Hamilton Aging Together (founded in 2013) is an aging in community group of community-minded individuals, mostly between our mid50s and our mid80s, residing in the Hamilton area. We are committed to learn and inform others about housing alternatives and other mutual support strategies for maturing adults and seniors.
One of the main goals of the Hamilton Seniors Isolation Impact Plan (HSIIP) is connecting our city’s seniors with the health and community services they need, easily and quickly. Caredove is an interactive, one-stop web-based resource centre and easy referral system that links seniors and their advocates to community support services.
Social isolation among seniors and older people, both in Canada and in other countries with aging populations, has been recognized as a concern for several decades. But in spite of volumes of research across disciplines such as social work, medicine, psychology, and policy, there is still strikingly little consensus about how to best address social isolation among one of our most vulnerable populations.