Senior Social Isolation – Survey

The Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism, Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan, the Canadian Red Cross (Saskatchewan), and the University of Regina’s Lifelong Learning Centre are partners in a collaborative project to reduce social isolation of seniors in south and central Saskatchewan. To assess the impact of our combined efforts, the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU) at the University of Regina is conducting an evaluation for the project. Part of this effort involves gathering feedback from interested community members who are involved in issues affecting seniors.

For the purposes of this survey, interested community members are defined as those individuals who through a personal, professional, leadership, volunteer, or community-engaged capacity, find themselves supporting, observing, advocating for, or interacting with seniors in their community.

If you are an interested community member, we are asking for your assistance in this effort. The purpose of this survey is to gather understanding of broader community awareness about the social isolation of seniors. Your participation is completely voluntary and your answers will remain confidential.

This short survey contains a few background questions about you, your community, and what you think can and should be done to help reduce the social isolation of older adults. It will take about 5-10 minutes to complete. All responses will be kept confidential.

Click here to begin the Survey

Your participation in this survey is voluntary. You may decline to take part in the research or exit the survey at any time. We would like to involve as many interested community members as possible in this process, so your unique input is greatly appreciated.

You will receive no direct benefits from participating in this research study. However, your responses may help us learn more about how to develop the best programs to address social isolation of older adults in central and southern Saskatchewan.

No risks are anticipated.

Your survey answers will be sent to a website where information will be stored in a password protected electronic format. This website does not collect identifying information such as your name, email address, or IP address. Therefore, your responses will remain anonymous. No one will be able to identify you or your answers, and no one will know whether or not you participated in the study.

Completion and return of the survey will constitute consent to participate and permission for the researchers to use the data gathered in the manner described.

The survey is being conducted by a team of faculty members with the University of Regina (Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit).

Dr. Bonnie Jeffery (project lead)
Dr. Tom McIntosh
Dr. Nuelle Novik
Shari Caffet (Project Coordinator)
Colleen Hamilton (Administrative Coordinator)

Please feel free to email if you have any questions or comments.

The results of the survey will be available in a report in early 2018 on the Saskatchewan Population and Health Evaluation Research Unit website at

ELECTRONIC CONSENT: You may print a copy of this consent form for your records.

Clicking on the Community Perspective Survey link indicates that
· You have read the above information
· You voluntarily agree to participate