Name of Committee: Cambridge Council on Aging

Population: 129,920

Contact:

Program Description

The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health was pleased to host a Research and Innovation in Aging Forum webinar featuring Michael Nicin, Executive Director, National Institute on Ageing, Ryerson University. This included an introduction to the concept of social capital, a discussion of social capital and seniors in Toronto and suggestions for targeted solutions and opportunity to flag current gaps. 

This study established baseline information about quality of life for urban Aboriginal peoples using the mixed methods approach of Community-University Institute for Social Research. 40 pages. Last reviewed November, 2018.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources related to building and/or maintaining social capital in older age. Topics include:

  • benefits
  • interventions
  • relationship between social capital and cognitive function
  • relationship between social capital and health
  • personal strategies utilized by those with intellectual disabilities
  • restrictions in those with chronic disease
  • social participation in those with vision loss
  • how age-friendly communities can foster social participation

2 pages. Last reviewed December 2019.

 

Name of Committee: Toronto Seniors Strategy Accountability Table 

Population: 2, 731,571

Contact: Andrea Austen (Manager, Seniors Transition Office) Andrea.Austen@toronto.ca

Program Description:

Name of Committee: Older Adult Advisory Committee

Population: 61,735

Contact:

This research article reviews community participation restriction in adults 50 years and older with condition-associated burden across a number of variables. 11 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

The objective of this study was to examine the personal characteristics, disease-related impairment variables, such as activity limitations and environmental factors as correlates of social participation in older adults with vision loss. The investigators utilized the WHO's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Model. 11 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

AFC Communities in Western Ontario

Population: 133,113

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Program Description

AFC Communities in Northern Ontario

Name of Committee: Fort Frances Age-friendly Committee

Population: 7,739

Contact

Program Description

The AFC work is led by a community based organization/network. The community is currently working on implementing the tasks of their Action Plan. Their focus areas are transportation, isolation/inclusion and assistive living.

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