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Social connections play an important role in healthy aging. Loneliness and social isolation can have a significant impact on the physical and mental health of older adults. Critical life transitions such as retirement, death of a spouse and losing a driver’s license are common risk factors for a decline in the social well-being of older adults.

Social isolation: what is it and why is it important to your health?
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  • Evidence Summary

    Interventions for preventing abuse in the elderly

    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2016)
  • Evidence Summary

    Efficacy and experiences of telephone counselling for informal carers of people with dementia

    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2014)
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    Improving housing to improve health - warmth and space are key

    Evidently Cochrane
    Poor housing is associated with poor health. Research shows cold, damp and overcrowded homes can have a negative impact on your respiratory health.
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    Sorry, what did you say? Living with dysarthria (unclear speech) after stroke

    Evidently Cochrane
    After suffering a stroke, your speech may be unclear depending on which part of your brain was damaged. Better quality research is needed to learn more about how this condition affects people who are recovering from a stroke. This resource includes a personal story from Annette.
  • Evidence Summary

    Support groups may improve depression, quality of life and self-esteem for people with dementia

    International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (2015)
  • Evidence Summary

    Screening women for intimate partner violence in healthcare settings

    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2015)
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    Social isolation: How to help patients be less lonely

    Patient.co.uk
    Reach out to others if you feel lonely or socially isolated. Become more active in your community. If you are a general practitioner or a community nurse, look for key signs of loneliness and help your patients find appropriate help.
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    Social isolation of seniors - Volume 1: Understanding the issue and finding solutions

    Health Canada
    This resource describes how seniors can become socially isolated due to life circumstances such as sickness, disability, low income or loss of loved ones. Consider various solutions such as offering food coupons, transport subsidy and increasing community activities.
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    Social support: Tap this tool to beat stress

    Mayo Clinic
    A social support network can include friends, family and peers. Social support networks can help you through the stress of tough times. To improve your social support network, you can volunteer, take a class, or join a group.
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    Complicated grief

    Mayo Clinic
    Complicated grief affects your ability to return to normal activities after the death of a loved one. Signs include lack of focus, intense longing for your loved one, and deep sadness or depression. See a doctor if you experience these symptoms for a prolonged period. If you feel suicidal, call 9-1-1 or a suicide hotline.
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    Sexual health and aging: Keep the passion alive

    Mayo Clinic
    Sexual feelings don't disappear as you age. Illness, medications and health conditions can affect your sexual life. Talk with your partner and remember that people of all ages should practice safe sex.
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    Stroke rehabilitation

    Health Link B.C.
    Rehabilitation after stroke can help you relearn any skills lost as a result of the stroke. It is important to start rehabilitation as soon as possible after a stroke. This resource provides details about rehabilitation, including frequently asked questions.
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    The evidence on retirement

    Evidence-based Living
    Retirement can improve your mental health. Research is less clear on whether it helps improve physical health.
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    Anger management: 10 tips to tame your temper

    Mayo Clinic
    Reduce anger by learning how to better communicate your frustration, taking time out or exercising. If your anger seems out of control or hurts those around you, seek professional help. More tips in this resource.
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    Wide-ranging health benefits of walking groups

    World Health
    People who join outdoor walking groups tend to have improved blood pressure, heart rate, cholesterol, and mood. Walking groups appear to be an effective and safe way to improve your health.
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    Lunch hour? Try going for a walk

    Evidence-based Living
    Walking groups can increase your physical and social health. Going for a 30 minute walk can lower heart rate, blood pressure, and cholesterol. It can also boost your mood for the rest of the day.
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    Grief: Coping with reminders after a loss

    Mayo Clinic
    Reminders of the loss of a loved one can cause strong emotional reactions, particularly on anniversaries. Plan distractions, start new traditions and surround yourself with friends and loved ones to help cope with your feelings. If grief becomes worse over time, get help from a grief counsellor.
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    Hair loss

    Mayo Clinic
    Hair loss can affect men and women and is more common as we age. Effective treatments include medications, surgery or laser therapy. Wigs or hairpieces are an alternative. A healthy diet and treating your hair gently can help prevent hair loss. See your doctor if you have sudden or patchy loss of hair.
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    Why Are Older Adults at Risk for Food Insecurity? Raising Awareness on World Food Day

    Institute on Aging
    Many older adults face food insecurity and daily hunger. Read this resource to learn about why older adults are going hungry and what can be done to fight this issue.
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    What Not to Say to an Isolated Older Adult

    Next Avenue
    Supporting a loved one through loss can be difficult. By avoiding these common phrases, you can ensure that you are supporting those who need it most. Read this resource to learn more.
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    Will More Baby Boomers Delay Retirement?

    Population Reference Bureau
    American baby boomers are increasingly delaying retirement. This resource provides several explanations for why this may be occurring.
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    How to Combat Loneliness and Isolation as We Age

    Next Avenue
    Social isolation has great impacts on your physical and mental health. Read this resource to learn more on how to overcome social isolation as an older adult both in person and virtually.
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    A Cure for Senior Loneliness Is Within Our Reach

    Next Avenue
    EngAGE is a program offered in southern California, Oregon and Minnesota that provides life-enhancing onsite programs in affordable senior and multigenerational housing. It is one way to tackle social isolation in seniors. Learn more about the model in this resource and how it could be applied to your own community.
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    Study Finds Ridesharing Services Improve Older Adults’ Lives

    Next Avenue
    Using ride sharing apps can help overcome social isolation. Learn about one woman's experience of using a ride sharing app to go to her doctor's appointments and meeting with friends.
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    Neighborhood Features Play a Role in Healthy Aging in Place

    Population Reference Bureau
    Read this resource to learn how a senior’s health and independence relies on the neighbourhood they live in. These neighbourhoods allow for greater accessibility, transportation, safety and much more.
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    Today’s Research on Aging: Family Caregiving

    Population Reference Bureau
    Being a caregiver for an older family member can be challenging due to conflicting roles and responsibilities. Many caregivers are spouses, children or siblings which can complicate relationships and expectations. Read this resource to learn about research that has been conducted on this topic.
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    Aging in the United States

    Population Reference Bureau
    As aging populations increase all over the world, unique challenges also arise. Older adults are retiring later in life and face social isolation due to more instances of divorce.
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    Dual Stigma: HIV Positive and Over 50

    Next Avenue
    As life expectancy increases, more and more older adults are now living with HIV. However, these seniors also usually suffer from other chronic illness and mental health problems, some of which are sometimes overlooked. Read this resource and learn how an integrated healthcare approach can help older adults who have HIV.
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    HIV and Older Americans

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Older people face specific stigmas due to HIV. Older people may feel more ashamed to seek treatment or disclose their HIV status. Read this resource to empower yourself with knowledge about HIV in the United States and some prevention challenges.
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    Growing Older with HIV

    HIV.gov
    People with HIV are living longer and healthier lives. Aging with HIV can present challenges when combined with one or more age-related disease. Read this resource to learn about growing older with HIV and the supports available to support you.
  • Evidence Summary

    Recreational reading has benefits for various population groups

    The Reading Agency (2015)
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    Changing population age structures and sustainable development

    United Nations: Sustainable Development goals
    Population growth and development affect each other. The UN's Commission on Population and Development helps take on the challenges of population growth. Watch this video to learn more about what this UN Commission does.
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    The future is now! Global Sustainable Development Report 2019

    United Nations: Sustainable Development goals
    Science is an important part of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. We must support scientific research to help respond to our changing world.
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    Reading Friends

    The Reading Agency
    Reading as a group can be beneficial for adults of all ages. This resource describes a program called Reading Friends that helps to connect older people and helps encourage reading as a group to maintain social connections and literacy skills.
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    Age-friendly community dimensions

    Government of Ontario
    Age-friendly communities are accessible and promote health aging in many different ways. Learn about the benefits and features that make a city age-friendly, such as accessible buildings, appropriate housing and multiple transportation options.
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    14 Ways to Help Seniors Avoid Isolation

    A Place For Mom
    Seniors are at a higher risk of feeling lonely and socially isolated from their communities which can lead to many health problems. This resource suggests encouraging social participation and maintaining a healthy relationship with seniors to help them feel more connected to their communities.
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    Seniors Transportation: Affordable, appropriate and available

    Office of the Senior Advocate BC
    This report can be used as a guide for seniors who are looking for alternative transportation methods and their loved ones who are exploring options such as walking, taxis, public transit and volunteer driver programs. Recommendations for the future of accessible transportation are also provided.
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    Why Seniors Make the Best Volunteers

