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[Resource] Mental Health Resource for Seniors: Cooking Up Calm

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Cooking Up Calm is an e-booklet developed by Dr. Gail LowFaculty of Nursing - University of Alberta, and the Living Well Research Team

It contains tips based on the six most effective mentally healthy living strategies to emerge from a research study conducted during COVID-19 when social distancing restrictions were lifting. It also contains some easy-to-follow meal recipes.

The booklet can be downloaded from the following link: Cooking up calm e-booklet

There is also a survey on this work. See the attachments. The survey has been extended until March 31st, 2024. 


Thank you for downloading and reading Cooking up Calm, a resource created from the RTOERO Foundation-funded project Mentally Healthy Living After Social Distancing—A Study of Older Canadians.

The Living Well Research Team are excited to learn from you through an anonymous, short e-survey. They are interested in how you use Cooking up Calm and how it has helped you and might help other people. Your feedback is important in ensuring Cooking Up Calm is relevant and used by as many people as possible. Please read the Study Information/Implied Consent Letter attached to this email first. If you choose to take part in the survey, it will take you about 10-15 minutes to complete. The survey will close on February 28 at midnight.

Should you have any questions or concerns about the study or the study survey, please contact the primary researcher at the University of Alberta Faculty of Nursing, Dr. Gail Low (email: gail.low@ualberta.ca).

Thank you for your feedback.

You can access this one-time survey using the Survey Link:


  • By

    Dr. Gail Low, Faculty of Nursing - University of Alberta

  • Published

    Jan 09, 2024

  • Subject Area
    • Food & Nutritional Support
    • General Health and Wellness
    • Mental Health and Wellness
    • Social Connectedness / Social Isolation
    • Food Security and Nutritional Supports
  • Audience
    • Service Providers (Non-profits, Community Organizations, Local government)
    • Caregivers, Seniors & Volunteers
  • Category
    • Other Resources/Services
    • Other Topics


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