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Coping with Loneliness – A Resource for Older Adults is a reflection tool that includes prompts and activities to help a lonely older adult consider their feelings and come up with potential solutions by taking stock of their feelings, strengths and supports. This resource can be completed by an older adult individually, with the assistance of others, or in a group setting.
This document is available in the following languages: English, Arabic, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu
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.
social isolation, loneliness, older adult, immigrant, connected communities, immigration, settlement, community development, toolkit, resource, Canada, Ontario, Halton, Peel
Community-Based Research | Gerontology | Health Services Research | Social Work
This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
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Sheridan Centre for Elder Research, "Coping with Loneliness – A Resource for Older Adults" (2019). Coping with Loneliness – A Resource for Older Adults. 1.
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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was accurate as of the time of publication, but please be aware that some of the information may have changed or may be out of date if accessed in the years following that.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.