Photo: Laura Clementson/CBC
The Hamilton Seniors Isolation Impact Plan (HSIIP) project was profiled in an CBC article by Laura Clementson entitled “New study looks at how to reach lonely seniors in downtown Hamilton”. In the article, Taralyn Prindiville of the Hamilton Council of Aging, and project manager of HSIIP, discusses connecting seniors to programs and services through community, hospital, and peer connectors. The HSIIP is a three-year initiative involving seven collaborating organizations with a goal of reaching 20 per cent of isolated seniors city-wide.
“The social piece actually usually ends up coming last. It’s like the cherry on top.” – Taralyn Prindiville
Risk factors for social isolation, data on the aging population in Canada and information on other Hamilton based social isolation research studies are also discussed in the article.
To read the full article, visit: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/hamilton-senior-isolation-1.4464883