Gardens and Us

What are the success factors for creating an intergenerational garden? See our Age-friendly Communities Garden Guide, developed as part of our TRUSTUS Intergenerational project. This and other handy tools to be housed on ElderConnect. Coming Soon! #garden #socialconnectedness #elderconnect

Older Canadians on the Move

New report on the diverse transportation needs of older adults. ElderConnect will help local communities navigate and connect around these kinds of issues.   #elderconnect #getconnected #healthyaging

The 4 Pillars of Embrace Aging

As mentioned in the previous post, research indicates that taking a preventative approach and focusing on the social determinants of health can help people achieve an optimal level of health and well‐being.  Using a grassroots approach, ElderConnect™ will support seniors and their caregivers by addressing each of the four pillars and the social determinants of health to which they are linked. Be Well This pillar encompasses information and resources related to health […]

Aging and Living Well

The good news is… we are all living longer. By 2038, people 65 and older will represent a quarter of the population (Statistics Canada 2015), and, in our area, the number of people 75 and older will increase by 125%! The average life expectancy in the Island Health footprint (Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and […]

The Power of Connection

How we connect is really important- sending a simple letter in the mail can touch someones day! Great little video clip and good reflective questions following. Seniors and youth connecting – just the kind of thing our new ElderConnect will help to achieve. The simple exchange of a letter and a phone call reveal how […]