Isolation 2 Inclusion case competition

Isolation 2 Inclusion is a two-day case competition event that brings Waterloo Region-based community services organizations and post-secondary students together to address challenges impacting older adults, people living with dementia, and care partners from racialized and minority groups. Many older adults, people living with dementia, and care parnters – particularly those from racialized and minority …

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Call for Proposals

Overview Supporting Inclusion through Intergenerational Partnerships (SIIP) is inviting organizations serving racialized, minority, and ethnocultural groups in Waterloo Region to submit proposals to fund: intergenerational projects that support social inclusion for older adults living with dementia and their care partners, while creating experiential learning opportunities for youth. A maximum of $43,000 of funding is available to one …

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6 Tips to Create a Successful Intergenerational Program

Did you know… social isolation has a significant impact on the well-being and physical and mental health of older adults and those providing them with care. Social isolation is often defined as the objective lack of, or limited, social contact with others. The good news is that evidence shows that bringing generations together can be …

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Now available online: SIIP Annual Newsletter

Kicking off in 2020, the Supporting Inclusion through Intergenerational Partnerships (SIIP) project brings generations together to address social isolation of older adults living with dementia and their care partners. The project is led by the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA). Learn how SIIP is providing opportunities for older adults and youth to interact in …

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Funding available for technology initiatives

The Supporting Inclusion through Intergenerational Partnerships (SIIP) project is inviting community stakeholders in Waterloo Region to submit proposals for initiatives that facilitate older adults’ participation in virtual programs. SIIP is looking to award $90,000 to an initiative that will: Support the social inclusion of older adults by increasing access to technology (devices or infrastructure); or …

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RIA announces $1.3M in funding for community programs supporting intergenerational partnerships

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) is pleased to announce over $1.3 Million has been awarded to community projects in Waterloo Region supporting older adults living with dementia. Supporting Inclusion through Intergenerational Partnership (SIIP) is a five-year project at the RIA designed to address social isolation in older adults living with dementia and their …

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