Student-Senior Isolation Prevention Partnership (SSIPP)

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The Student Senior Isolation Prevention Partnership (SSIPP) started as a collaboration between University of Toronto medical students and the Family Health Team at the UHN’s Toronto Western Hospital. We partnered medical and undergraduate students to visit an elderly person within the Toronto community. During COVID-19, SSIPP quickly adapted to a virtual model, with health professional students providing phone calls to older adults, all while expanding nationally across 10 Canadian university campuses. Our program enables students to be a part of fostering a society that promotes the well-being of older adults, while helping older adults feel valued and included.

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