    A Place For Mom
    If you are a senior who is unsure about starting to volunteer, read this resource that explains why seniors make the best volunteers. Enjoy the many benefits of volunteering such as increased energy levels, feeling more connected to the community and the ability to learn from younger generations.
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    Report of the National Seniors Council on Volunteering Among Seniors and Positive and Active Aging

    Government of Canada - Living in Canada
    This resource from the Canadian government outlines the trends in senior volunteering surrounding demographics, reasons for volunteering and where seniors choose to devote their time. Barriers to volunteering such as health, physical and transportation limitations are also discussed.
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    Rural Volunteers Connect Communities With Better Health

    Next Avenue
    This resource discusses how older volunteers use their skills to help others but also reap the benefits themselves when it comes to their social life. Learn how seniors in the United States are helping those living in rural areas receive social companionship and how they are also benefiting from their own generosity.
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    The Caregiver’s Handbook: Help for Unpaid Caregivers in Nova Scotia

    Caregivers Nova Scotia
    Caregivers have many responsibilities when taking care of seniors with long term disabilities. This resource serves as a complete guide to caregiving in Nova Scotia or anywhere in Canada by offering tips and additional governmental and community resources for your convenience. Some topics covered include planning financial matters, understanding legal implications, being prepared for emergencies and available community supports.
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    8 ways to thrive in old age

    Fraser Health
    There are many ways to stay healthy during old age and this resource describes 8 ways you can start making changes in your life. Some of these include exercising, eating a balanced diet, learning a new language, volunteering, staying social and getting in touch with your spiritual side.
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    Age-friendly workplaces: Promoting older worker participation

    Employment and Social Development Canada
    Age friendly workplaces must be accessible to workers of all ages and this resource describes ways to create an inclusive workplace. Consider hiring older workers and learn how their experiences can benefit your company.
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    Seniors and Nutrition: Why Eating Together is Better

    American Senior Communities
    As you age your dietary needs will change and you will most likely find yourself eating less. Eating with family or friends can promote healthy eating habits and encourage better food choices.
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    Getting Older and Staying Physically Active

    Healthy Families BC
    Staying active during old age is a great way to stay healthy. Use this resource to learn some considerations you should keep in mind while implementing this change in your lifestyle such as finding a workout buddy, walking more, standing more than sitting and setting personal goals.
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    Your Personal Passport to Healthy Living

    Active Aging Canada
    Use this resource for more information on physical activity as a senior, healthy eating, mental health and beliefs & attitudes. First, learn about each topic and then fill in the blanks at the end of the resource to personalize your own personal passport for healthy living.
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    Healthy Eating for Seniors Handbook

    British Columbia Family & Social Supports
    Use this handbook as a guide for healthy eating as a senior and learn how you can find balance in your life. Topics covered include supplements, diets for chronic conditions, recipes and many more.
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    Healthy Eating for Seniors Audiobook

    British Columbia Family & Social Supports
    Listen to this audiobook as a guide for healthy eating as a senior and learn how you can find balance in your life. Topics covered include supplements, diets for chronic conditions, recipes and many more.
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    What Do We Know About Healthy Aging?

    National Institute on Aging
    Healthy aging can be achieved many ways and learning how to implement simple changes in your life can be beneficial as a senior. Exercising more often, paying attention to your weight, eating healthy foods rich in micronutrients and engaging with others while enjoying your favourite hobby are all great ways to improve your quality of life during retirement.
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    Why You Might Try Tai Chi for Balance and Fall Prevention

    Next Avenue
    Use this resource to learn how alternative medicine such as Tai chi and how it can help improve your balance, your mental health and spiritual health.
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    Taking SS Early Retirement: Weigh The Pitfalls First

    National Council on Aging (US)
    Learn about the benefits and disadvantages of taking pension money out early as social security during retirement.
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    Good Friends Might Be Your Best Brain Booster as You Age

    Next Avenue
    This resource describes the proven benefits that come with life long friendships and maintaining social connections in later life. Use this blog post to learn more about seniors over the age of 80 with exceptional memory; “SuperAgers”.
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    Here's a research paper indicating that Men's Sheds are an important part of men's health...

    Men's Sheds
    This resource summarizes how the Men’s Sheds initiative can improve health by giving men a space to talk and do activities together.
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    How Men's Sheds work

    Irish Men's Sheds
    Learn about how Men’s Sheds in Ireland are engaging men of all ages to participate in leadership activities, communication training and safety maintenance. Use this resource to learn more about why Men’s Sheds are effective at connecting men to their communities and other benefits that come with men’s sheds.
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    Social Isolation of Seniors - Volume II: Ideas exchange event toolkit

    Health Canada
    This resource shares tools and templates to host idea exchange events to better understand how seniors are isolated in the community.
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    Plan your future today - Live the life you want tomorrow

    Employment and Social Development Canada
    This resource shares videos to help older adults feasibly plan for social and support services as well as home adjustments to help them live independently in their community.
  • Evidence Summary

    Gardening can improve the overall well-being of older adults

    Activities, Adaptation & Aging (2013)
  • Evidence Summary

    New technologies can help to reduce social isolation among older adults

    Computers in Human Behavior (2016)
  • Evidence Summary

    Social exclusion can become a downward spiral for older people

    European Journal of Ageing (2017)
  • Patient Decision Aid

    Infertility: Should I Have Treatment?

    OHRI
    This patient decision aid helps couples decide on whether or not to try infertility treatment by comparing the benefits, risks, and side effects of both options.
  • Patient Decision Aid

    Hair loss: Should I take medicine to regrow hair?

    OHRI
    This patient decision aid helps people considering using medicine to treat hair loss decide on whether or not to use medicine to encourage hair regrowth by comparing the benefits, risks and side effects of both options.
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    Healthy eating for seniors

    Government of Canada - Living in Canada
    Eating with others is an important part of healthy eating. You can join a lunch group or eat with your neighbours. Read this resource to learn more about how you can socialize during meals.
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    Aging in Place Kitchen Design Ideas: Tips for Caregivers

    Institute on Aging
    The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in a house. As you age, modifying your kitchen with new features or tools can help make your kitchen more accessible and safe. Read this resource to learn more about what kinds of changes you can make for an age-friendly kitchen.
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    Personal Chefs Can Help Seniors at Home

    Aging Care
    A personal chef can be a way to make sure you have nutritious meals as you age but they can also be a form of companionship. Read this resource to learn about a program that connects older adults with personal chefs called Chefs for Seniors.
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    Long Term Care and Hospice Palliative Care for the Deaf and Deaf/Blind community

    The Quality End-of-life Care Coalition of Canada
    This resource explains what it would take to ensure long term care homes and hospices are barrier free and welcoming to the deaf/blind community. Learn more about the needs of people living with deafness and/or blindness as they age within care facilities.
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    How Do We Balance Autonomy and Risk for Older Adults?

    Next Avenue
    Balancing autonomy and risk as your loved one ages can be difficult. You worry for your loved one but you also want to give them the freedom to determine their daily activities. Read this resource to learn more about how you can manage this concern as a caregiver.
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    Autonomy vs Dependence for Older Adults

    Seniors First BC
    While many vulnerable older adults need protection, older adults also have the autonomy to expose themselves to risk. This resource explains this balance and the legal advocacy work helping older adults take more control over their lives.
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    Why Seniors Refuse to Eat and What You Can Do About It

    Aging Care
    If you are a caregiver for a senior and they are refusing to eat, there are many possible reasons for this behaviour. This may be due to a loss of taste and smell, side effects from medications, loss of motivation to cook or loneliness from eating alone.
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    Eat meals with others

    Government of Canada - Living in Canada
    Canada’s updated 2019 food guide highlights the importance and benefits of eating with others, especially as a senior. Use this resource to learn how you can plan to eat with others more often and make every meal an opportunity for social interaction.
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    Eating Well as You Age

    Help Guide
    Eating well is about more than the food you eat. Eating with others has its own benefits. Read this resource to learn more about how you can make cooking and eating into a social experience.
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    Kitchen Kings

    Age UK
    Joining a cooking class can be a great way for older men to build their independence and make new friends. Learn about how the Kitchen Kings program run by Age UK, has helped older men find social support by learning how to cook.
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    Senior Living: The Risks of Eating Alone

    Senior living
    Eating alone can be both lonely and unhealthy. Eating with other people can be beneficial for your emotional well being. Read this resource to learn more about the ways in which you can get the benefits of eating with others.
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    Home Care Services for Seniors

    Help Guide
    If you or a senior you know is struggling to live independently at home, consider using this resource to evaluate if assistance from home care services is needed. Tips for choosing home care providers and ways to approach a loved one about such services without impeding on their autonomy are also included.
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    Independent Living for Seniors

