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Resources on CORE include checklists, toolkits, reports, studies, videos, and other materials on topics relevant to those working or volunteering in support of healthy aging and older adults independent living.

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On fostering intergenerational relationships, with Dr. Shannon Jarrott

Healthy Aging CORE and HelpAge Canada

How do young and old come together in a way that works for everyone? Dr. Shannon Jarrott, Professor of Social Work at Ohio State University, takes us through her toolkit on facilitating activities that promote conversation and engagement between older people and youth, and discusses the importance o

Community Dance for Older Adults

Community Dance for Older Adults

This series of studies examined how dancing may contribute to older adults’ holistic wellness. Specifically, how dancing can support ones’ aging journey, experiences of physical activity and embodiment, and age-friendly initiatives were explored. This research was funded by the Brenda Strafford

[Toolkit] Intergenerational Programming Toolkit

City of Edmonton

Click HERE to view the toolkitInterested in creating a more inclusive community for all ages? Check out this useful toolkit from the City of Edmonton to support your planning and implementation of intergenerational programs to create age-friendly communities. It’s filled with great thought starter

[Toolkit] Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Gender Expression (SOGIE) Safer Places Toolkit

Alberta Health Services

In recent years, Alberta and Canada have made significant shifts towards the celebration and protection of LGBTQ2S+ people and their families. Gender identity and gender expression were added as protected grounds against discrimination in the Alberta Human Rights Act (2015) and Canada’s Human Righ

AudioGeris

GeriActors

AudioGeris is a collection of audio plays by GeriActors & Friends.While Covid-19 presented many challenges, it also inspired new ways of sharing stories and connecting with audiences.In March 2020, our performance company, GeriActors & Friends, moved to virtual rehearsals, and in 2021 we pr

This Chair Rocks - Resources to Address Ageism

Ashton Applewhite

This website was created by Ashton Applewhite, the author of This Chair Rocks - a manifesto against ageism. The website offers videos and resources to raise awareness about ageism, including a guide to help start consciousness raising groups about ageism.Ageism is stereotyping and discrimination on

On emergency preparedness, with Barbara McMillan and Amaan Fazal

Healthy Aging CORE and HelpAge Canada

Emergencies can strike at any time, and older people are especially vulnerable. Barbara McMillan and Amaan Fazal with United Way British Columbia cover the top three tips you need to know to make sure your older friend or family member has what they need to survive an emergency, and share United Way

[Research Paper] Intergenerational Programs: A Review of the Empirical Literature

Rachelle Patille & Habib Chaudhury

The objective of this paper is to provide a review of the empirical literature that relates to intergenerational programming, particularly focusing on the Canadian context. The specific purpose of the review is to identify types of programs, activities, and participants as well as outcomes for the p

Intergenerational Programs Database

Generations United

Generations United collects and shares information on intergenerational programs. This database allows you to search programs below by keywords or state.Click HERE to access the database.

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