Outreach workers from senior centres are working with Rosalie Gelderman of ESCC to improve accessibility of outreach services to isolated and/or at-risk seniors. They have developed some joint forms and are looking at the outcomes and data collection that each agency is currently using to report to funde
rs. Some joint training has been offerred and more is being planned for
this year. All organizations have been asked to
update their agency profile information on the Support Network's 211 database to enable operators to make accurate referrals.
The project is partnering with the multicultural, health and other senior-serving organizations to better reach isolated seniors and support them to age in place (in their own home or apartment in the community). This partnership broadens the scope of clients for some outreach workers as many isolated seniors are not currently connecting with senior-service agencies, but could benefit from the linkage.