Would you know what to do if you thought an older adults was experiencing social isolation?
Everyone has a part to play in supporting their community and an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life, especially if that person has been struggling with social isolation.
From adult recreation centres, faith communities, senior association, emergcney services, to hairdressers, bank tellers, and grocery store clerks, we all have a role to play in supporting our community and making a difference in someone’s life.
We recently published two community conversation guides to help anyone who interacts with or knows an older adult who may be experiencing social isolation.
- Supporting Your Neighbours: A community conversation guide
- Supporting Your Neighbours: A community conversation guide – Woolwich Township
In the conversation guides, you will find information about:
- social isolation and its impacts,
- what to look out for in your neighbours,
- how to start a conversation with someone who may be experiencing social isolation,
- barriers to particiaption and ways to support,
- a worksheet to record community resources.
We welcome you to our network of neighbours supporting neighbours.
The project was funded the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP).