This website is dedicated to alcohol issues that affect seniors. The site is being developed in stages, so please come back often to find new information and resources.
Under the section on Alcohol and Health, you will be able to find introductory information on the connections between alcohol and
New January 7
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health searches a reliable way to ask seniors about their alcohol use. They are looking for Ontario services working with seniors to participate in this new research. Here's more about it and how you can get involved.
Coming January 9th
7 Common Community Misconceptions About Seniors and Alcohol
Seniors' Support Groups
Seniors Speak Out...About Stigma
Other recent additions:
A Cross Canada Look at Helping Older Adults Who Are Experiencing Alcohol Problems (Powerpoint) (1.27 MB)
Shorter text version coming soon.
Table of Contents
Alcohol and Seniors
Help for Alcohol Problems
Help for Special Groups of Seniors
Seeking Solutions (click to find out more)
Seeking Solutions is a national initiative funded under the National Population Health Fund and created to "develop mechanisms to increase the availability, access and dissemination of information and resources to seniors and people working with seniors on issues related to alcohol."
Look here for information on Best Practices and effective Community Development strategies to prevent and address alcohol problems among seniors.
This will connect you to OPAAL (“Older People and Alcohol List) - a good way for people to share information about programs across Canada.
This site has had
visitors since its inception on September 30, 2001
Last update: December 31, 2001.
© Charmaine Spencer, Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, B.C. To put it simply, you are welcome to use this material as long as you cite the source and do not use it for commercial purposes.
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