Toolkit: Engaging Men in Older Adult Centres

Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario (OACAO)
Description / Summary

Research has shown that older men are less likely to socialize regularly, face a higher risk of mortality related to social isolation than women and men 65+ have one of the highest suicide rates. Many men see work as being central in shaping and sustaining their identity, so retirement can be a tough change which does not come easy. This toolkit looks to bring ideas to your community to engage more men.

This toolkit includes:

  • Survey results and barrier to participation
  • Examples of successful Men’s programming
  • Introduction to Men’s Sheds
  • Marketing Ideas
  • Fundraising Ideas
  • Brainstorming Feedback from OACAO members
  • Men’s Sheds Resource List

See the attached website link for the full toolkit.