Social Capital & Older Age

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source 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 Nov. 2018.

 

Key Issues in Healthy Aging: Strategies for Health Promotion

This supplement to the Ottawa Charter discusses different elements for consideration in developing health policy. 7 pages. Last reviewed September 2018.

A Snapshot of Population Aging and Intergenerational Relationships in Canada

This publication takes an infographic approach to share information gatered from 2016 Canadian Census data. 8 pages. Last reviewed September 2018.

Social Participation as an Indicator of Successful Aging: An Overview of Concepts and Their Associations with Health

This article describes a study investigating the association between social participation and health in older adults. 8 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.

The Brain and Social Connectedness: GCBH Recommendations on Social Engagement and Brain Health

The purpose of this paper was to provide a summary of research on social engagement and brain health. 28 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.

Daily Living Functioning, Social Engagement and Wellness of Older Adults

This study described in this article aimed to investigate the contributing role of daily living functioning and social engagement in enhancing wellness. 10 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.

Social Participation of Community Living Older Persons: Importance, Determinants and Opportunities

This paper aims to identify factors that hinder or support the social participation of older persons living in the community. 10 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.

Social Participation and Social Engagement of Elderly People

This article explores the personal strategies of elderly people with lifelong intellectual disabilities for social participation as well as the resources they utilize. 6 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.

Tues. Oct. 30th from 8-9 AM EDT.  The webinar will focus on the impacts of ageism, exploring manifestations of ageism in various environments, showcasing good practice examples and engaging in a discussion of next steps. Presented by Prof. Liat Ayalon, Professor - Bar Ilan University, School of Social Work & Coordinator - Marie Curie Innovative Training Network, international Ph.D. program on Ageism and Dr Nena Georgantzi, Policy Coordinator Human Rights & Non-Discrimination, AGE Platform Europe & PhD Fellow, National University of Ireland Galway. To learn more or to register click here.

Association Between Disability and Social Capital Among Community-Dwelling Elderly

This article describes a study investigating the prevalence of disability and its association with social capital among community-dwelling elderly. 13 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.

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