The authors investigated the consequences of subjective experiences of neighbourhood safety and social cohesion on older adults mental health. Their findings suggest the importance of promoting perceived neighbourhood safety and social cohesion particularly for those with functional limitations. 11 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This paper discusses research which examines how a collaborative community approach can promote successful aging in place for older adults who engage in hoarding behaviours. 8 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

The authors investigated both neighbourhood and home as socio-spatial realms of older adults and explored the relationship between health and place. They also looked at objective and subjective measures and their associations with cognition. 11 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This toolkit was prepared by Dr. Penny MacCourt for the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Forum of Ministers Responsible for Seniors (Canada). It includes ideas and examples of exchange events, suggestions for next steps, instructions for facilitators, tools, an event planning checklist, sample invitation, key presentation slides, event feedback form, reporting template and more. 76 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This report for the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors (Canada) provides an introduction to the issue of social isolation, how to prevent and address social isolation and suggestions for next steps. 56 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to suicide risk facts, screening tools and preventative strategies. Themes include:

  • anti-depressant usage and suicide risk
  • mental and medical health issues and suicide risk
  • screening and assessment in variety of sectors
  • promoting emotional health
  • dementia and suicidal behaviour

5 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

This paper describes the context of later life and what resilience means in this context. Several points are reviewed regarding the development and function of resilience in the oldest-old and the younger old cohorts. 8 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This panel presentation included introductions to memory loss supports in South East Ontario in the primary care by Dianne McIntyre, geriatric psychiatry outreach by Dr. Melissa Andrews and geriatric medicine settings by Dr. John Puxty. 57 slidees. Last reviewed by May 2018.

This presentation was given by Dr. Parminder Raina on May 25, 2018 and reviewed highlights of the key findings and baseline data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging.  40 slides. Last reviewed May 2018.

This report presents key findings on physical, mental, and social aspects of aging using data collected from 50,000 Canadians aged 45-85. It highlights insights related to: physical and psychological health, loneliness and social isolation, caregiving and care receiving, transportation and mobility, work and retirement, physical function, disability and falls, lesbian, gay and bisexual aging, and lifestyle and behaviour, among others. 210 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.