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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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Looking Forward to the Future: Supporting Individuals with Developmental Disabilities as they Age (2017)

Community Living BC (CLBC)

This is a book of stories about how people have come together to create positive outcomes for individuals with developmental disabilities as they age. This resource is aimed at inspiring other people to use similar strategies to create their own stories of successful practice.

Aging with a Developmental Disability

Community Living BC

This is a planning guide for families, personal support networks, and other supporters of adults with developmental disabilities who are getting older. (October, 2017) This is a joint project from Community Living BC, BC Ministry of Health, BC Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction 

WEBINAR: Social Isolation and Aging - An Introduction to Risk Factors and Responses

Healthy Aging by United Way

Social connectedness is an important determinant of health, and includes such things as frequency of contact with others, satisfaction with personal relationships, social support, and engagement in the community. Evidence shows that social connectedness and a sense of belonging is vital to health an

Study: Evolving Internet Use AmongCanadian Seniors (July 2019)

Jordan Davidson andChristoph Schimmele

Among Canadians aged 15 to 64,Internet access reached near-saturation levels in 2016, but its diffusion into the senior population was far less extensive. This study uses four cycles of the General Social Survey (2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016) to describe changes in Canadian seniors’ rates of Internet

Social Connectedness Action Guide

BC Healthy Communities

How can local governments support social connectedness in their communities? People choose to connect in different ways, so offering different opportunities and approaches for social connection is important in creating a welcoming and inclusive community for all. Our Social Connectedness Action Gu

AGING AND DYING IN PRISON An Investigation into the Experiences of Older Individuals in Federal Custody (2019)

The Correctional Investigator Canada and Canadian Human Rights Commission

Prisons were never intended to be nursing homes, hospices, or long-term care facilities. Yet increasingly in Canada, they are being required to fulfill those functions. The proportion of older individuals in federal custody (those 50 years of age and older) is growing. They now account for 25% of th

Healthy Housing Action Guide

BC Healthy Communities

This guide supports local governments across British Columbia as they create healthy and thriving places for all people. What you’ll find in this Action Guide: Information about healthy housing and co-benefits Actions and examples from BC communities Funding opportunities and strategies A

BETTER AT HOME First Nations Programs Evaluation 2017/18

United Way of the Lower Mainland

The Better at Home First Nations programs provides non-medical supports to Elders through a basket of services that include: grocery shopping, transportation, housekeeping, home repair, friendly visiting, snow shoveling, and yard work. These services are intended to keep Elders socially connected an

Resilient Streets Toolkit: The How-to Guide for Building Community

BC Healthy Communities and resilientneighbourhoods.ca

This toolkit is designed to help you and your neighbours start making your street, building or block more resilient through fun, hands-on projects. We focus on activities that can be done by small groups of people with few resources, because finding creative ways to do lots with little is a big part


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