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Title: Elderly Isolation

Elderly Isolation
  • Soumya Sarah Alex
  • Erangi Aluwihare
  • Ninja N. Christian
  • Ripple Macwan
  • Bijal Patel
  • Nitin Saini

Elder Abuse - It's Time To Face The Reality
  • http//www.seniors.gc.ca/c.4nt.2nt3c.4l_at_.jsp?lang

  • The social problem that we chose to analyze for
    this project is elderly isolation. Social
    isolation of older citizens is one of the
    emerging problems of our society which has not
    received its due importance. Anyone can become
    isolated socially but seniors are especially at
    risk of social isolation. 

Introduction - Continued
  • The social isolation among seniors might be due
    to many reasons. Some of them includes lose of
    spouse, living alone without any family, poor
    health, and retirement.
  • Elderly isolation is a type of neglect and is
    abuse, which is a crime in Canada.

Social Analysis
  • What is the social problem?
  • The social problem that we choice, as mentioned
    before is elderly isolation.
  • Who defines it? 
  • Since we all have or is in some way or form
    touched by an elderly person in our lives, the
    simple answer to the question is that society
    defines elderly isolation as a problem.

Social Analysis - Continued
  • Why is it considered a social problem?
  • Elderly isolation causes depression in the
    elderly that can lead to a premature death.
  • More seniors are being isolated and being send to
    nursing homes and the government have to spend
    more money on these homes.

Social Analysis - Continued
  • Who or what effected?
  • Families
  • Communities
  • Economy or even global economy

Social Analysis - Continued
  • Who benefits?
  • Overall no one benefits. Maybe the family for a
    short amount of time.
  • Who loses?
  • Elderly
  • Society

Social Analysis - Continued
  • What are possible solutions?
  • Educate the public of elderly isolation and to
    make the seniors part of the community again and
    eliminating the loneliness in their life.
  • Being students, we have the greatest opportunity
    of conveying our message to the most important
    and the strongest in the society, the youth.

Social Analysis - Continued
  • What is the overall cost to society?
  • Micro level Depression, premature death,
    diminished quality of life, potential for abuse,
    physical as well as mental declining of health.
  • Meso level Communities not getting resources
    that the elderly would have to offer.
  • Macro level Money that the government has to pay
    to keep our seniors save and taken care of in
    nursing homes.

Action Plan
  • Here are some things that we thought students are
    able to do
  • We could meet with some of the elderly
  • Prepare a good and effective story that reflects
    the problems that the old people are facing.
  • Post it on facebook and printouts can be
    distributed in the schools.
  • Paste printouts on the bus stops and subway
    stations in the malls and where crowds of all
    age groups are present.

Action Plan - Continued
  • We can use blogs to advertise this issue and
    create awareness.
  • In college we can talk to the young people about
    the problems of senior isolation.
  • We can also have street plays depicting the
    isolation as a social problem and spread
    awareness about it so it can be prevented.
  • Banners can be made and once college work has
    been done even they can spread awareness in their

Current Social Action Initiatives
  • Seniors Canada Working for Seniors
  • http//www.seniors.gc.ca/c.4nt.2nt3c.4l_at_.jsp?lang

  • Seniors Canada (2009). Elder Abuse - It's Time To
    Face The Reality Web. Available from
  • Seniors Canada- working for seniors. (2011, July
    14). Retrieved from http//www.seniors.gc.ca/c.4nt

  • What type of elderly abuse did our group use as
    our social issue?
  • Elderly Neglect Elderly Isolation

  • Name one of the ways our group talked about
    informing the public of this issue?
  • Use social network sites to spread the word.
  • Use public places to inform the public of this
  • Create a drama or a play to convey this problem.
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