At the November 2016 CDLI Big Meet up, we began a conversation on the need to break out of siloed ways of workingso that we can build more connected communities. We explored some challenging issues we face in Calgary (such as Gaps in Early Childhood Education, Seniors Isolation, Poverty and Disability Rights, Reconciliation with our Indigenous communities, etc.) and discussed how we could collectively tackle these issues. Solutions to these urgent issues demand collaboration, the abandonment of siloes and the involvement of community. So focusing on solutions as a community we feel is one of the best approaches for lasting change.
Meet up topic: A Community-centered approach to tackling Seniors Isolation
On Feb 28, 2017, we will have our second CDLI meet up for 2017 focused on a community approach to tackling Seniors Isolation. CDLI is co-hosting this meet up with Carya and Ethno-Cultural Council of Calgary (ECCC). We are meeting in Room D122 at The Genesis Centre (1000 Voices).
How do we have a deeper understanding of why isolation occurs among seniors in your neighbourhoods?
What doses a community-centered approach to addressing Seniors Isolation look like and what actions can we take?
What are some approaches that works and gaps in addressing Seniors Isolation?
All these are questions we will explore at our next meet up. So come and be part of the conversation. We look forward to your participation.
Please RSVP by February 26, 2017, or phone Abbas Mancey, Project Lead 403-926-8624.