On May 25, 2018 Jen Recknagel of UHN OPENLAB gave this presentation providing an overview of a series of projects looking at the experience of aging in the healthcare system and an exploratory research project looking at grassroots models of seniors supportive living.
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.
This webinar focused on the safety and well-being of seniors within the context of climate change. The presentation described seniors' unique characteristics that put them at risk to climate change and shared specific recommendations to enhance their resilience. Last reviewed May 2018.
This publication describes a study investigating the relationship between social engagement restrictions and chronic conditions, health status, support, quality of life implications, self-care barriers, caregiving and demographics. 13 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.
The authors aimed to determine whether a representative national probability sample of US community-dwelling older adults who reported less social support also reported poorer general health status. 7 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.
This study sought to examine satisfaction with social support as a potentially modifiable factor that might facilitate the development of more positive attitudes to aging. 27 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.
This study systematically reviewed the definitions, methodological approaches and determinant models associated with resilience among caregivers of people with dementia. 9 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.