COVID-19 and support for seniors: Do seniors have people they can depend on during difficult times?
Author: Kristyn Frank
Topic: Financial well-being
Publisher: Statistics Canada
Location: Canada
Format: Report
Content Type: Research
Publication Date: April 30, 2020

In an effort to avoid the spread of COVID-19, Canadians are engaging in physical distancing to minimize their social contact with others. However, social support systems continue to play an important role during this time. In particular, seniors living in private households may depend on family, friends or neighbours to deliver groceries, medication and other essential items to their homes. This study examines the level of social support reported by seniors living in private households.

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