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Targeting Isolation provides practical research-based information that can be used to help understand and address social isolation and loneliness among older adults.

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social isolation refers to having little to no social contacts and participating in few social activities. 

social connection is important for our health and well-being.

Read our latest report

In this report you will learn how to identify risk factors for social isolation and loneliness and how to assess whether a person should be referred to appropriate community resources.

It showcases how to use our HELPS risk factors and CARED assessment tools. 

This report is designed for people who come in regular contact with older adults in their day-to-day work as well as volunteers, family members, and friends who want to learn more about social isolation and loneliness.

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watch our 5-Part video series

Meet TIMA from Manitoba! Watch our short  5-part video series on signs and risk factors of social isolation and loneliness put together by the Targeting Isolation team.

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Complete our Targeting Isolation e-module

Are you a healthcare worker or community volunteer working with older adults in Manitoba? Complete our e-module (self-paced on-line learning activities) to learn more about:

  • How to talk about loneliness and social isolation

  • How to recognize the signs and risk factors

  • How to refer older adults to community resources in Manitoba.

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