    Help Guide
    Independent living can vary greatly depending on your needs and desires in a retirement community. Housing can range from apartment style living to houses in a community where amenities such as social activities and recreation are provided. This resource is a complete guide to help you decide if independent living is suited for your needs and helps you get the process started.
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    Tasty Meals When Cooking for One

    Unlock Food
    If you are not used to cooking for yourself and you are not sure how to cook for one person, use this resource for exciting new recipes that are already prepared for you. If eating alone is making you feel isolated and lonely, read the tips in this resource for guidance.
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    A guide to healthy eating for older adults

    Unlock Food
    Seniors who live alone may experience loss of appetite and lose interest in food which can lead to health problems. This guide is packed with tips to ensure that you are eating healthy meals and eating regularly as you age.
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    Senior Housing Options

    Help Guide
    Choosing housing for a senior can be overwhelming due to all the options that exist. This resource can help you consider all the options and guide you into choosing the best type of housing for yourself or a loved one.
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    Intergenerational Connections

    British Columbia Family & Social Supports
    Intergenerational relationships are a promising solution for senior isolation and loneliness. Learn how community initiatives such as Volunteer Grandparents and Intergenerational Day Canada are helping to ensure that no senior is left in isolation.
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    Planning Wisely when Cooking for One

    Unlock Food
    If you are new to cooking for yourself and do not know where to start, this resource can be used as a guide for planning your meals. It outlines planning meals for one person, budget considerations and nutritional values.
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    Aging While Transgender: Unique Issues

    SAGE - Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders
    Transgender adults face unique issues as they age. From housing discrimination, to gender recognition and healthcare, SAGE is working hard to advocate for LGBT adults as they age. Learn more about SAGE and the issues facing older transgender adults by reading this resource.
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    Gaining Visibility: The Challenges Facing Transgender Elders

    SAGE - Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders
    Read the stories of some transgender adults and the challenges they face as they age. Learn about the advocacy work of transgender older adults by reading this resource.
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    Why It’s Harder for Men to Challenge the Stigma of Loneliness

    Next Avenue
    It can be difficult for men to reach out for help when feeling lonely. Read this resource to learn more about how to overcome loneliness as an older man.
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    How Are U.S. Baby Boomers Getting Along?

    Population Reference Bureau
    Read this infographic to learn about some facts about how baby boomers are faring in the Unites States including work and marital status trends.
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    Ten Things Every LGBT Older Adult Should Know About HIV/AIDS

    SAGE - Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders
    If you are an LGBT older adult who has HIV, read this resource to learn about your health risks and how you can protect yourself and others.
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    Know Your Rights! LGBT Older Adults & Older Adults Living with HIV

    SAGE - Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders
    LGBT older adults who have HIV may not be aware of their basic human rights. Read this resource to learn their rights when it comes to housing, discrimination, advance directives and long-term care.
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    This Club Unites Older People Who Have HIV

    Next Avenue
    Older adults with HIV face many unique challenges. They face social isolation due to social stigma, depression and loneliness. This resource describes how a club specifically for seniors with HIV has helped many people feel supported and part of a community.
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    10 Ways to Build Engagement in Your Chapter

    Elders Climate Action
    If you are a senior who is passionate about making a difference in regard to climate change, use this resource to learn tips on how to get involved. These tips can also be used to help encourage you community to participate in the movement.
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    Talking Climate with Others

    Elders Climate Action
    If you are a senior who is passionate about making a difference in regard to climate change, this resource is helpful for helping you bring the issue up with elected officials. Learn about who you should talk to and what questions you can ask.
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    What You Can Do About Climate Change

    Elders Climate Action
    If you are a senior who is passionate about making a difference in regard to climate change but is unsure of where to start, read this resource for tips on how to get started.
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    Climate Change and the Health of Older Adults

    Elders Climate Action
    Climate change is starting to have an impact on seniors physical and mental health which puts them at a higher risk of danger in times of emergency. Read this resource for more information on how seniors are affected in more than one way by climate change.
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    5 Qualities to Look for in a Professional Caregiver

    Aging Care
    Caregivers might need additional support when caring for seniors who require specific support. Read this resource to learn about the qualities of a great professional caregiver, such as experience, expertise, compassion, patience and communication.
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    Understanding Senior Housing Options

    Aging Care
    As seniors age, finding home care and other assisted living facilities can be challenging to navigate. Consider using this resource to learn about the many housing options that are currently available depending on the level of need.
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    Living with HIV: Mental Health

    Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - Healthy Aging
    Serious illnesses like HIV can be a major source of stress. One of the most common mental health challenges when living with HIV is depression. Taking care of your mental health is important especially when living with HIV. Read this resource to learn more about mental illness and sources of support you can reach out to.
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    HIV, AIDS, and Older People

    National Institute on Aging
    HIV is not limited to young people. Older people can be at risk for HIV as well. Older people may feel ashamed of getting tested for HIV but it is important to get tested if you are at risk. Read this resource to learn more about the risk factors of HIV in older adults and more information about HIV.
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    Living with HIV: Dealing with Stigma and Discrimination

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    HIV discrimination and stigma affect people living with HIV, their loved ones and providers. People affected by HIV are entitled to the same medical care and respect as any other patient in the healthcare system. Learn about support services available to people living with HIV in the United States.
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    Stigma Scenarios: Support in Action

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    It is important that we challenge the stigma behind HIV. Whether it be among your family, partners, friends, communities or colleagues, we need to overcome HIV stigma in every social group. Read this resource for some example scenarios and responses to HIV stigmatizing scenarios.
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    A guide to talking about HIV

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Talking about HIV and AIDS can be difficult. Nonjudgemental and accepting language ensures the dignity of people living with HIV and AIDS. Read this resource to learn how your language can reduce stigma for people living with HIV and AIDS.
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    Living with HIV: Telling others

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Disclosing your diagnosis of HIV may be required by law for you to protect yourself and those around you, such as sexual partners or family members. It is also important to disclose you diagnosis to your healthcare provider so they can support you. Telling trusted family and/or friends can help you get social and emotional support. Learn about the resources available to you in this difficult process.
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    Facts about HIV Stigma

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    HIV stigma and discrimination are the negative attitudes and behaviours that a person living with HIV can experience. Stigma and discrimination can be big challenges for people living with HIV, especially with so many myths surrounding HIV. Learn about HIV stigma and discrimination and what can be done to help overcome these challenges.
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    HIV and Aging

    American Psychological Association
    Older adults living with HIV have unique mental health challenges. This resource highlights the challenges to aging with HIV and some available mental health treatments.
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    Caregiving for Aging LGBT Adults Living with HIV

    American Psychological Association
    Aging LGBT adults face struggles in getting the support they need. The barriers they face put them at a disadvantage to heterosexual older adults seeking the same care. Learn about the issues facing LGBT older adults living with HIV and available supports.
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    Healthy Ageing and the Sustainable Development Goals

    WHO Ageing
    By 2050, the world's population of people over 60 will double. It is important to create a sustainable future that supports healthy aging.
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    Day Centres

    Age UK
    Day Centres improve the quality of life of older people by providing support and opportunities for socialization. Learn how to join a centre and what your time at a Day Centre can look like.
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    Friendship Centres

    Age UK
    If you are a senior who is looking to make new friends while participating in social activities, use this resource to learn about the many friendship centres across the UK. Activities vary by centre but can include day trips, holidays, theatre visits, crafts and many more.
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    Age-friendly environments

    WHO Ageing
    The physical environment that seniors grow old in is very important for mental health and their independence. Learn what the World Health Organization is doing to facilitate healthy aging in communities around the world.
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    Long-term-care systems

    WHO Ageing
    Long term care systems and palliative care facilities are important not only for seniors but also for caregivers who are struggling to fulfil their responsibilities. Learn how the World Health Organization is working towards improving the quality and quantity of such facilities around the world.
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    Global strategy and action plan on ageing and health (2016-2020)

    WHO Ageing
    Life expectancies across the world are increasing which means that communities must work to be more age-friendly. Read this resource to learn how the World Health Organization is promoting the development of age-friendly communities to support senior’s autonomy and engagement in society.
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    Leave no one behind toolkit

    Bond
    Sustainable development should help lift everyone - no matter their social status or age. The "Leave No One Behind" commitment promises to make sure this comes true. Learn more about what steps are being taken around the world so no one is left behind.
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    Stepping up to our diversity and inclusion challenge

    Bond
    Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) help improve human rights around the world, but there is a lot to be done to increase representation of gender, race, disability, and sexuaility in UK based NGOs. Learn more about what NGOs are doing to increase diversity in their workforces.
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    Do you know all 17 SDGs?

