For the past 10 years, we have assisted municipalities, cultural organizations, service-providers and caregivers in Southwestern Ontario secure resources for community-based research and life enrichment programs for aging populations. We utilize and share our resources (developed by older adults for older adults) as powerful interventions to reduce social isolation and strengthen healthy community connections. Using cross-sector strategies, we help facilitate enduring multi-sector partnerships in urban and rural areas.
Because of COVID-19 and the emergence of variants, all community arts and creative aging programs are on hold indefinitely or until our trainers, facilitators, arts instructors and participants can safely gather with confidence for programs and events.
Our transition to online programs and activities is now underway.
The United Nations World Health Organization has declared 2020 to 2030. as the Decade of Healthy Aging. It is an opportunity to bring together governments, civil society, international agencies, professionals, academia, the media, and the private sector for ten years of concerted, catalytic and collaborative action to improve the lives of older people, their families, and the communities in which they live.