Resources

Sage has compiled a number of resources for the general public or other organizations to use for their information.

Elder Abuse Protocol
Dementia Protocol 

See below for more information on the following:

  • Edmonton Hoarding Coalition - Snapshot of Hoarding in Edmonton
  • Finding Isolated, At Risk Seniors Project
  • Age-ing to Sage-ing (A2S)
  • Into the Closet Again? An Assessment of Housing Needs and Preferences for LGBTQ2S Seniors and Soon-to-be Seniors in Edmonton
  • A Proposal for an Integrated Community Response to Hoarding in Edmonton
  • Gifts of a Lifetime: The Contributions of Older Adults
  • Older Canadians Workshop Fact Sheets
  • Aging in Alberta Report
  • Peer to Peer Support Program
  • Edmonton SeniorNet
  • Wills and Estates Information

Edmonton Hoarding Coalition - Snapshot of Hoarding in Edmonton

This data collection project supports the Edmonton Hoarding Coalition's goal of building capacity for an integrated community response to cases of hoarding. The ‘snapshot’ of hoarding in the city of Edmonton can be used to support associated policies and services. A thorough understanding of the social and financial effects of hoarding disorder will be crucial for assessing the extent to which cases of hoarding contribute to the current public health burden.

Snapshot

Finding Isolated, At Risk Seniors

The Finding Isolated, At Risk Seniors Project worked to broaden the boundaries of outreach to seniors in the City of Edmonton through researching best practice in reaching isolated seniors, and developing and pilot testing an Edmonton model based on the research. 

Final Report

Age-ing to Sage-ing Final Report

From Age-ing to Sage-ing (A2S) is a promising community development project that encouraged seniors to explore their ‘gifts’ and how they could offer them to support children living in poverty in their neighbourhood. This one-year project (2014-2015) took place in the Beverly area of Northeast Edmonton.

This hopeful community development approach supports neighbours supporting each other. It can surface hidden resources, ways of knowing, deep caring and a sense of belonging, which is so essential to our collective well-being.

Final Report


Into the Closet Again? An Assessment of Housing Needs and Preferences for LGBTQ2S Seniors and Soon-to-be Seniors in Edmonton

For older adults who identify as LGBTQ2S, the availability of respectful and inclusive housing choices is on the horizon. A group of individuals came together in mid-2013 with a shared interest in learning about housing needs and preferences for LGBTQ2S individuals moving into or already in their senior years. Their interest was prompted both by a desire to shape future options and by a concern that ‘out’ seniors would feel the need to back go ‘into the closet again’ if they move into a congregate facility.

Final Report

LGBTQ Seniors and Housing Annotated Bibliography

Summary/Analysis of Survey - LGBTTQ Older Adults Symposium - Edmonton 2015 (VIDEO)

Tim Johnston Speaks - LGBTTQ Older Adults Symposium - Edmonton 2015 (VIDEO)

 

A Proposal for an Integrated Community Response to Hoarding in Edmonton

This report was prepared by Sage in collaboration with community partners and made possible by funds provided by Edmonton Community Foundation.

A Proposal for an Integrated Community Response to Hoarding in Edmonton

A Proposal for an Integrated Community Response to Hoarding - APPENDICES

 

Gifts of a Lifetime: The Contributions of Older Adults

This report was prepared by the University of Alberta (Zhaowen Mei, M.Sc., Janet Fast, PhD. and Jacquie Eales, M.Sc.), in partnership with Sage's Advocacy Committee.

Gifts of a Lifetime

 

Older Canadians - Burden or Benefit? Workshop Fact Sheets

These fact sheets were prepared by University of Alberta researchers for Sage's Older Canadians - Burden or Benefit? Workshop on June 14, 2013.

Older Canadians as Employees

Older Canadians as Volunteers

Older Canadians Provide Care

 

Aging in Alberta

“Let’s Talk about Aging: Aging Well in Alberta” is a report by the Chief Medical Officer of Health of the Alberta Government. This document explores what it means to age well in Alberta.

The report has been compiled in a scrapbook format, with inserts throughout to add to the appeal of the document.  Please click on the links below to direct you to the report and the inserts. You may need to allow a few minutes for each document to open.

Aging in Alberta Report 2013

Aging in Albert Report Inserts 2013

 

Peer to Peer Support Program

Sage received funding from the Government of Canada New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) to create a "Peer to Peer Support Program" that would address the needs of isolated seniors. The project was completed in December 2009.

The Peer to Peer Support Program's objective was to reduce social isolation by connecting seniors to seniors through a program that recruited, screened, trained, and matched active and highly skilled seniors, called Mentors, with isolated seniors, called Partners.

Many Edmonton agencies shared their experiences as the project unfolded. Sage thanks them for their time, expertise, and willingness to share. A list of participants can be found in Appendix A.

A pilot program was conducted to test the program. Evaluations completed by Mentors and Partners were used to make improvements. This manual is based on that experience.

The manual is designed to help other seniors-serving agencies develop similar programs in the hope that it will contribute to building community capacity. All of the processes, sample forms, and training modules may be reproduced or adapted.

Sage is grateful to the volunteers who participated in focus groups and interviews prior to the pilot and the volunteer Peer Mentors and their Peer Partners who agreed to participate in it. This manual is dedicated to them.

Peer to Peer Support Program Manual

 

Edmonton SeniorNet

Sage received funding from the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program for the project Emerging Social Media, later re-named Edmonton SeniorNet.

The project aimed to reduce feelings of social isolation among seniors by helping them connect with family, friends and their community through social media sites such as: Facebook, Twitter and Skype.

For the full report on this project, please click here. Seniors serving organizations interested in learning more about this program or accessing course resources, should contact rtassone@mysage.ca.

 

Wills and Estates Information

The Edmonton Community Legal Centre (ECLC) has various legal resources including Wills and Estates information resources. Please click here for more information.

Have questions about issues that affect older adults, including resources on planning for the future such as writing a Will, Power of Attorney or Personal Directive? Click here for more information.

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