New project to reduce social isolation in seniors announced

Posted on April 27 2016

Seven projects - including one spearheaded by Sage - that make up the Pan-Edmonton Group Addressing Social Isolation (PEGASIS) Impact Plan will increase community participation among seniors while connecting them to essential social services and support. Seniors in Edmonton, including immigrant seniors and seniors with mental and physical disabilities, will directly benefit from services that include assisted transportation, community resource guides, nutritional assessments, door-to-door visits and community-based English as an alternate language classes. The overall impact of this concerted effort will have far-reaching benefits for Edmonton-area seniors affected by isolation and for the collaborating network of Edmonton seniors-serving organizations.

Sage is responsible for the Specialized Outreach and Case Finding project and will recruit volunteers to reach out to seniors with low resources, through friendly door-to-door visitor programs and telephone reassurance. Seniors will also be connected to drop-in events, resources, supports and services through this program.

We are currently recruiting three Community Navigators to help execute the program. Click here to see the full job description. 

PEGASIS is funded by the Government of Canada through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (Pan-Canadian Projects). Click here to see the media release.

 

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