Mutual Support

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COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS – THE VALUE OF SOCIAL PARTICIPATION CONNECTIONS

More information on the value of social participation connections coming soon.

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COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS - THE VILLAGE MODEL

What is a Village?

Villages are:

  • Membership-driven, grassroots, nonprofit organizations
  • Run by volunteers and paid staff
  • Coordinate access to affordable services
  • Provide volunteer services including transportation, inspiring health and wellness programs, home repairs, social and educational activities
  • Offer access to vetted & discounted service providers
  • Based on the needs of your community
  • One Stop Shopping: Villages do anything their members need to age safely and successfully in their own homes
  • Positively impact isolation, interdependence, health and purpose of their individual members to reduce overall cost of care
Village to Village Network Impact

Village to Village Network Impact

VtVN energizes Villages, hyper-local neighborhood groups, of vibrant members engaged in their communities. Village members experience reduced isolation, increased independence, and enhanced purpose of life. These feet on the street resources, focused on social determinants of health, positively improve population health.

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COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS - FACILITATING SOCIAL CONNECTIONS FOR SOCIALLY ISOLATED SENIORS

Hamilton Seniors Isolated Impact Plan

Hamilton Seniors Isolation Impact Plan (HSIIP)

The HSIIP is comprised of seven collaborating organizations in Greater Hamilton, who will work together to reduce social isolation among seniors in our community. These partners include a backbone organization that will guide the project vision and strategy and help align existing activities (Hamilton Council on Aging), a research centre that will link community partners, stakeholders, and older people in a participatory research initiative (Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, McMaster University), an interactive tool that will join all community support sector agencies in Hamilton (Thrive Group), community connectors (Wesley Urban Ministries), peer connectors (YWCA Hamilton), and hospital connectors (St. Joseph’s Home Care, AbleLiving Services) that will work to connect individuals in need with existing services and social opportunities across the Greater Hamilton area

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