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Current Projects

This is a list of our current and recently completed projects and collaborations. For more information on older research projects and collaborations visit SOURCE, Sheridan’s institutional repository for preserving and promoting exceptional scholarly and creative works.

Dark blue cover image. Putting Food on The Table Project Toolkit.

Putting Food on The Table: Addressing food security among isolated older adults during COVID-19

The Putting Food on the Table Project addressed the nutritional and wellness needs of 700 older adult clients living in community housing.

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Pandemic Stories: Voices of older adults

A documentation of the reactions and experiences of older persons throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Emerging Technologies: Exploring the health and well-being benefits of using virtual reality with adults living in long-term care communities

This project explored expanding virtual reality possibilities beyond traditional entertainment purposes to enhance the well-being of older adults in congregate living and day programs.

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MAPArts: Memory Enhancement and Art Creation

MAPArts is a novel intervention that combines standardized memory training with an embodied, visual art-making experience.

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From Caregiver to Care Partner: A view from the other side

This project broadens the understanding of how supportive health care and social support organizations perceive and manage their interactions with family and other unpaid caregivers.

Dark blue cover image. Building Connected Communities: Social Isolation and Loneliness Toolkit User Guide.

Building Connected Communities: Improving supports to reduce loneliness and social isolation in immigrants 65+

The research grant focused on exploring strategies to effectively reach out to, and support, older immigrants who may be experiencing, or are at risk of experiencing, social isolation and/or loneliness.

Three seniors standing around a person seated at a laptop. Solutions: Everybody's Business, Senior to Senior Anti-Bullying Toolkit.

Seniors Anti-bullying Project

Creating evidence based anti-bullying strategies that targets bullying behaviours between older adults.

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