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Phone Assurance Program

April 2, 2020

Stay Connected with our new Phone Assurance Program In this unprecedented time of social isolation, apprehension and unique challenges, Links2Care is reaching out to new and existing clients through our new Phone Assurance Program. Participants will benefit from friendly, reassuring, regular phone contact from staff and volunteers with a goal to alleviate anxiety, link people… Continue reading Phone Assurance Program

Connection in Action

March 30, 2020

Connection in Action Halton Initiative Social Isolation Among Older Adults – Every Door is the Right Door What is the Connection in Action Halton Initiative all about? Through collaboration and partnership, we are a group of organizations who have come together to address social isolation among adults 55 and older living in Halton. The Initiative… Continue reading Connection in Action

CONTACT US

March 26, 2020

To learn more about the Connection in Action Halton Initiative Leave us a message below Call 905-844-0252 Email oai.halton@gmail.com Follow us on Facebook and Twitter To get help If you or someone you know is at risk of or currently experiencing social isolation (no cost to Halton adults aged 55 and older) Submit a completed… Continue reading CONTACT US

PARTNERS

March 26, 2020

INFORMATION & REPORTS

March 26, 2020

Information and Reports on Social Isolation and Loneliness Community Development Halton: Our Halton 2018 Seniors Report Community Development Halton: Seniors Loneliness and Social Isolation 2016 Report Community Safety & Well-Being Halton: A Plan for Collaboration & Action Hamilton Seniors Isolation Impact Plan National Seniors Council: Report on the Social Isolation of Seniors 2013-2014 National Institute… Continue reading INFORMATION & REPORTS

GET INVOLVED

March 26, 2020

How to get Involved in the Connection in Action Pilot Project LITE Education (Loneliness, Isolation to Empowerment) If you’re an organization or service provider that supports adults aged 55 and older, consider joining us for educational sessions that help to build the community’s capacity to identify and support social isolation and loneliness among adults over… Continue reading GET INVOLVED

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

March 26, 2020

Community Resources for Social Isolation and Loneliness Ontario 211: A helpline and online database of Ontario’s Community and Social Services available in over 150 different languages. Dial 2-1-1 or visit https://211ontario.ca/ Halton 311: A non-emergency telephone number providing direct access to Halton government services. The helpline provides free multilingual assistance and allows citizens to request… Continue reading COMMUNITY RESOURCES

CONNECTION SPECIALIST

March 26, 2020

Connection Specialist The Connection in Action Initiative is directly supporting community members 55 and older across Halton who may be at risk of or experiencing social isolation through one-on-one assistance with a Connection Specialist who is specially trained to support adults 55 and older with accessing information and resources in their community to increase their… Continue reading CONNECTION SPECIALIST

SIGNS

March 26, 2020

Signs of Social Isolation and Loneliness Social isolation and loneliness are often connected and intertwined but the terms refer to different objective and subjective experiences. Social isolation is defined as having low quantity and quality of interactions with others, whereas loneliness is an individual’s perception of the quality of those interactions. An individual can be… Continue reading SIGNS

FACTORS

March 26, 2020

Risk Factors and Barriers to Social Isolation There are many risk factors and barriers that can contribute to social isolation among adults 55 and older including life transitions that shift roles and responsibilities and age-related changes affecting vision or hearing. The risk factors and barriers are often unique for each person and can include individual,… Continue reading FACTORS

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