Making Connections: Making a Difference – Scaling out a volunteer navigation intervention

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Co-sponsored by the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, and the North Okanagan Hospice Society


Barb Pesut, PhD RN
Canada Research Chair;
Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

Clara Dyck, MSN RN
Education and Resource Leader, North Okanagan Hospice Society

ABSTRACT Many seniors, particularly those being affected by chronic illness, experience loneliness and social isolation. Nav-CARE is a program in which highly trained volunteers work with seniors and family in the home to provide social support and enhance connections to the community with the goal of improving quality of life. This program has now been scaled out to communities across Canada. In this presentation we will describe the development and evaluation of the Nav-CARE program and highlight the experiences of one hospice society in implementing this innovative service.

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FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – Everyone is welcome