Resources on CORE include checklists, toolkits, reports, studies, videos, and other materials on topics relevant to those working or volunteering in support of healthy aging and older adults independent living.
Recorded Webinar: Dementia Risk Reduction: A How-to Guide
Drs. Anthony Levinson and Richard Sztramko discuss dementia and how you can decrease your personal risk of developing it by addressing various modifiable risk factors.
Social isolation and loneliness among immigrant and refugee seniors
Every year, thousands of people leave their country to start a new life in Canada, whether for social, economic, and humanitarian reasons, or to be closer to family members. Many of them are seniors. A recent study by Statistics Canada revealed that:• Among men, European and non-European immigrant
Community Conversations Project
SFU Aging in the Right Place
Click HERE to learn moreCommunity Conversations ProjectThe Community Conversations project is a sub-project of the Aging in the Right Place (AIRP) Partnership. In response to the AIRP project’s Lived Expertise Advisors’ interests and experiences, the Community Conversations project was started
[Resource] Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation
The US Surgeon General Advisory
Loneliness is far more than just a bad feeling—it harms both individual and societal health. It is associated with a greater risk of cardiovascular disease, dementia, stroke, depression, anxiety, and premature death. The mortality impact of being socially disconnected is similar to that caused by
[Resource] Neighbourhood Toolkit - Ideas, strategies and resources to strengthen seniors’ social connection in neighbourhoods
Government of Canada
This toolkit brings together ideas, strategies and resources to strengthen social connections among seniors and others in their neighbourhoods. It will be useful to local community interest groups including neighbourhood associations, seniors’ organizations, community services, faith-based groups,
How can socializing benefit my health?
Click HERE to listen to an episode of The Dose, a CBC podcast, where Dr. Kate Mulligan discusses the importance of social connections, how social prescribing works in Canada, and some indicators that someone would benefit from a social prescription.
Links2Wellbeing social prescribing project
Links2Wellbeing and Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario
Attached is an article that discusses the transformative journey of John, a 62-year-old retiree from Oakville, Ontario, who transitioned from being a client to a volunteer through the Links2Wellbeing social prescribing project. After facing challenging situations, including traumatic work he did rel
Social Prescribing with Dr. Grace Park
Health Quality BC
Click HERE to watch a webinar about social prescribing's application for people living with type 2 diabetes.Social prescribing involves referring or linking patients to a wide range of non-clinical services that may address unmet needs that are affecting their health or wellness. Join us at this web
Older adults and social prescribing experience, outcomes, and processes: a meta-aggregation systematic review
Grover S., Sandhu P., Nijjar G. et al.
Attached is a systematic review of older adults' and providers' experiences with social prescribing, aiming to guide future research, practice, and policy. The synthesis emphasizes the need for person-centered approaches, the importance of relationships between link workers and older adults, and the