    United Nations: Sustainable Development goals
    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Watch this short video to learn about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and their impact.
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    The United Nations Sustainable Development Summit: 17 Goals to Transform Our World

    United Nations: Sustainable Development goals
    The Sustainable Development Goals are 17 goals to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change. They were agreed upon by 193 countries. Learn more about the ways in which these goals hope to build a sustainable future.
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    The lazy person's guide to saving the world

    United Nations: Sustainable Development goals
    The Sustainable Development Goals can be achieved with the help of everyday people! Here are some things that you can do from your couch, your home, your neighbourhood, and workplace, to make the world a better place!
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    Helping Elderly Parents Transition to Assisted Living

    Aging Care
    The transition to an assisted living facility can be difficult for seniors who still want to stay independent. If you are a caregiver looking to help a senior transition, consider bringing personal items, reminding them you will keep in touch regularly and give them space to make friends.
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    Self Care

    British Columbia Family & Social Supports
    If you are a caregiver for a senior and you feel overwhelmed, read this resource that describes how you can take care of yourself before helping others. A video is also included that gives advice for family caregivers.
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    Training and Caregiver Role Management Tools

    British Columbia Family & Social Supports
    Being a caregiver for a senior can be a difficult task to manage on your own. Use this resource for tools relating to finances, communication and specific health conditions that will help you in this new role.
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    Community Support Services

    Canadian Red Cross
    Use this resource to learn about the many services that the Canadian Red Cross provides seniors in the community. Services relating to nutrition support, social engagement, safety, transportation and supportive housing are described.
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    Taking Care of Yourself: Tips for Caregivers

    National Institute on Aging
    Being a caregiver for a senior can take a toll on your own mental and physical health. Use this resource to learn tips on how to take care of yourself and ways you can get the support you need.
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    Adult day service: What you need to know

    Mayo Clinic
    Adult day care services can provide supervision, social activities, meals and varying levels of health care services depending on the senior. Use this resource to help your loved one adjust to adult day care and learn the benefits of these services.
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    Adult Day Care Services

    Help Guide
    Adult day care services are great places for seniors who need special attention when it comes to their health and also gives caregivers a break from their daily responsibilities. Use this resource to learn everything you need to know about these services and how you can choose the best center for you and your loved ones needs.
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    How to Run a Book Club for Seniors

    Senior Living Link
    Reading is a good hobby for seniors who are looking to make new friends and learn something new at the same time. Use this resource to learn how to start your own book club, genres of books to consider and discussion topics for your book club.
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    Age-Friendly Alberta

    Government of Alberta
    Learn how Alberta is working towards becoming an age-friendly province by implementing more programs that encourage accessibility and promote an inclusive community. Explore which changes are being made to transportation, housing, community services and recreation for seniors.
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    What does it take to become an Age-Friendly Community?

    Government of Alberta
    Learn how Alberta is working towards becoming an age-friendly province by implementing more programs that encourage seniors to participate and contribute to their community. Explore which changes are already being made to transportation, housing, community services and recreation for seniors in the city of Calgary.
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    Volunteering A Win-Win for Seniors and Rural Communities

    Rural Health Information Hub
    Seniors can benefit from volunteering by forming social connections and learning new things. This resource describes how rural communities can also benefit from senior volunteers by utilizing their past experiences.
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    Rural Aging in Place Toolkit

    Rural Health Information Hub
    Seniors that live in rural communities often face difficulties when aging in place. This tool kit is a complete guide to implementing age-friendly communities and aging in place programs.
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    Rural Aging

    Grantmakers in Aging
    This resource explores the unique characteristics that seniors living in rural communities have in common. Learn why this population needs extra attention when it comes to transportation, health care access, housing and long term care options and how limited research is available on this topic.
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    Age-Friendly Communities

    Grantmakers in Aging
    Most seniors would like to grow old in their home and live independently until they no longer can. Age-friendly communities encourage independent aging and allow seniors to have access to all kinds of health and social services.
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    Age-friendly communities

    Government of Alberta
    Age-friendly communities are accessible and promote health aging in many different ways. Learn about the benefits and features that make a city age-friendly, such as accessible buildings, appropriate housing and multiple transportation options.
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    Age-friendly Communities

    Government of BC
    Age-friendly communities are accessible and promote health aging in many different ways. Learn about how cities and their seniors can benefit from being more age-friendly and what features are most advantageous for seniors.
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    Get out of town!

    Seniors Transportation: Access and Resources (STAR)
    If you are a senior who wants to discover new ways to get out of town and enjoy the great outdoors with friends and family, use this resource to learn about your options when it comes to transportation. If you live if British Columbia, explore your options such as park buses, ferries, carpooling and long distance buses and trains.
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    Carpooling and Car Sharing

    British Columbia Family & Social Supports
    If you are a senior who has recently given up driving your own car, carpooling may be an appropriate and accessible transportation option for your needs. Use this resource to learn more about carpooling and car sharing programs and find links to programs if you live in British Columbia.
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    Walking Groups and Resources

    Seniors Transportation: Access and Resources (STAR)
    If you are a senior who is looking to get more active while enjoying some fresh air, consider joining a walking group. Walking is perfect for those who cannot commit to more vigorous exercise and can connect you with people. Use this resource to learn the benefits of walking as exercise and find groups you can join in the Vancouver area.
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    5 Reasons Seniors Should Volunteer Their Time

    A Place For Mom
    Volunteering as a senior can look very different depending on the person and has many social, health and physical benefits. Learn how you can volunteer to work on a project, how you can prevent social isolation and diseases such as Alzheimer’s and show others the skills you have acquired throughout your life. Some examples of volunteering opportunities are also provided for your convenience.
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    How I Finally Found the Right Volunteer Experience

    Next Avenue
    Volunteering can offer seniors a new sense of purpose and reintroduce routine into their lives, but finding the right fit for your lifestyle may be difficult at first. Follow one woman’s journey in finding the right volunteering opportunity and learn from her experiences.
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    How To Volunteer As A Senior

    Aging in place
    Volunteering as a senior can look very different depending on the person and has many social, health and physical benefits. Learn how volunteering helps your mental health by constantly learning something new and setting up a routine in your life. Some examples of volunteering opportunities are also provided for your convenience.
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    Five benefits of volunteering in retirement

    Senior Community Services
    Learn how volunteering during retirement can benefit your social and mental well-being. This resource outlines the major benefits you can enjoy from volunteering later in life such as preventing social isolation and depression, promoting physical activity and feeling more useful to your community.
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    Disability & Health Information for Family Caregivers

    Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - Healthy Aging
    Taking on the role of caregiver for someone with a disability can be challenging and you may need help from others. Use this resource as a guide to being the best caregiver you can be and remembering to take care of yourself in the process.
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    Hands-On Skills for Caregivers

    Family Caregiver Alliance
    If you are new at being a caregiver for an elder, consider using this resource to learn hands-on skills that can help you in your new role. Some tips include approaching the person from the front, not rushing them and accepting their new reality.
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    Caring for Someone with Incontinence: Emotional and Social Issues

    Family Caregiver Alliance
    When caregiving for a senior who is slowly starting to show signs of incontinence, care techniques can become more complicated. It is important to approach this new disability with a calm, understanding tone and reach out for professional help if necessary.
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    Caregiving at Home: A Guide to Community Resources

    Family Caregiver Alliance
    If you are new to caregiving, it can be overwhelming to go through all your responsibilities alone. Considering community care resources as a helpful tool that you can use to help ensure you are fully engaged in the care of your loved one.
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    A Guide to Aging in Place

    Caring.com
    If you are considering aging in place or need help caring for a senior, use this resource to start planning for your loved one’s care. This resource describes different care options, alternate transportation services, smart home technologies and home modifications that can help when caring for a senior.
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    The best medical alert systems of 2019

    Caring.com
    Some seniors require additional home modifications in order to live comfortably in their homes, especially if they have physical disabilities that reduce their mobility. This resource is for caregivers who are looking for assistive devices to improve accessibility in the home.
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    Caring for someone with Dementia: 5 steps to prepare

    Benzie Senior Resources
    If you are a caregiver for someone with dementia, it can be difficult to manage their condition while still taking care of yourself. Use this resource to learn how you can prepare for this role and learn about your new responsibilities.
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    When Should A Senior Stop Driving

    Aging in place
    Every senior must ensure that they are still fit to drive by learning to notice the warning signs for dangerous driving. If you suspect that a senior you know is at risk for dangerous driving, use this resource to learn how to approach them.
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    Who is a Spousal Caregiver?

