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

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

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

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.

This report examines the benefits of social participation and makes recommendations for a tool or tools based on the evidence to evaluate the impacts of social centres in the future. 84 pages. Last reviewed October 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.

This toolkit is designed to help municipalities to plan to support their older population to age in place.  It includes examples and techniques for coordination and their cost effectiveness. 36 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This article describes a community-based participatory action research project conducted in Western Canada examining how to best use shared spaces in a low-income seniors' apartment complex. 9 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.

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