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A Year in Review April 1, 2019 – March 31,2020

United Way of the Lower Mainland

The 2019-20 Healthy Aging Year in Review highlights some of the key initiatives and vital work that has occurred, including the introduction of Integrated Community-Based Programs for Older Adults with Higher Needs, the second annual Provincial Summit on Aging, the expansion of the Healthy Aging COR

Summary Report: BC Rural and First Nations Health and Wellness Summit

Rural Coordination Centre for BC

On June 29 and 30, 2020, health care partners and peers gathered for a virtual health and wellness Summit to build relationships and co-develop shared priorities for the future of health care re-design and transformation in BC. The purpose of the BC Rural and First Nations Health and Wellness Summi

Academic paper: When I'm 64 (USA)

National Research Council (US) Committee on Aging Frontiers in Social Psychology

By 2030 there will be about 70 million people in the United States who are older than 64. Approximately 26 percent of these will be racial and ethnic minorities. Overall, the older population will be more diverse and better educated than their earlier cohorts. The range of late-life outcomes is very

Academic paper: The Effect of Age-Stigma Concealment on Social Evaluations

Journal of Basic and Applied Social Psychology

Many older adults try to avoid age discrimination by hiding visible signs of aging. But using cosmetic procedures to conceal one’s age also incurs negative evaluations. This paradox prompted us to ask whether people can detect age concealment and, if so, whether they would either negatively evalua

Academic paper: Peer Education as a Strategy for Reducing Internalized Stigma AmongDepressed Older Adults

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal

This article examines the mechanisms through which peer educator (PE) intervention targets and reduces internalized stigma. There is substantial evidence that internalized stigma negatively impacts the lives of those suffering with mental health concerns, and has been identified as 1 of the most sig

Article: 5 Aging myths debunked

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal, McMaster University

Canadians are living longer than ever before, and poor health is not an inevitable part of the aging process. Using high-quality research evidence, the authors debunk popular aging misconceptions and change the way we think about growing older. The debunked myths are: 1. All older adults lose thei

Eliminating Stigma: A Focus on Seniors' Mental Health

Mental Health Commission of Canada

This brief report, from the Mental Health Commission of Canada, includes a number of key learnings for increasing capacity to reduce stigma in older adults and their families and methods to address it. See attached link for the full document. 

Toolkit: PHRASES' Resources and Expertise to Impact Public Health

PHRASES (Public Health Reaching Across Sectors)

PHRASES provides public health practitioners with tools to build communication skills and strategies. In this toolkit (i.e., set of tools), they provide evidence-based framing and messaging tools and strategies to help public health professionals communicate across sectors. This includes strategic m

Toolkit: Framing the Foundation of Community Health

Frameworks Institute

This is a communications toolkit for public health professionals and advocates who want to engage in productive conversations about the value of, and critical need for, cross-sector collaboration. Topics such as why communicating about public health is tricky and where common public health messages


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