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Tip Sheet - Staying Socially Connected (Gujarati), Sheridan Centre for Elder Research 2019 Sheridan College

Tip Sheet - Staying Socially Connected (Gujarati), Sheridan Centre For Elder Research

Tip Sheet

This handout for older adults includes a list of research-informed tips that an older adult can use to engage socially in a variety of ways.

This document is available in the following languages: English, Arabic, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu

This resource is included in the Social Isolation and Loneliness Toolkit, created by the Centre for Elder Research in Oakville ON, Canada. The Toolkit is part of a research project titled “Building Connected Communities: improving Community Supports to Reduce Loneliness and Social Isolation in Immigrants 65+”. The research focused on exploring strategies ...


Tip Sheet - Staying Socially Connected (Italian), Sheridan Centre for Elder Research 2019 Sheridan College

Tip Sheet - Staying Socially Connected (Italian), Sheridan Centre For Elder Research

Tip Sheet

This handout for older adults includes a list of research-informed tips that an older adult can use to engage socially in a variety of ways.

This document is available in the following languages: English, Arabic, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu

This resource is included in the Social Isolation and Loneliness Toolkit, created by the Centre for Elder Research in Oakville ON, Canada. The Toolkit is part of a research project titled “Building Connected Communities: improving Community Supports to Reduce Loneliness and Social Isolation in Immigrants 65+”. The research focused on exploring strategies ...


What Are The Risk Factors Of Social Isolation And Loneliness, Sheridan Centre for Elder Research 2019 Sheridan College

What Are The Risk Factors Of Social Isolation And Loneliness, Sheridan Centre For Elder Research

What are the Risk Factors of Social Isolation and Loneliness

This educational PowerPoint presentation is intended to be used as a training resource and can be reviewed individually or as part of a group training session. It will allow you and your staff to review the risk factors that contribute to social isolation and loneliness, and learn about why/how immigration can be a risk factor for social isolation/loneliness. This training module will also encourage you to consider and discuss which risk factors might affect the older adults you work with and consider solutions.

This resource is included in the Social Isolation and Loneliness Toolkit, created by the Centre ...


The Role Of Faith Communities In Improving Supports To Reduce Loneliness And Social Isolation In Immigrants 65+, Reshma Banu, Sirena Liladrie, Behije Noka 2019 Sheridan Centre for Elder Research

The Role Of Faith Communities In Improving Supports To Reduce Loneliness And Social Isolation In Immigrants 65+, Reshma Banu, Sirena Liladrie, Behije Noka

The Role of Faith Communities in Improving Supports to Reduce Loneliness and Social Isolation in Immigrants 65+

This report titled “The Role of Faith Communities in Improving Supports to Reduce Loneliness and Social Isolation in Immigrants 65+” connects survey findings with the importance of offering programs and services through faith groups and makes recommendations for creative collaborations with them in strengthening the community’s response to unmet needs of older immigrants.

Author Bios: Reshma Banu is a graduate from the Social Service Worker Program – Immigration and Settlement Stream at Sheridan College. Sirena Liladrie is a professor in the Social Service Worker Program at Sheridan College and Principle Investigator of the project. Behije Noka is a graduate of ...


Tip Sheet - Staying Socially Connected (Simplified Chinese), Sheridan Centre for Elder Research 2019 Sheridan College

Tip Sheet - Staying Socially Connected (Simplified Chinese), Sheridan Centre For Elder Research

Tip Sheet

This handout for older adults includes a list of research-informed tips that an older adult can use to engage socially in a variety of ways.

This document is available in the following languages: English, Arabic, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu

This resource is included in the Social Isolation and Loneliness Toolkit, created by the Centre for Elder Research in Oakville ON, Canada. The Toolkit is part of a research project titled “Building Connected Communities: improving Community Supports to Reduce Loneliness and Social Isolation in Immigrants 65+”. The research focused on exploring strategies ...


Tip Sheet – Staying Socially Connected, Sheridan Centre for Elder Research 2019 Sheridan College

Tip Sheet – Staying Socially Connected, Sheridan Centre For Elder Research

Tip Sheet

This handout for older adults includes a list of research-informed tips that an older adult can use to engage socially in a variety of ways.

This document is available in the following languages: English, Arabic, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu

This resource is included in the Social Isolation and Loneliness Toolkit, created by the Centre for Elder Research in Oakville ON, Canada. The Toolkit is part of a research project titled “Building Connected Communities: improving Community Supports to Reduce Loneliness and Social Isolation in Immigrants 65+”. The research focused on exploring strategies ...


