OSA Community Connections

These OSA events are open to everyone, including non-members.

Community Connections Around Us

                                                                                                                          

We wanted to let you know about the Age Friendly Calgary Social Isolation Awareness Campaign and how you can get involved! 

 

#Stayconnected promotes awareness and support of older adults who may be socially isolated. The campaign helps to educate Calgarians about the impacts of social isolation on older adults, and facilitates connections by providing resources and ideas to those who want to get involved. It also promotes how we can all play a role in making meaningful social connections, whether it’s you, a neighbour, a friend, or a family member who is at risk of social isolation. 

 

The campaign wants to empower:

  • Older adults to learn about the risks of social isolation, make meaningful connections with others in your community, find ideas and opportunities for staying connected, and help others who might be feeling disconnected.

  • Calgarians to learn about the risks of social isolation, find ideas for making meaningful connections, and to reach out and connect with older adults in your own life.

Here are some ways to support the campaign and to share with your networks: 

Make Connections 

·         Explore Calgary.ca/stayconnected, especially How to Get Involved

·         Attend an Event or explore Things to Do and invite someone else to attend too 

·         Print posters or postcards and put them up around your neighbourhood 

 

Amplify the campaign 

·         Like, Follow, and Share the #Stayconnected Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/stayingconnectednevergetsold

·         Share your stories about making connections during the pandemic tagging the #Stayconnected Facebook page 

·         Tell us about your programs, activities or ideas that we should share back to people through the Campaign Facebook page by contacting social.isolation.campaign@gmail.com

We can all improve the lives of older Calgarians by fostering meaningful connections as neighbours, communities, and organizations. Becoming part of someone’s network is mutually beneficial. The older a person gets, the more they have to offer. 

 

Staying Connected Never Gets Old 

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