    Well Spouse Association
    Learn what it means to be a spousal caregiver to someone who is chronically ill or has a long term disability and what kind of support is available to you in this new role.
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    When and How To Say "No" to Caregiving

    Well Spouse Association
    Being a caregiver is a role filled with responsibility and does not leave much time for personal matters. Learning how and when to say no to this role can be very important in order to maintain your personal health and maintain your relationships with your loved one.
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    For Relatives or Friends of Spousal Caregivers

    Well Spouse Association
    Spousal caregivers need additional support due to sudden changes in their relationship with their spouse. This resource describes how relatives and friends can help support such spousal caregivers.
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    Government and Other Programs

    Caregivers Nova Scotia
    Caregivers have many responsibilities when taking care of seniors with long term disabilities. Use this resource to learn about the various governmental programs in Nova Scotia and federally, in Canada that are in place for helping caregivers in their roles.
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    Older caregivers of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

    Grantmakers in Aging
    This resource describes the many challenges that older caregivers of people with disabilities encounter in their daily life. Planning for the future is important in these situations as there is a possibility of caregivers passing away before the disabled person. Use this resource for more information on community resources and other programs focused on easing planning for the future.
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    When is it time to hang up the keys?

    Seniors Transportation: Access and Resources (STAR)
    Seniors may have a hard time driving as their cognitive and visual abilities decline with age. Use this resource to evaluate if you are still fit to be driving and start planning for alternate forms of transportation.
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    Hanging up the car keys

    Seniors Transportation: Access and Resources (STAR)
    If you are unsure if you should be driving due to safety concerns, consider using this resource to help you in the decision making process. Learn about your options regarding retiring your license or alternate transportation services if you live in British Columbia.
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    Planning your transportation future

    Seniors Transportation: Access and Resources (STAR)
    If you are a senior who is concerned about how they are going to get around in the future, use this resource to learn your options. Alternate form of transportation include public transit, cycling, walking, shuttles, carpooling etc.
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    Senior drivers and their caregivers

    Société de l'assurance automobile Québec
    If you are a caregiver who is noticing signs of unsafe driving from a senior, use this resource to help you identify if there is a need for intervention. Tips for changes in driving habits for seniors are also included.
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    Health in the driver's seat

    Société de l'assurance automobile Québec
    Use this resource to ensure you are still a safe driver and are not posing a risk to other drivers on the road. Consider using alternate transportation options such as public transportation or carpooling with family members.
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    Elder Abuse: The Hidden Crime

    Community Legal Education Ontario
    Use this guide to learn all things about elder abuse, such as signs, types of abuse, how to prevent and report abuse and more. Information on financial help from the Ontario government and legal information is also offered for your convenience.
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    Neglect

    Seniors First BC
    If you are unsure of what neglect looks like in seniors, use this resource for more information. Neglect can be a result of depression, declining cognitive ability, inability to care for self or the presence of underlying conditions which can lead to negative social and physical consequences.
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    Psychological abuse

    Seniors First BC
    Psychological and emotional abuse can take many forms and affects the self-esteem and general well-being of seniors. Use this resource to learn the different ways this type of abuse can be manifested.
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    Giving Back Helps You Age Well

    Healthy Families BC
    If you are a senior who is interested in volunteering but you do not know where to give your time, use this resource to guide your thought process by answering simple questions. Volunteering ensures that seniors are engaged with the community and is a great transition from working regularly to retired life.
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    Volunteer

    Employment and Social Development Canada
    If you are considering volunteering, use this resource to learn about the possible activities you can engage in and what kind of commitment best suits your lifestyle. Some websites for finding volunteer opportunities in Canada are also provided.
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    Seniors and Volunteer Work: Why You Should Consider It

    American Senior Communities
    If you are a senior who has just retired, consider volunteering to form new connections and maintain your mental and physical health. By choosing an activity that you are genuinely interested in, you can make the most of your experience.
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    Has Your Network Aged Out and Abandoned You?

    Next Avenue
    If you are thinking of continuing to work in your 60s, consider reading this resource for tips on how to update your social network to obtain your next job. For many older workers, their social network will be what determines if and when they get their next job.
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    Age-friendly workplaces: A self-assessment tool for employers

    Employment and Social Development Canada
    Age friendly workplaces must be accessible to workers of all ages and this resource helps employers ensure that they are recruiting workers of all ages by providing a self-assessment checklist. Consider hiring older workers as their experiences can benefit your company.
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    Older Adults and Endurance Fitness

    Health Link B.C.
    If you are a senior who is considering starting endurance training, use this resource to learn tips on how to get the most of your workout and the benefits of exercising in a group. You can get a complete guide to a full workout regimen using this resource.
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    How to Tell Someone You Are Being Abused Starting the Conversation

    Seniors BC
    If you suspect that a senior is being abused or if you are a senior who is experiencing abuse, use this resource as a guide to help you tell loved ones and professionals of your situation. The resource uses plain language to explain all types of abuse and sample sentences you can use to describe your experience.
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    Responding to Elder Abuse Resources: Who to call, when and why

    Seniors BC
    If you think you or someone you know is a victim of elder abuse, use this resource to learn ways to recognize the signs and for a long list of resources in British Columbia that will be able to help you report the abuse.
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    Tips for Helping Seniors Adjust to a New Caregiver

    Aging Care
    It can be hard for seniors to familiarize themselves with a new caregiver. Use this resource to learn how to help seniors to form a connection with their caregiver and ensure a trusting relationship.
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    How to Know if Your Aging Parent Needs a Caregiver

    Aging Care
    Seniors want to stay independent for as long as possible but it is important to recognize when they may need help with everyday tasks. Use this resource to learn about the warning signs that point towards hiring a caregiver.
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    Dating in later life

    Age UK
    It can be hard for seniors to start dating again. This resource describes where you can meet new people, how to register for a dating website and tips for staying safe on the internet.
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    Transportation for Older People & Disabled Drivers

    Elder Care ABC blog
    Use this resource to learn about your options for safe transportation and cars that are suitable for every type of older driver.
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    Get fit by gardening

    WebMD
    Use this resource to learn about the many health and mental health benefits that gardening can offer, if done right. Regular gardening can improve endurance, flexibility and strength and also a great form of therapy.
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    A Guide for the Caregiver

    Government of Manitoba - Health, Seniors and Active Living
    Taking on the role of caregiver for a senior can be a mentally and physically draining task. Use this resource as a guide to help you navigate your new role. Topics covered include counselling services, housing, hospitalization, end of life care, legal matters and other support services.
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    Secrets to healthy ageing

    Better Health Channel
    If you are a senior who is looking to make lifestyle changes to improve your health, use this resource for tips on how to get started. Healthy aging consists of getting active, eating a balanced diet, keeping you brain engaged by learning something new, modifying your home and staying social to name a few.
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    Nutrition for Seniors and Why Eating Together Is Better

    The Care Guide: Source for Seniors
    Seniors need more calcium, zinc, potassium, vitamin A, D and B12 in their diets in order to cater to their changing bodies. Use this resource for tips on how to cater to these needs and learn about the mental health benefits of eating with other people.
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    Nine Ways to Get Someone to Eat

    Today's Caregiver
    Certain health conditions cause a dramatic decrease in appetite, especially in old age. Use this resource for tips on how to get your loved one to eat more regularly and obtain the most calories and nutrients from their meals.
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    Healthy Eating for Healthy Aging

    Newfoundland and Labrador Children, Seniors and Social Development
    Healthy eating is especially important for seniors in order to maintain good health and independence. Use this resource for advice on how eat a balanced yet diverse diet and learn easy recipes that you can enjoy with loved ones.
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    12 Springtime Activities for Seniors

    A Place For Mom
    Spring is the perfect season to get outside and get active. Seniors can stay active in their communities by going for walks on trails, eating outdoors at restaurants, going for picnics, gardening and trying out summer recipes.
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    Gardening: An Activity Anyone Can Do To Improve Their Health

    Seniority: The Mavencare Blog
    Gardening is a great outdoor activity for seniors with a range of physical abilities. Gardening also provides many mental health benefits such as improvements in mood, depression-like symptoms, fatigue and improves self-esteem.
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    10 Summer Activities for Your Aging Parents

    Seniority: The Mavencare Blog
    Some seniors have problems with mobility but this should not stop them from being physically active either indoors or outdoors. Suggested indoor activities include mall walking, water aerobics, and activities at senior centres. Outdoor activities can include bird watching, fishing, walking on trails or even gardening.
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    How to Get Started in a Senior Fitness Program

    American Senior Communities
    If you are a senior who is considering getting active and joining a fitness program, use this resource to help guide you in this process. Before starting, consult you doctor, set a couple fitness goals, find an activity that you enjoy and learn how to pace yourself to prevent injuries.
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    Beneath the Surface: Aquatic Exercise for the Elderly

    Aging Care
    If you are a senior who is looking for new ways to get active, consider integrating aquatic exercise into your fitness routine. Exercising in the water has many health benefits that you may not expect and can also improve your social life as this type of exercise is mostly done in groups.
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    Living at home as you get older

