Barnsley) “It is March 19, 2020 and 9:30 AM in our small Saskatchewan town. I have just returned home from grocery shopping for my household and three...
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,...