Throughout our lives, we thrive on our relationships. Meaningful connections with family, friends, neighbours, colleagues and our communities keep us engaged and socially active, contributing to happiness and better emotional, mental and physical health.
But social isolation can affect anyone, especially retired individuals. Often, after losing a spouse, or experiencing decreased mobility or cognitive decline, seniors may become increasingly isolated from their friends, family and community.
Social Isolation Awareness Month
The RTO/ERO Foundation’s month-long Engage: End Isolation campaign will deepen the national dialogue on connecting and engaging Canada’s seniors by:
- Raising awareness through information, facts, tips and action ideas
- Empowering people to recognize and help those who are socially frail
- Supporting programs and research on social isolation
Join the Challenge
This October, reach out and connect with aging Canadians in your community. Through the RTO/ERO Foundation’s Engage: End Isolation Campaign, we will send you ideas during October on how to raise awareness and take action on moving Canada’s seniors from isolation to inclusion.
Visit www.embrace-aging.ca/endisolation to join the challenge.