The Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health is developing guidelines to support health and social service providers to recognize, assess and find ways to help address social isolation and loneliness among older adults in Canada.
They have launched a national survey asking adults who are 65 and older to share their knowledge and insights of social isolation and loneliness. In particular, they are interested in:
- Learning whether/how older adults see social isolation and loneliness as a health issue
- Gauging the awareness of older adults to address experiences of social isolation and loneliness
They would greatly appreciate it if you would complete the survey (if you are eligible) and to share it within your organizations and networks. The survey should take 5-7 minutes to complete. It has been approved by the Queen’s University Health Sciences and Affiliated Teaching Hospitals Research Ethics Board (HSREB). The survey data will help inform the guidelines as well as how they share them.
Survey in English: https://ccsmh.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9vH8q4HsiRf6Ybc
Sondage en franҫais: https://ccsmh.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5A5Cd4MKL77DpnU
For more information, visit https://ccsmh.ca/projects/social-isolation-and-loneliness-in-older-adults/