An article published in the Hamilton Spectator on December 13, 2018, discusses the Hamilton Seniors Isolated Impact Plan program and how it has helped 1,283 isolated seniors since it’s start in May 2016.
Please join the us on June 5, 2018 for a half-day program on connecting seniors: Taralyn Prindiville (Hamilton Council on Aging) will share successes and lessons of the Hamilton Seniors Isolation Impact Plan Amanda Grenier (Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging) will discuss finding of research exploring seniors’ isolation in Greater Hamilton Pat Spadafora (Kaleidoscope…
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”.
“Reducing Senior’s Social Isolation: Insights from Focus Groups with Community Stakeholders” preliminary research findings were presented at the Canadian Association on Gerontology Conference (CAG)
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.