This publication provides a comprehensive overview of historical, contemporary and emergent issues related to Two-Spirit health. 32 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This paper includes a summary of previously published data on Aboriginal peoples and 2006 Census information, a comparison of older Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations, It concludes with a discussion on issues and challenges in improving health outcomes for older Aboriginal Peoples moving forward, 33 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.

 

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.

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