CMHA Ontario launched Living Life to the Full for Older Adult Caregivers on Nov. 1. The three-year program is one of six interconnected projects aimed to reduce social isolation in older adult caregivers in Toronto by 2018.
This project is funded by the New Horizons for Seniors Program through Employment and Social Development Canada. The five other members of the Collective Impact group are The Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto, The Reitman Centre, Mount Sinai Foundation, Woodgreen Community Services and North York Community House.
Living Life to the Full for Older Adult Caregivers also brings together a group of important project partners including the Older Adults Centres Association of Ontario, the Association of Ontario Health Centres, Health Nexus, Toronto Community Housing, CMHA Toronto, and CMHA British Columbia.
CMHA Ontario is excited to roll out this project, which supports isolated caregivers aged 55 and up through outreach, increased awareness, Living Life to the Full course delivery, and connection to important resources through the project network. We are also proud to expand the reach of Living Life to the Full to the Francophone community, as well as other cultural/language groups. More updates to come on this new CMHA Ontario initiative.
Living Life to the Full will be featured on an upcoming webinar presented by CMHA Ontario, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and Health Nexus. This webinar will examine the evidence behind mental health promotion programming for older adults and seniors. To register for this webinar, please visit the website.
For further information on this project, please contact Jenny Hardy, Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.