WHAT IS THE COMMUNITY CONNECTOR PROGRAM?
The Community Connector Program is a community-based approach using trained community members to identify at-risk older adults.
WHO ARE COMMUNITY CONNECTORS?
Ideal Community Connectors are individuals who come into contact with older adults through their work or their daily activities.
HOW CAN I LEARN TO BE A COMMUNITY CONNECTOR?
You can sign-up for a workshop that educates Community Connectors about the impacts surrounding social isolation and loneliness in older adults and how to refer isolated older adults to community supports.
WORKSHOP LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Describe why it is important to focus on socially isolated older adults.
Discuss the role of the Community Connector, and how they can contribute to increasing the opportunities for social engagement for at risk older adults.
Understand the risk factors for social isolation and the criteria used to determine if someone should be referred to A&O: Support Services for Older Adults Inc.
Describe how to refer a socially isolated older adult living in Manitoba to A&O: Support Services for Older Adults Inc., a not-for-profit community organization serving older adults and how A&O can help the person.