    Better Health Channel
    For some seniors, living at home as long as possible is important for their mental health. Use this resource to learn ways you can maintain independence when it comes to transportation and taking care of yourself.
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    Dealing with grief and loss

    Better Health Channel
    Experiencing grief after the loss of a loved one or because of your loss of independence is a normal part of aging. Each person experiences grief differently, therefore strategies for dealing with these feelings can be important to learn.
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    Healthy and active ageing

    Better Health Channel
    Healthy and active aging includes not only physical activity and eating, but also socializing with others and feeling a sense of community where you live. Tips on types of exercise and healthy food options are given to help you implement this lifestyle change.
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    6 Health Benefits of Dancing

    Aging Care
    If you are looking for a new way to get active during old age, consider dance as an alternative form of exercise. Dancing can help manage mood, improve balance, defend against dementia and heart disease and does not have include formal training.
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    Physical Activity the Key to Healthy Living

    Canada Safety Council
    Adding regular physical exercise to your daily routine is the key to healthy aging and this resource outlines everything you need to know to get started. Some examples of simple exercises are included for your convenience.
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    Gardening for older people

    Better Health Channel
    Use this resource to learn about the many ways you can continue gardening in old age while still enjoying it’s many health benefits. Some adjustments may have to be made to help reduce the physical stress on the body and some safety measures must be addressed as well.
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    Make Physical Activity a Fun and Safe Part of your Healthy Life

    Active Aging Canada
    If you are a senior who wants to get active but is unsure of how to start the process, use this factsheet as a guide. Topics covered include examples of safe exercices, where to go, how to keep from getting bored, what to do if you are not feeling well and alternatives to conventional exercise.
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    Medication management for caregivers

    Be MedWise
    As a caregiver for a senior, managing medications can become stressful and overwhelming due to the number of different medications that are prescribed for various conditions. This guide offers tips for safe and healthy medication management as well signs of adverse effects to look out for.
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    How to help older adults use medicine safely and effectively

    Be MedWise
    If you are a caregiver for a senior, use this resource to learn tips on how to help them use their medicine safely and effectively. Start by asking them to show you what medicines they are taking and how they are managing several pills daily.
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    Walking tips and advice

    Age UK
    Use this resource to learn how walking regularly can help your health, boost your mood and increase flexibility and learn some simple tips on how to get started. Even 10 -20 minutes of walking a day is enough to make a difference.
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    Activities Top Tips: Encouraging Elders to Remain Active in Senior Housing

    Aging Care
    Staying physically active while living in long term care facilities can be hard to maintain as a senior. This resource shares personal stories from family members of seniors who are doing their best to remain active while living in assisted living facilities.
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    How to overcome loneliness

    Age UK
    As a senior it can be hard to recognize loneliness and more importantly, when to get help. Use this resource as a first step in getting help while reading about ways to get back to your old self and stay engaged in your community.
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    A Table for One: Hidden Dangers of Eating Alone

    A Place For Mom
    Learn about the importance of eating meals with other people and how loneliness can hinder your appetite. If you suspect that a senior is not eating enough, use this resource to learn tips on encouraging them to maintain a healthy and stable diet. Tips include, checking their refrigerator, asking them about their appetite, signing up for meal delivery services and more.
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    Mealtime, Loneliness, and Thoughts to Chew On

    Elder Care ABC blog
    Learn about the importance of eating meals with other people and how loneliness does not just mean to be alone. Use this resource and take the initiative of inviting others over for dinner, eating outdoors or even volunteering to serve meals at homeless shelters.
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    Coping with Older Adult Bullying in Senior Living Communities

    Senior Homes
    Bullying is a common problem among senior living communities and this resource describes what this could look like. Learn about ways you can face your bully and coping strategies for victims of adult bullying.
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    Social Activities for Seniors in Assisted Living

    American Senior Communities
    If you are considering moving into an assisted living facility, consider increased social interaction as another benefit that these facilities offer. In assisted living communities there are scheduled social events, fitness classes, community dining and many opportunities for family member visits.
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    The Benefits of Being Social as You Age

    American Senior Communities
    Being social throughout your senior years can be just as effective as exercise at improving quality of life and your mood. If you need ideas on how to get started, use this resource for suggestions on the best social activities that are guaranteed to improve your social life.
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    Care Options

    Yukon Social Services
    Use this resource to learn more about caregiver responsibilities and how this new role can affect you personally. Being a caregiver goes beyond taking care of the elderly, it also involves supporting their healthcare needs and helping to improve their quality of life.
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    Balancing Work and Caregiving

    Yukon Social Services
    Use this resource if you are a caregiver trying to balance both your job and your caregiving responsibilities. Finding a balance between both duties can be exhausting, however this resource provides suggestions on things you should discuss with your employer in order to facilitate this balance.
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    Four Ways to Help Seniors Who Struggle with Depression

    Retired Brains
    Seniors are at a higher risk of developing depression due to increased feelings of loneliness. Use this resource to learn about four easy ways you can help seniors become more engaged in their own life by encouraging physical activity and social interaction, promoting independence and seeking professional help when needed.
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    Care Conversations

    Yukon Social Services
    Use this resource to learn more about caregiver responsibilities and how this new role can affect you personally. Being a caregiver goes beyond taking care of the elderly, it also involved supporting the person's needs and wishes and being part of their health care team.
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    Managing Caregiver Guilt

    Benzie Senior Resources
    If you are a caregiver for a senior, consider using this resource for tips if you are experiencing feelings of guilt. It is common for caregivers to feel helpless and tired, however there are ways you can cope with these feelings.
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    The Sandwich Generation

    Benzie Senior Resources
    The “sandwich” generation is the generation of caregivers that are sharing their time between caring for their own growing families while also taking care of their elderly parents. This can take a toll on the caregiver, which is why it is so important to take care of yourself and really think about if this a feasible option for you. Use this resource for guidance on this topic and strategies to get you started.
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    Relieving Some Winter Stress

    Benzie Senior Resources
    Use this resource to learn more about caregiver burnout and how the stress of being a caregiver can affect your physical health as well as your mental health. This resource also provides coping strategies and relaxation techniques for your own benefit.
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    Understanding Healthcare Decisions at the End of Life

    National Institute on Aging
    If you are being asked to make healthcare decisions for someone who has a terminal illness, it can be overwhelming to make these decisions alone. Consider using this resource to learn about two methods you can use to make the process a little easier; substituted judgement and best interests.
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    Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide

    National Institute on Aging
    If you are caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease, consider using this resource for more information on how the disease can change a person’s personality and abilities. Tips on caregiving and additional resources for end of life care are also provided.
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    End of life: Helping with comfort and care

    National Institute on Aging
    If you are a caregiver for a senior who is nearing the end of their life, consider using this resource to be a better caregiver for them and to learn about ways to cope with your grief after their death.
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    Participating in Activities You Enjoy - More Than Just Fun and Games

    National Institute on Aging
    Learn about the benefits of maintaining an active lifestyle while engaging with your community in the best way you can. Getting involved in your community can be as simple as volunteering for organizations or planning trips with other seniors.
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    What to Do After Someone Dies

    National Institute on Aging
    Use this resource if you are a caregiver for a terminally ill senior and need help with plans after their death. Learn about autopsies, organ donation, and advance care planning.
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    Providing Comfort at the End of Life

    National Institute on Aging
    If someone you love is dying or has a terminal illness, use this resource to learn how you can best support them through this difficult time. Read about the four areas that should be addressed before death which include physical comfort, mental and emotional needs, spiritual issues and practical tasks.
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    The Benefits of Dancing Tango for People of all Ages

    Next Avenue
    If you are a senior and looking for a new way to socialize with people your age, consider joining a tango class. Use this resource to learn about how easy it is to pick up this hobby and how it can reintroduce romance into your life.
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    Mental Health for Life

    Canadian Mental Health Association
    Consider strategies to maintain good mental health such as spending time with positive supporters, becoming involved in your community and seek professional help if needed.
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    Benefits of Hiring In-Home Care for an Older Adult

    Aging Care
    Hiring home care staff can help older adults become more independent by completing household tasks, travelling safely and overcoming isolation.
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    Activities Top Tips: Social Opportunities for Seniors

    Aging Care
    Use this resource to search for potential social opportunities for seniors that have been suggested by experienced caregivers.
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    Caring for someone who's lonely

    Age UK
    This resource helps caregivers spot elder loneliness and provides caregivers with resources and tips on how to help a senior through this difficult time.
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    How to Find the Alzheimer's Care Facility That is Right for You

