SHKN & CSAH logos combined

The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care (CSAH) and the Seniors Health Knowledge Network (SHKN) are pleased to announce our newest collaborative venture: our combined web sites.  As one of our valuable partners, SHKN, has joined us in many collaborative initiatives to provide resources and learning experiences for a vast array of topics, audiences and projects.  SHKN provides a rich knowledge exchange experience through their networking, newsletters and webinars, distributed through their online membership and Communities of Practice.

Highlighting the launch of our joint website is the announcement of the Age Friendly Communities Initiative (AFC), funded by the Ontario Seniors Secretariat.  This collective of engaged and active communities across Ontario are being mentored and supported. An Age-Friendly Community (AFC) is a community where policies, services and physical spaces are designed to enable people of all ages to live in a secure and accessible physical and social environment.  Find out more about how you can get involved in the AFC Initiative!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Gerontological Nursing Association of Ontario in hosting their annual conference on Friday November 4th from 8am to 4pm at the Ambassador Hotel in Kingston Ontario.  Keynote speaker is Dr Judeline Innocent, presenting "The Dynamic and Diverse face of Gerontology."  Register here.

Highlights of this issue include the featured topic of Bone and Joint Health and the Older Adult, updates regarding the Age-Friendly Communities. Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent Education, Regional Integrated Falls Prevention and Management Strategy and a listing of upcoming events. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

This 2016 website provides a toolkit for falls prevention month which includes information for older adults and caregivers, promotional materials, sample activities for falls prevention month (November), practitioner resources, ongoing programs and interventions, statistics and infographics and evaluation resources.  

The Centre for Studies in Aging and Health is offering to provide Advance Care Planning (ACP) and Health Care Consent (HCC) workshops to South East LHIN Primary Care Health Teams.  The workshops are for those interested in learning about engaging patients and their families in Advance Care Planning conversations, clarification of Ontario legislation, and how to implement Advance Care Planning as a quality improvement intiative in your organization.  Email Denise Owsianicki to find out how to sign up.

Dr. John Puxty would be pleased to speak to your SE ON Primary Care group.  The informal session will assist staff and health care providers to have conversations with individuals and their families about Advance Care Planning and how ACP is shaped by Ontario legislation.  If you are interested in arranging a session at your site please email Hugh Langley.

We are also offering free access to online Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent learning modules.  If you are interested in registering for the latest version of the course please sign up here.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Stay on Your Feet (SOYF) Regional Committee of the NE LHIN is accepting registrations for this Falls Prevention Conference at the Steelworkers Hall, Sudbury from 8am - 3:30 pm on Thurs. Oct. 27th.  Registration is free.  

Saturday, September 10, 2016 to Sunday, September 11, 2016

This two day course for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses was designed by nurse practitioners specialized in the field of geriatric care, will increase your confidence and improve the depth and breadth of your knowledge in geriatric care. Click here for details.

Sept 26-28, 2016 at the Ottawa Hospital.  The learning objectives of this 2 or 3 day in-class education is enhance clinical expertise and skills as well as increase understanding of patients who would benefit from specialized geriatric services.  Click here for registration details.

Thursday, November 24, 2016 to Friday, November 25, 2016

Re-think Ageing will bring together delegates to learn, share, and brainstorm the key actions for advancing the pillars of the National Seniors Strategy (NSS) on November 24-25, 2016 in Toronto. Register here.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Centre for Studies in Aging and Health hosted our June Research and Innovation in Aging Forum featuring Dr. Kevin Woo's presentation "Wound Bed Preparation From Evidence to Policy Development" on Tuesday June 21st from 4-5pm at the Learning and Leadership Centre, Providence Care, Mental Health Site, 752 King St. W. Kingston, ON. To view the archived webinar click here.