The Role of Faith Communities in Improving Supports to Reduce Loneliness and Social Isolation in Immigrants 65+
 

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This report titled “The Role of Faith Communities in Improving Supports to Reduce Loneliness and Social Isolation in Immigrants 65+” connects survey findings with the importance of offering programs and services through faith groups and makes recommendations for creative collaborations with them in strengthening the community’s response to unmet needs of older immigrants.

Author Bios: Reshma Banu is a graduate from the Social Service Worker Program – Immigration and Settlement Stream at Sheridan College. Sirena Liladrie is a professor in the Social Service Worker Program at Sheridan College and Principle Investigator of the project. Behije Noka is a graduate of the Social Service Worker Program at Sheridan College.

This resource is included in the Social Isolation and Loneliness Toolkit, created by the Centre for Elder Research in Oakville ON, Canada. The Toolkit is part of a research project titled “Building Connected Communities: improving Community Supports to Reduce Loneliness and Social Isolation in Immigrants 65+”. The research focused on exploring strategies to effectively reach out to, and support, older immigrants who may be experiencing, or are at risk of experiencing, social isolation and/or loneliness.

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2019

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social isolation, loneliness, older adult, immigrant, connected communities, faith communities, immigration, settlement, community development, toolkit, resource, report, Canada, Ontario, Halton, Peel

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Community-Based Research | Gerontology | Health Services Research | Religion | Social Work

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Note: This project was conducted from 2015-19. The Social Isolation and Loneliness Toolkit was published in 2019.

The research team made every effort to ensure information was accurate as of the time of publication, but please be aware that some of the information may have changed or may be out of date if accessed in the years following that. The inclusion of any agency or service in this toolkit does not constitute an endorsement of the service.

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The Role of Faith Communities in Improving Supports to Reduce Loneliness and Social Isolation in Immigrants 65+

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