Tip Sheet - Staying Socially Connected (Hindi), Sheridan Centre for Elder Research 2019 Sheridan College

Tip Sheet - Staying Socially Connected (Hindi), Sheridan Centre For Elder Research

Tip Sheet

This handout for older adults includes a list of research-informed tips that an older adult can use to engage socially in a variety of ways.

This document is available in the following languages: English, Arabic, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu

This resource is included in the Social Isolation and Loneliness Toolkit, created by the Centre for Elder Research in Oakville ON, Canada. The Toolkit is part of a research project titled “Building Connected Communities: improving Community Supports to Reduce Loneliness and Social Isolation in Immigrants 65+”. The research focused on exploring strategies ...


Tip Sheet - Staying Socially Connected (Arabic), Sheridan Centre for Elder Research 2019 Sheridan College

Tip Sheet - Staying Socially Connected (Arabic), Sheridan Centre For Elder Research

Tip Sheet

This handout for older adults includes a list of research-informed tips that an older adult can use to engage socially in a variety of ways.

This document is available in the following languages: English, Arabic, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu

This resource is included in the Social Isolation and Loneliness Toolkit, created by the Centre for Elder Research in Oakville ON, Canada. The Toolkit is part of a research project titled “Building Connected Communities: improving Community Supports to Reduce Loneliness and Social Isolation in Immigrants 65+”. The research focused on exploring strategies ...


Coping With Loneliness - A Resource For Older Adults (Spanish), Sheridan Centre for Elder Research 2019 Sheridan College

Coping With Loneliness - A Resource For Older Adults (Spanish), Sheridan Centre For Elder Research

Coping with Loneliness – A Resource for Older Adults

Coping with Loneliness – A Resource for Older Adults is a reflection tool that includes prompts and activities to help a lonely older adult consider their feelings and come up with potential solutions by taking stock of their feelings, strengths and supports. This resource can be completed by an older adult individually, with the assistance of others, or in a group setting.

This document is available in the following languages: English, Arabic, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu

This resource is included in the Social Isolation and Loneliness Toolkit, created by the Centre for ...


Coping With Loneliness - A Resource For Older Adults (Simplified Chinese), Sheridan Centre for Elder Research 2019 Sheridan College

Coping With Loneliness - A Resource For Older Adults (Simplified Chinese), Sheridan Centre For Elder Research

Coping with Loneliness – A Resource for Older Adults

Coping with Loneliness – A Resource for Older Adults is a reflection tool that includes prompts and activities to help a lonely older adult consider their feelings and come up with potential solutions by taking stock of their feelings, strengths and supports. This resource can be completed by an older adult individually, with the assistance of others, or in a group setting.

This document is available in the following languages: English, Arabic, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu

This resource is included in the Social Isolation and Loneliness Toolkit, created by the Centre for ...


Social Isolation Detection Checklist, Sheridan Centre for Elder Research 2019 Sheridan College

Social Isolation Detection Checklist, Sheridan Centre For Elder Research

Social Isolation Detection Checklist

The Social Isolation Detection Checklist is a preliminary screening tool that can help you determine if an older adult might be at risk of social isolation. This tool can be completed one on one with an older adult. Alternatively, if you have been working with an older adult for an extended period of time and are familiar with their case history you can use your insider knowledge, intake records and case notes to complete this tool and determine risk. A list of recommendations (referrals) that correspond directly with the various categories in the Detection Tool is also included.

This resource ...


Tip Sheet - Staying Socially Connected (Tagalog), Sheridan Centre for Elder Research 2019 Sheridan College

Tip Sheet - Staying Socially Connected (Tagalog), Sheridan Centre For Elder Research

Tip Sheet

This handout for older adults includes a list of research-informed tips that an older adult can use to engage socially in a variety of ways.

This document is available in the following languages: English, Arabic, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu

This resource is included in the Social Isolation and Loneliness Toolkit, created by the Centre for Elder Research in Oakville ON, Canada. The Toolkit is part of a research project titled “Building Connected Communities: improving Community Supports to Reduce Loneliness and Social Isolation in Immigrants 65+”. The research focused on exploring strategies ...


Intervention Best Practices, Sheridan Centre for Elder Research 2019 Sheridan College

Intervention Best Practices, Sheridan Centre For Elder Research

Intervention Best Practices

The Intervention Best Practices resource summarizes some of the best practices being used in programs and initiatives designed to address social isolation and/or loneliness. The various case studies included display innovative thinking and ideas from around the world. This resource can be used to inform program planning and implementation.

This resource is included in the Social Isolation and Loneliness Toolkit, created by the Centre for Elder Research in Oakville ON, Canada. The Toolkit is part of a research project titled “Building Connected Communities: improving Community Supports to Reduce Loneliness and Social Isolation in Immigrants 65+”. The research focused on ...


