September 25, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 pm EDT. Join presenter Peter Block as he speaks to the concept of a neighbourly economy and building 'Abundant Community' in neighbourhoods to support positive health outcomes, better distributed wealth and engaging children, seniors and neighbours in creating an educating neighbourhood.  For more information or to register click here.

This month's reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources on the importance of resilience and how to support resilience in older adults. Themes include:

  • resilience in the presence of disease
  • social and community supports and considerations
  • family and caregiver resilience
  • measuring resilience

6 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This thesis explores how the aging body is affected by carceral space and the nature of living within confined spaces. 

This document provides an overview of issues related to the use of solitary conferment in the Canadian correctional setting. It provides statistics and speaks to issues related to psychological harm and human rights.

This publication outlines recommendations made by the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry including the identification of future research directions. 4 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.  

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources to support older adults to age in place. These include research articles, resources to share with older adults and their carepartners, publications on community based strategies and initiatives, studies on the impact of neighbourhood on the health or older adults and  information on technology to support aging in place. 4 pages. Last reviewed July 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 article discusses the need for neighborhood-level interventions and relocation support for older adults to help promote and support health in later life. 10 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

The authors investigated the consequences of subjective experiences of neighbourhood safety and social cohesion on older adults mental health. Their findings suggest the importance of promoting perceived neighbourhood safety and social cohesion particularly for those with functional limitations. 11 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

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