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CANADA | May 23, 2024

Call for Lived Experiences: WHO Commission on Social Connection (Deadline: May 31, 2024)

The WHO Commission on Social Connection is looking for individuals who have experienced social isolation and loneliness to share their stories, insights, and advice.Commissioners are committed to lived experience being central to the process and products of the Commission. Your personal perspective

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Simulation for LTC shows how to handle COVID issues

Currently, there are no cases of COVID-19 in any Island Health owned and operated or affiliated long-term care (LTC) homes – and staff are determined to keep it that way. One of the strategies for h

West Vancouver students providing arts and crafts kits to local seniors

An organization started by West Vancouver students that pairs teens and older adults together through the boundless joy of art has found a new way to connect in the era of COVID-19. Photo: West Vanc

Nursing home residents expertly recreate famous album covers amid coronavirus lockdown (U.K.)

Residents at Sydmar Lodge in Edgware (U.K.) have been locked down for 120 days now in an effort to keep them safe during the pandemic. To help curb boredom and keep their spirits high, the facility

How BC’s Local Governments are keeping their communities active during COVID-19

With the mass closures of recreation and parks facilities and programs as a result of COVID-19 physical distancing requirements, local governments and their recreation and parks departments have turne

Aging well: communities benefit from older adults

This article from Interior Health's news page describes the benefits of volunteering for older adults and how communities benefit from support of older adults - about one quarter of all volunteers i

Seniors giving back free $300 from feds to worthwhile causes

On July 6, the federal government started sending out $300, tax-free, to 6.7 million seniors who receive Old Age Security (OAS) to help cover the added financial burden caused by COVID-19. Some senio

New UBC study reveals older adults coped with pandemic best

Adults aged 60 and up have fared better emotionally compared to younger adults (18–39) and middle-aged adults (40–59) amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new UBC research published recently i

How 2 McMaster grads use pen pals to help seniors battle COVID blues in nursing homes

Aliza Prodaniuk and Charmaine Holland are initiative coordinators trying to ease the feelings of isolation seniors are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. They do this by running a pen pal service th

New charity aims to raise $1 million for vulnerable seniors during COVID-19 pandemic

A group of local philanthropists with a goal of raising $1 million to help seniors isolating on their own and living in long-term care homes during the pandemic have reached three-quarters of their go

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