Coping With Loneliness - A Resource For Older Adults (Gujarati), Sheridan Centre for Elder Research 2019 Sheridan College

Coping With Loneliness - A Resource For Older Adults (Gujarati), Sheridan Centre For Elder Research

Coping with Loneliness – A Resource for Older Adults

Coping with Loneliness – A Resource for Older Adults is a reflection tool that includes prompts and activities to help a lonely older adult consider their feelings and come up with potential solutions by taking stock of their feelings, strengths and supports. This resource can be completed by an older adult individually, with the assistance of others, or in a group setting.

This document is available in the following languages: English, Arabic, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu

This resource is included in the Social Isolation and Loneliness Toolkit, created by the Centre for ...


User Guide, Sheridan Centre for Elder Research 2019 Sheridan College

User Guide, Sheridan Centre For Elder Research

User Guide

The User Guide is the official manual for the Social Isolation and Loneliness Toolkit. It provides an overview of the “Building Connected Communities” research project and the Social Isolation and Loneliness Toolkit. Refer to this guide to learn more about the project’s background, the research team and community partners,

The User Guide also provides readers with a greater understanding of the contents included in the Social Isolation and Loneliness Toolkit. It contains helpful information regarding each of the resources included, as well as practical suggestions and examples of when and how you may benefit from using the Toolkit.

This ...


Agnes: A Case Study Of Aging And Independence, Stephanie Swanson 2019 Iowa State University

Agnes: A Case Study Of Aging And Independence, Stephanie Swanson

Creative Components

No abstract provided.


Mortgage Loans And Financial Security Among Middle-Aged And Older Americans, Qun Zhang 2019 University of Kentucky

Mortgage Loans And Financial Security Among Middle-Aged And Older Americans, Qun Zhang

Theses and Dissertations--Family Sciences

Mortgage loan debt is prevalent among middle-aged and older Americans. With higher average outstanding balances, many people are unlikely to pay off their mortgage debt by retirement. Meanwhile, as people age, health shocks are more likely to occur. Medical expenses may compete with mortgage payments and relate to financial insecurity in later years. In order to alleviate financial strain during times of financial hardship, senior homeowners may find reverse mortgage the solution they are looking for. Targeting American adults age 50 and older, this dissertation investigates mortgage loan debt and financial security using panel data from the Health and Retirement ...


The Effects Of Elderspeak On The Mood Of Older Adults With Dementia: A Preliminary Report, Kenia Torres-Soto 2019 Minnesota State University, Mankato

The Effects Of Elderspeak On The Mood Of Older Adults With Dementia: A Preliminary Report, Kenia Torres-Soto

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

Barriers to effective and harmonious communication between caregivers and those affected with dementia are common and inevitable. An example of a common barrier is aphasia, which is a prevalent communication deficit associated with dementia. The social environment may further hinder harmonious communication through the use of well-intended, but ineffective speech patterns. Elderspeak (ES), which is infantilizing speech directed at older adults, is one such speech pattern that is commonly used in long-term care facilities (LTC) and is related to negative outcomes for older adults receiving it. Older adults with mild to moderate cognitive impairment who were residents at a LTC ...


Modernizing Life Plan Communities For Older Adults, Hannah Aljets 2019 Iowa State University

Modernizing Life Plan Communities For Older Adults, Hannah Aljets

Creative Components

This case study examines a life plan community to observe behaviors, draw conclusions, and develop recommendations. The case study includes four Gerontology content areas. This includes successful aging (Geron 530), environments (Geron 563), nutrition (Geron 540), and social support and family interactions (Geron 577). Each content area section contains a brief literature review, assessment, findings from the assessment, and recommendations. However, the recommendations will not be provided directly to the facility. Interviews were used to obtain adequate information required for recommendations based on conducting in-depth interviews with staff, specific to departmental areas. Professional assessments and observations were also utilized. During ...


Certified Nursing Assistant Turnover & Impacts On Rural Skilled Nursing Facilities A Qualitative Study & Recommendations For Practitioners, Marisa E. Hansen 2019 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Certified Nursing Assistant Turnover & Impacts On Rural Skilled Nursing Facilities A Qualitative Study & Recommendations For Practitioners, Marisa E. Hansen

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

The cumulative growth in the aging population in the U.S. calls for a high demand for long-term care (LTC) facilities. Furthermore, the LTC (e.g., nursing homes and assisted living facilities, etc.) consumers have become widely diverse (i.e., not just limited to older groups but now included children and adults with disabilities); demand for wide range of needs and support services. In coping with this changing environment, the LTCs, especially operating in rural settings, are faced with multifaceted challenges related to direct care staffing and turnover. In response to this outlook, the present study explores a research question ...


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