Seniors Social Isolation: Risks, Impact and Strategies
Social isolation is a growing problem affecting older Canadians with serious implications for seniors, their families and the businesses and organizations they support/use. At an individual level measures can be taken to mitigate risk factors and to enhance protective factors. However, many factors that contribute to social isolation cannot be addressed by individuals or single organizations alone and require a broad multi sectoral collaborative community response. In this presentation examples of socially innovative initiatives to increase seniors’ social inclusion will be highlighted.
The presentation will be followed by a question/answer period.