    Caring.com
    Learn what Alzheimer facilities can offer seniors and what you can expect from living in a facility. Use this resource for tips on how to choose the best care facility, ways to pay for services and government benefits that can help offset prices.
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    Making Friends at 60

    A Place For Mom
    Consider becoming friends by talking to others, pursuing your hobbies, taking classes and going volunteering.
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    Caring for Yourself

    A Place For Mom
    Consider a checklist of information to check when visiting older adults who live alone such as household safety, mental status, nutrition and mobility. Review reminders about self-care and learn to create a wellbeing chart.
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    Caregiver Well-Being Chart

    A Place For Mom
    Consider coping with stress by making a chart to track your emotions during high and low points of the day.
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    Mourning the Death of a Spouse

    National Institute on Aging
    Resource shares symptoms of grief such as trouble sleeping, loss of appetite, difficulty focussing. Consider that people deal with grief differently and recovering takes time. Consider taking care of your health, talking to friends and family and seeking professional help if needed.
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    Getting Help for Your Grief

    National Institute on Aging
    Try not to ignore your grief. Consider ways to help recover by sharing memories with friends, seeking grief counseling and taking care of your health.
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    Getting Started with Long-Distance Caregiving

    National Institute on Aging
    As a long-distance caregiver, you can help loved- ones with finances, organizing care and finding health-related information. Resource shares local resources and other tips to older adults.
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    Long-Distance Caregiving: Tips for Success

    National Institute on Aging
    As a long-distance caregiver, plan your visits, establish your goals, and remember to spend time with your family member. Learn about your family members condition, as well as the medicine and resources they need.
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    How Do I Know if an Aging Friend or Relative Needs Help?

    National Institute on Aging
    With their permission, contact your relative and their neighbours, doctors or relatives to ask about their concerns. Consider visiting the condition of their home and talking to them in person.
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    Sharing Caregiving Responsibilities

    National Institute on Aging
    Consider talking about caregiving responsibility with your relatives and sharing roles based on your limits. Consider being a long-distance caregiver and emotionally supporting your family.
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    Caring for the Caregiver

    British Columbia Family & Social Supports
    It is important to consider your health as a caregiver. Utilize this resource to access caregiver self-assessment and self-help information tools.
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    Building a Care Guide

    British Columbia Family & Social Supports
    To give the person being cared for the treatment they wish for, create a detailed information booklet. Record their health conditions, medical provider contact information and decisions for emergency situations.
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    Daily Care Tips and Advice

    British Columbia Family & Social Supports
    Resource shares links with tips for caregivers on nutrition, medication, transport, assistive devices, bathing and home safety.
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    Caring for Seniors

    British Columbia Family & Social Supports
    Learn what is involved in physically and emotionally caring for older adults. Resource shares links on topics such as finances, housing, and transport for older adults.
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    Social Connections

    British Columbia Family & Social Supports
    Social connections are important to have, but can challenging for seniors to maintain. This resource shares activities and organizations that allow seniors to connect with their community.
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    Community Engagement and Connection

    British Columbia Family & Social Supports
    If you are a socially isolated senior, consider getting involved in your community and maintaining social connections. This resource also shares useful information on the many advantages of age friendly communities.
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    NWT Caregivers Guide

    Government of Northwest Territories Department of Health and Social Services
    This guide for caregivers offers many resources to help with both health and wellness and clarifies responsibilities as caregivers. Use this resource to learn more tips relating to caregiving and planning for the future.
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    The Symptoms of Caregiver Stress

    New Brunswick Home Support Association
    If you are a caregiver that is under stress, consider building a support network in order to reduce the burden on yourself. Use this resource to learn about ways to overcome stress such as exercising more and getting more sleep.
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    What is Compassion Fatigue?

    New Brunswick Home Support Association
    Learn more about the symptoms of caregiver compassion fatigue and ways you can overcome this stress and maintain your mental health.
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    Caregivers Guide

    New Brunswick Home Support Association
    This guide for caregivers offers many resources to help with both health and wellness and clarifies responsibilities as caregivers. Use this resource to learn more tips relating to caregiving.
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    10 Ways for Seniors to Stay Engaged in Their Community

    SeniorsZen
    This resource describes ways in which seniors are staying engaged in their communities through volunteering, taking classes, staying active, joining seniors centres and other activities.
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    Thinking About Aging In Place

    Government of Alberta
    Consider practical advice for aging in your own community such as planning for social support, health needs and financial security.
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    Hobbies for the Elderly to Maintain Mental Health

    Elder Care ABC blog
    Consider how older adults experience mental health concerns as they age and ways to overcome physical limits.
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    Five Popular Hobbies That Appeal to Senior Citizens

    Elder Care ABC blog
    Consider hobbies such as scrapbooking, golfing, quilting, stamp collecting and fishing that help older adults connect with others and stay sharp.
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    How to Organize a Retreat

    Next Avenue
    Consider planning a group retreat with friends who share a common interest such as arts, religion or physical activities. Use resource to plan details such as location, agenda and budget.
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    Senior Loneliness & Isolation - A Growing Epidemic

    Seniority: The Mavencare Blog
    Learn about the causes of social isolation and loneliness in older adults, how it impacts their lives and current solutions taken by communities worldwide.
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    Coping with Elderly Loneliness: How to Help Seniors with Loneliness

    The Care Guide: Source for Seniors
    Learn about causes of loneliness in seniors such as loss of relatives, poor physical health, and lack of transport. Watch out for symptoms such as sadness, lack of motivation or sleep disturbances.
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    Build your own Utility Shed

    Men's Sheds
    As part of the Men’s Shed initiative, this resource gives a step-by-step guide on how to build a shed by following local laws.
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    Men's Sheds: About Sheds

    Men's Sheds
    Learn about Men’s Sheds as a gathering space for men to socialize and to do activities. Resource clarifies the history and purpose of Men’s Sheds.
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    Men's Sheds Canada Toolkit

    Men's Sheds
    Men’s Sheds are a place for men to socialize and do group activities. Learn how to start and develop a Men’s Shed to support men’s mental health.
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    Coping with becoming a widow or widower

    Retire Happy
    This resource explains the difficulties that widowers experience after the loss of a loved one. Use this resource to learn more about other senior’s experiences and how they have overcome their isolation.
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    Best Social Activities for Seniors

    Retired Brains
    Use this resource for inspiration on how to stay social and active throughout your retirement. Some examples of proposed activities include, volunteering, joining a club, taking a class and staying physically active.
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    Tips on Avoiding Caregiver Burnout

    Benzie Senior Resources
    Resource describes signs and causes of caregiver burnout in detail. Consider setting realistic goals, speaking to trusted friends and talk to a professional.
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    What Is Caregiving?

    Benzie Senior Resources
    Learn about the responsibilities and burdens of caregivers. Resource shares how to make your house safer for older adults and how to take care of your mental health.
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    What You Can Expect From A Great Assisted Living Community

    Caring.com
    This resource shares good qualities from assisted living communities such as listening to resident issues, promoting a community environment, allowing faith practice and being pet friendly.
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    Seniors’ Falls Can Be Prevented

    BC injury research and prevention unit
    This detailed research article shares the health and societal impact of falls on older adults in Canada as well as physical, environmental, and social risks for falling. Learn how to decrease risk of falling at home and in the community.
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    Are you dating? Older Adults and Healthy Relationships

    Government of BC
    Use this resource to learn more about healthy older adult relationships and tips to stay safe while still having a good time dating others. Some examples of unhealthy relationships are also given along with resources that be useful this happens.
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    Care conversations, it's about you and the person you support

    Government of Canada - Living in Canada
    Consider having an open and honest discussion with the person you care for to discuss how much you are able to help and understand the person’s needs and wishes. Create a written format of their wishes and learn about their condition.
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    ARCHIVED: Section IV: Age-Friendly Rural and Remote Communities – Checklist of Age-Friendly Features

    Public Health Agency of Canada (aging & seniors)
    This resource shares a list of features to make communities more age-friendly. Consider changing outdoor spaces, transport, housing and community services to help the elderly.
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    Bruno and Alice—A love story in twelve parts about seniors and safety

    Public Health Agency of Canada (aging & seniors)
    Learn about simple steps seniors can take to prevent injuries by making their home safer and watching out for risks. Resource shares a story to demonstrate common risks and adjustments.
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    Thinking about aging in place

    Health Canada
    Plan to live in your community by making changes to your home. Consider moving to a community with social support, services, transport and other aging-related needs.
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    Alzheimer's: Caring for Someone Else

    Bright Focus Foundation
    If you are caring for loved one with Alzheimer's disease, remember to take care of yourself first. Try these tips to manage your stress, but seek out professional help if your stress becomes unbearable.
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    Spirituality and life-limiting illness

    Canadian Virtual Hospice
    A terminal illness may cause you to think seriously about death and dying. You may have spiritual questions about relationships and the meaning of life. Talking about spiritual feelings may help you cope and improve your quality of life.
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    Finding a spiritual companion

    Canadian Virtual Hospice
    You might find that a spiritual companion helps you talk about your feelings when you are dying. Your spiritual companion can be anyone that you can talk to, like family or friends.
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    Rituals for patients and families

    Canadian Virtual Hospice
    You can create a ritual for your family to continue after you pass away. You might like to include a tradition, writing letters, or arranging a visit to a special place together.
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    Children at the bedside of a dying family member or friend

    Canadian Virtual Hospice
    Children may want to spend time with their dying loved one. Prepare them for the visit, answer their questions honestly, and show them experiencing grief is normal.
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    Preventing abuse and neglect of older adults

    Health Link B.C.
    Abuse can affect your health, happiness, and safety and should not be ignored. Abuse can be physical, emotional, financial, sexual or neglect. Tell someone right away if you are being abused.
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    Tips for visiting

    Canadian Virtual Hospice
    When visiting a loved one, call ahead and avoid interfering with regular schedules. Offer to help with errands and be sensitive to the person's needs and wishes.
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    What do I say?

