We will be profiling the latest Hamilton Seniors Isolation Impact Plan news and research on social isolation. Check back often!
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.Details
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.Details
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.Details
The Seniors Research Advisory Committee had its first meeting November 24, 2016 to help guide the Gilbrea team on research aimed at understanding, addressing, and reducing social isolation among seniors in the Greater Hamilton area.Details
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.Details
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.Details