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RECORDING - On Aging: Canadian Conversations - On Dementia-Friendly Communities with Heather Cowie

Healthy Aging CORE Canada and HelpAge Canada

Heather Cowie is the Manager, Community Engagement at the Alzheimer Society of B.C. and the National Project Manager for Dementia-Friendly Canada. The Dementia-Friendly Canada project is a partnership between Alzheimer Societies across the country intended to grow dementia-friendly communities by cr

The Value of Volunteering in Canada

The Conference Board of Canada

At a Glance:Even if volunteers are unpaid, their contribution adds to economic activity through the value of services provided.We estimate that volunteers added over two billion hours to Canada’s work effort in 2017.This volunteer contribution is valued at $55.9 billion in 2017—equivalent to 2.6

Report of the National Seniors Council on Volunteering Among Seniors and Positive and Active Aging

The National Seniors Council

The objective of this report is to share the key concerns and issues that arose from the roundtables on positive and active aging and volunteering among seniors. Another objective is to provide suggestions for action to the Government of Canada to address these matters.The report is divided into two

The Relation of Volunteering and Subsequent Changes in Physical Disability in Older Adults

The Journals of Gerontology

ObjectivesTo describe the association between initiating volunteering and changes in physical disability in older adults, and whether intensity and gender modify this relationship.MethodsEmploying propensity score weighted regression adjustment, we calculate changes in disability using a sample of U

Intergenerational Programming Toolkit

Age Friendly Edmonton, City of Edmonton

Introduction The City of Edmonton is committed to building an inclusive city for all ages. This toolkit, and accompanying resource guide, was designed to assist organizations in the planning and implementation of intergenerational programs. Intergenerational programming provides opportunities for ge

Sharing Our Space: A Toolkit for Developing and Enhancing Intergenerational Shared Sites

Generations United

Intergenerational shared sites are intentionally designed places that provide service and programs to multiple generations concurrently and foster meaningful cross-age relationships. Shared sites have built-in opportunities for cost-efficiencies in terms of space, personnel, rent, and other programm

Curricula and Activities for Intergenerational Programs

Penn State University

Penn State University offers extensive resources on intergenerational programming.The website includes a collection of "how to" activities and guides to help intergenerational practitioners with ideas to conduct programs and events.You can also visit the main webpage, which includes information on a

Older Adults Needed for Research on Chronic Pain

Aging, Residents, and Caregivers (ARC) Research Unit, University of Regina

We are looking for Canadians living with chronic pain who are at least 65 years of age to take part in a study examining the role of adversity and resilience in the experience of pain.As a participant in this study, you would be asked to complete a series of anonymous self-report questionnaires.Your

RECORDING: Food Security - More Than Simply Access to Food

CORE Food Security Group

You can access the recording HERE.On April 11, 2023, the CORE Food Security Group, in collaboration with Alberta Health Services, hosted a conversation around food insecurity with three speakers who shared how addressing food insecurity is about more than simply food.Participants learned about: the


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