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 Focus Group Participants in our communities across the country to join our research study Now in phase 2 of the research project, we are now looking to recruit individuals from across the country to inform our final revision of the workbook contents!
Members will be asked to partake in 8 FREE weekly sessions of 1.5 hours each (both Virtual or in-person options available in certain areas) to review each of our 8 workbook chapters in an interactive, and collaborative way. Your involvement in this phase of the research project makes it possible for us to publish a final version that reflects important resources to help learn how to stay engaged and active in the community in the process of aging. Focus group members play an essential role in the project by:
Bringing in their personal and community perspectives on Aging and Well-being to the table
Contributing to our interactive discussion sessions with other seniors in our community.
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 1.5 hours per week starting early February 2022. See application forms below for further details and selection criteria.
**** WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FOCUS GROUP PARTICIPANTS (closed March 01, 2022)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org are we will be happy to assist you with your application.
About the Project
The project will be a collective initiative with seniors in the community being actively involved in the creation
of a unique, collaborative, and inclusive
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!
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.
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.