WHAT IS THE COMMUNITY CONNECTOR PROGRAM?
The Community Connector Program is a community-based approach using trained community members to identify socially isolated 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 health and social impact of social isolation and loneliness and how to refer isolated older adults to community supports.
COMMUNITY CONNECTOR WORKSHOP: TARGETING SOCIAL ISOLATION, TOGETHER E-MODULE
If you are a health professional wanting to take our Community Connectors training, please click the e-module button to sign up and receive access to the Community Connectors e-module.
OUR COMMUNITY CONNECTOR
WORKSHOP LEARNING OBJECTIVES
1. Describe why it is important to focus on socially isolated older adults.
2. Discuss the role of Community Connectors.
3. Learn major risk factors and signs of social isolation and loneliness.
4. Describe how to refer a socially isolated older adult living in Manitoba to A & O: Support Services for Older Adults Inc.