Healthy Aging Collective

Collectif Vieillir en Santé

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The Healthy Aging Collective is a program developed by Bloom as part of the efforts to support seniors by consulting and developing more inclusive and current resources for Healthy Aging. 

 

The program is funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) The NHSP is a federal grant that provides funding for projects that make a difference in the lives of seniors in the community, and also approved under Research Board Ethics at Algonquin College, for a Research study

aimed towards older adult experience in the consultative approach.

We are seeking for ten (10) leaders in our communities across the country to join our advisory committee. These leaders will play an important role as part of our initiative by:

  • Representing their province/geographical areas and communities they are a part of

  • Bringing in their personal and community perspectives on Aging and Well-being to the table

  • Contributing to the facilitation of our interactive discussion sessions and focus groups

  • Being recognized as an official contributor to the 'Wellness Workbook' that will be published in 2022.

Leaders must be over the age of 50 yrs old, and  available to meet virtually and dedicate approximately 2-3 hours per week from November to Februrary 2021. See nomination and application forms below for further details and selection criteria.

You know someone in your community who you think could make a difference and would be a good representative of your groups and communities? NOMINATE THEM TODAY!

 WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS & NOMINATIONS FOR 2021 SENIOR LEADERSHIP ROLES (closes December 15th, 2021. 4pm)

Please note that other formats are available (e.g. pdf form, mail-in versions, etc.) for the application/nomination forms, simply reach out to us at healthyagingcollective@outlook.com are we will be happy to assist you with your application.

About the Project

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The project will be a collective initiative with seniors in the community being actively involved in the creation

of a unique, collaborative, and inclusive

Wellness Resource. 

The Wellness Collective Workbook will be entirely developed by independent seniors 50 years of age or older from our communities across the country coming together collectively in focus groups that will develop the tool collaboratively

under our guidance and support.

The collective resource aims to give seniors, caregivers, and healthcare workers the tools to help stimulate, engage, and connect seniors across Canada.

Are you a private/non-profit/public organization, and are interested in

promoting and participating in the project with your members? 

Contact us for more information on how to get involved!

Project goals

The goal of this project is to promote healthy aging, social engagement, and inclusion. It has been developed to be delivered virtually in response to the social isolation and mental health decline that seniors are facing as a result of the global pandemic.

 

Our team of Recreation therapists will ensure that all sorts of supports and resources are offered to our participants to help them navigate the virtual platforms.

We hope to offer a safe space to space for you to share, empathize, learn, grow and experience vitality.

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The Wellness Workbook

The final component of the Healthy Aging Collective will include the evaluation of outcomes and final recommendations from our leaders and focus groups, with the intent of publishing the first edition of this collective workbook. 

We aim to publish the workbook early 2022, which will be available for purchase in digital and hard copies, to the general public. All proceeds of this first edition going towards funding a second edition of the project next year, along with donations to charities supporting seniors in our community. 

For more information on the project or any inquiries please contact us at healthyagingcollective@outlook.com