These research studies and statistics provide compelling evidence of the challenges faced by seniors in Black and Afro-Canadian communities in Canada. By understanding these needs and utilizing this data, we can work together to develop effective programs and initiatives that support their well-being, promote inclusivity, and ensure they can live fulfilling lives.
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Our Seniors Need You
Findings, statistics, and credible sources
1) “Addressing the Needs of Black Seniors in Canada: A Call to Action”:
- According to Statistics Canada, the Black population in Canada is projected to triple by 2036, with seniors accounting for a significant portion of this growth. Source: Statistics Canada
- A study conducted by the National Institute on Aging found that Black seniors in Canada face higher rates of poverty, limited access to healthcare, and increased social isolation compared to their counterparts. Source: National Institute on Aging
3) “Promoting Healthy Aging for African Seniors in Canada”:
- The Canadian Institute for Health Information reports that African seniors in Canada have higher rates of chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease compared to the general population. Source: Canadian Institute for Health Information
- A study published in the Journal of Aging and Health found that cultural competency in healthcare delivery significantly improves health outcomes for African seniors. Source: Journal of Aging and Health
2) “The Impact of COVID-19 on Afro-Caribbean Canadian Seniors”:
- Data from the Public Health Agency of Canada reveals that Afro-Caribbean Canadian seniors have experienced higher rates of COVID-19 infections and mortality compared to other groups. Source: Public Health Agency of Canada
- A survey conducted by the Afro-Caribbean Canadian Association of Seniors highlighted that 70% of respondents reported increased feelings of loneliness and anxiety due to the pandemic. Source: Afro-Caribbean Canadian Association of Seniors
4) “Social Isolation Among Black and Afro-Canadian Seniors in Canada”:
- According to a report by the National Seniors Council, 30% of Black and Afro-Canadian seniors in Canada experience social isolation, leading to increased risks of depression, cognitive decline, and physical health problems. Source: National Seniors Council
- The Canadian Association for Retired Persons (CARP) highlights that community-based initiatives promoting social connections can reduce social isolation among seniors by up to 40%. Source: Canadian Association for Retired Persons
Why Choose us?
Bridge to Oasis Foundation
Inclusivity: We are committed to inclusivity, recognizing and celebrating the unique contributions of Black and Afro-Canadian seniors from various regions.
Cultural Heritage: Our programs are designed to honor and preserve the cultural heritage of the communities we serve, promoting a sense of identity and pride.
Holistic Well-being: Bridge to Oasis Foundation takes a holistic approach to the well-being of seniors, addressing physical, mental, and social aspects of their lives.
As a companion visitor, I've had the opportunity to connect with seniors and brighten their days. The smiles on their faces make every moment spent with them worth it.
The administrative support role allowed me to contribute my skills and learn new ones. It's fulfilling to know that my efforts are making a difference in the lives of seniors."
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Connecting with seniors from diverse backgrounds has broadened my perspective and enriched my life in ways I never imagined. It's an experience I cherish.