Seven best-practice interventions for older adults’ and seniors’ mental health were recently added to the Canadian Best Practices Portal (CBPP). The interventions are titled Healthy and Vital; Managing your Retirement Goals; Mental Fitness for Life; Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives for Seniors (PEARLS); Seniors Active Living in Vulnerable Elders (ALIVE) Program; Senior Health and Physical Exercise (SHAPE) Project; and Vital Aging M (Vivir con vitalidad-M).
CBPP is a compendium of community interventions related to chronic-disease prevention and health promotion that have been evaluated, have been shown to be successful, and have the potential to be adapted and replicated by other health practitioners working in similar fields. The public health program portal is intended to help improve decision-making by enabling front-line health practitioners to access well-evaluated and effective chronic-disease prevention and health promotion interventions.
To view the interventions, go to cbpp-pcpe.phac-aspc.gc.ca and search by Population — both Older Adults (age 50-69) and Seniors (70+) — combined with Health Promotion Topic — Mental Health.