Scoping Review of the Literature Social Isolation of Seniors 2013-2014
Social isolation is a prevalent phenomenon that has a substantial impact on many aspects of seniors’ lives. As Canada’s population experiences a profound demographic transition via the aging of the baby boom cohort
The National Seniors Council (NSC) was directed by Ministers in August 2013 to consult with representatives from the not-for-profit, public and private sectors—as well as seniors themselves—to assess how social isolation affects seniors and to explore ways to prevent and/or reduce it in Canada.
To obtain a broader understanding of the phenomenon, a scoping review assessed relevant literature using the following research questions:
- How does social isolation affect seniors?
- What are the best practices and methods to prevent/reduce the social isolation of seniors in Canada?
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