Isolation is a problem for many seniors, but a new program at the YWCA Hamilton is looking to connect volunteers with seniors to help them get involved.
HSIIP invites you to come learn about our first year of progress in reducing isolation among seniors in Hamilton at the Seniors Kickoff Fair on May 29, 2017
The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal recently published an article on social isolation in seniors. Both loneliness and social isolation are considered health risks but they are not the same issue and therefore may require different solutions.
Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation grants $50,000 to support the Hamilton Seniors Isolation Impact Plan!
HSIIP partners are pleased to announce that the Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation has provided a generous grant that contributes to addressing seniors’ isolation in Hamilton.
Rachel Weldrick, a research assistant at the Gilbrea Centre for the Studies in Aging and PhD student at McMaster University, presented a poster on HSIIP at the Canadian Association on Gerontology 2016 conference.
Launched in October 2015, the objective of the RISE campaign is to help Canadians of all ages, cultures and regions become aware of the impact of loneliness and social isolation on their older family members, friends and neighbours – and to take action.
The Gilbrea Centre’s participation in the the Hamilton Seniors Isolation Impact Plan was featured on June 13, 2016 in the McMaster Daily News.
The Hamilton Seniors Isolation Impact Plan was featured in the Hamilton Spectator on June 12, 2016. The article discusses the seven organizations in Hamilton that are working together to help tackle social isolation among seniors.
The Gilbrea Centre is proud to be part of a three-year project which focuses on reducing the rate of seniors’ social isolation in Hamilton and building our community’s capacity to identfy, reach and connect isolated seniors and prevent isolation in the future.