    Canadian Virtual Hospice
    Be yourself when talking to someone with an illness. Think about what you would have talked about together before the person was sick. Be sensitive, listen carefully and provide reassurance.
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    Sharing your story

    Canadian Virtual Hospice
    Sharing your personal illness story can help you reflect on and cope with your illness experience. This resource has guidance about how to think about and share your story.
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    How to volunteer

    NHS Choices
    Volunteering can be a rewarding way to help others in your spare time. Think about what kind of volunteering you would like to do, and look for volunteer opportunities through your employer or online.
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    Civic participation of older adults: Beyond volunteering

    Civic participation is a pillar of our communities, and can help people keep a healthy, active and engaged life.
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    Grandparents' parenting skills: Learning how to better care for your grandchildren

    Parents are primarily responsible for meeting the needs of children, but grandparents play an increasing role in this area. Although they have some experience, having raised their own children, grandparents may face new challenges, some of which are unique to their grandchildren's generation. Can parenting interventions equip them to fulfil their role with grandchildren?
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    Immersive technologies to address social isolation: Is a technological solution feasible and desirable?

    Immersive technologies are developing at great speed and have spread to many areas. While some envision that immersive technologies could alleviate social isolation and loneliness, the evidence remains limited and some experts have expressed concerns that they may actually exacerbate social isolation.
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    Cultivating health and well-being

    Gardening is more than a hobby. It is an amazing activity that can have positive effects on health and well-being. Before taking out your shovels and rakes, plan your gardening activities carefully: think about your health and safety, adapt your activities, and socialize.
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    Aging behind bars

    Aging behind bars poses challenges. Since the vast majority of inmates end up being released into the community, it is important to look into how prison conditions affect older inmates and the support provided to them in order to ensure the success of their rehabilitation and social reintegration.
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    Tackling a silent beast : Strategies for reducing loneliness and social isolation

    Older adults are especially at risk of experiencing social isolation and loneliness. The characteristics of strategies tackling these issues are important factors in determining whether or not they work.
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    How online learning can support optimal aging

    Many people have the desire to learn throughout their lives. No wonder so many older adults go back to school, while others turn to online learning!
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    Intergenerational programs: It takes a village to age optimally

    Intergenerational programs seem to benefit young people, older adults, and society as a whole. Let's learn how to build strong communities with strong intergenerational bonds!
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    Be prepared: Tips for facing disasters

    Climate change and rapid urbanization can increase the intensity and frequency of disasters. Many factors influence people’s ability to cope with disasters, such as age, health status, income, social support, and the communication channels used to inform them.
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    Addressing the social needs of older adults: A contributing factor to their health and well-being

    No matter our age, we all have social needs. Volunteering or participating in social activities appears to be the key to address the needs of older adults for greater proximity, meaningful relationships and reciprocity.
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    Companion animals: can they alleviate loneliness among older adults?

    Companion animals and animal-assisted therapies can improve the physical and mental health of older adults, and animal-assisted therapies appear promising to alleviate loneliness among older adults.
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    A safe place: Fostering older adults’ sense of security

    Fear of crime is associated with negative effects on health and well-being, regardless of age. This fear can be amplified among older adults who are vulnerable, frail, socially isolated, and who no longer benefit from the same family and community support. Discover what the research tells us about strategies to reduce crime and reduce the fear of crime in your community.
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    Get back to your artistic passions to boost your health and well-being

    Arts have beneficial effects on patients, but also on community-dwelling older adults. It may be time to wake the artist inside you.
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    Public libraries: Community hubs responding to the needs of older adults

    Public libraries play a significant role in meeting the educational, informational, cultural, recreational, health and social-care needs of older adults.
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    Gentrification: When neighbourhoods change, lives change

    Sometimes central and disadvantaged neighbourhoods experience major changes, referred to as gentrification. Neighbourhood gentrification can have a significant impact on older adults who often have low and fixed incomes.
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    The men’s sheds : A safe and inclusive space for older men

    Developing activities to promote social activity among older men, especially those who are lonely or socially isolated, is complex. "Men's sheds" can have beneficial effects on mental health and social well-being by allowing men to work, break social isolation and give back to their community.
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    Breaking down the walls of solitude

    Many older adults suffer from loneliness, which is often exacerbated by illnesses or the loss of a loved one. Older adults have different strategies for dealing with loneliness, but those around them also need to help break down the walls of solitude.
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    The sound of music: promoting the social well-being of older adults with dementia and their caregivers

    Music can promote the social well-being of older adults with dementia and their caregivers. Let the sound of music brighten up our homes and communities for the well-being of older adults and their caregivers.
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    Depression got you down? Try these 3 self-care strategies

    Coping with depression can feel like an uphill battle. In addition to treatments prescribed by your doctor, taking an active role in your treatment through self-care strategies – such as exercise, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and reminiscence therapy – can make a big difference in how you feel.
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    More connected than ever!

    'Ambient intelligence' technologies and social networks are promising ways to foster interactions and prevent some aging-related problems.
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    Break the cycle of isolation and stay healthy: Get involved in your community!

    Volunteering is a form of civic engagement that builds on the experience of older adults and breaks down social isolation, while providing them with a sense of accomplishment and belonging to the community. Concrete measures can encourage the engagement of older adults and maintain their participation in volunteer activities.
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    Regaining language skills after a stroke: Will speech therapy help?

    Recovering from a stroke often includes recovering language and communications skills. Speech language therapy can help.
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    No one left out: Breaking down cultural barriers to support healthy aging

    Not everyone has the same opportunity to access health promotion programs that can save lives and prevent serious illness. Culturally customized materials and approaches can help.
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    5 tips to stay healthy at home

    Research-based recommendations to stay in your home and community safely, independently and comfortably for as long as possible.
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    Combat loneliness and depression by sharing memories: Relive those glory days!

    One of the pleasures in life is spending time with family and friends. Another is getting together to relive those good times and memorable moments. New research shows that group activities involving reminiscing can help relieve loneliness and depression.
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    Exercise plays an active role in treating depression

    Depression is a serious chronic disorder common among older adults. Exercise is recommended as part of a depression treatment plan.
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    Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy helps prevent relapse in people with depression

    Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy can help prevent relapse among people with depression.
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    Caring for the caregivers: Who is meeting the care needs of older adults?

    Families of older adults continue to provide the vast majority of care for their members when necessary. Changes in modern society necessitate support for them from the formal healthcare system.
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    Congratulations, you’ve finally reached retirement... now what?

    Retirement can impact both physical and emotional health. Engaging in meaningful social relationships and roles contributes to optimal health and well being.
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    Join a walking group to improve your health!

    Walking can contribute to improved health, and walking in groups offers additional benefits.
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    Loneliness hurts. How to recognize loneliness as a health concern.

    Many older adults are lonely and this could affect their overall health. Changing negative or wrong perceptions about oneself and others is a solution to loneliness.
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    Social isolation: what is it and why is it important to your health?

    Social isolation should be considered a health risk. Many older adults are socially isolated and this should be of concern to all of us. We need more research on the best way to deal with it.
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    Multimorbidity: how to improve quality of life when managing several chronic health conditions

    If you have 3 or more health conditions, ask your family doctor about better ways to coordinate your care with other health professionals, and how you might decrease important health risks or improve key functional activities.
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    If I laugh too hard, I’ll pee my pants! Social isolation and urinary incontinence: there are many effective treatments.

    There are many effective treatments for incontinence, so talk to your health professional, and stop suffering in isolation.

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