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Resources on CORE include checklists, toolkits, reports, studies, videos, and other materials on topics relevant to those working or volunteering in support of healthy aging and older adults independent living.

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Seniors’ Housing Report British Columbia

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation [CMHC] have released their 2019 reports on Seniors' Housing, including a report on British Columbia. The report includes data on vacancy rates and rents in British Columbia. 


Our mission is to foster effective communication, create community and facilitate care for LGBT persons at the end-of-life. We aim to raise awareness of the unique challenges that this population faces as they age and approach end-of-life. Our goal is to go beyond education and provide LGBT perso

Poverty and inequality among British Columbia’s seniors (2017)

Iglika Ivanova with Shannon Daub, Marcy Cohen and Julie Jenkins

POVERTY AND ECONOMIC INSECURITY present a unique hardship for seniors, particularly when combined with the many overlapping challenges of aging—chronic disease, loss of mobility, declining health and loss of spousal and community support. And given that BC’s population is aging, any gaps in our

Dementia in the Workplace Curriculum for Newcomers

Building Trust

Our research indicates that that younger family members are often responsible for health resource location and system navigation for their parents; however, newcomers do not have the knowledge of dementia or familiarity with Canadian systems to identify dementia supports effectively.  The Building

Punjabi-Adapted Dementia Friends Presentation

Building Trust

PICS staff collaborated with the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia (ASBC) and the research team to adapt the slides used for ASBC’s Dementia Friends workshop, to reflect South Asian realities. The presentation aims to dispel myths about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and create a mo

PEARLS Community-Based Depression Treatment Implementation Toolkit (Revised 2018)

University of Washington Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC)

The PEARLS Program is a community-based treatment program using methods of problem solving treatment, social and physical activation, and increased pleasant events to reduce depression in physically impaired and socially isolated people. PEARLS is an empowering, skill-building approach. When you lea

Korean Navigating to Care Video

Building Trust

An important research finding among older Koreans in our project was the high level of dissatisfaction they expressed about their visits to family doctors in Canada, even when the doctor spoke Korean. To address this issue, particularly concerning dementia, Korean-speaking MOSAIC staff suggested we

Korean Dementia Infocard

Building Trust

MOSAIC staff identified an Alzheimer Society of BC (ASBC) resource that would be valuable to their Korean clients: a pamphlet on ‘Five Things to Share about Dementia’ and ‘Communication Strategies.’ However, this pamphlet was only available in English. MOSAIC team members facilitated transla

Debt and assets among senior Canadian families

Sharanjit Uppal

This Statistics Canada article uses data from the Survey of Financial Security to examine debt, assets and net worth among senior Canadian families over 1999-2016.


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