Sheridan Centre for Elder Research
This educational PowerPoint presentation is intended to be used as a training resource and can be reviewed individually or as part of a group training session. It will allow you and your staff to review the risk factors that contribute to social isolation and loneliness, and learn about why/how immigration can be a risk factor for social isolation/loneliness. This training module will also encourage you to consider and discuss which risk factors might affect the older adults you work with and consider solutions.
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.