Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care invite to join us for an inperson and webinar presentation on Tues. Oct. 18th from 4-5pm by Sarah Webster, Knowledge Broker for the Ontario Age-Friendly Community Outreach Initiative and Dr. John Puxty, Associate Professor and Chair of the Division of Geriatric Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Queen's University. 

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) is a palliative care course developed by an inter-professional group of Canadian healthcare professional (HCPs) for inter-professional groups of HCPs.  Palliative care is an approach to care that aims to relieve suffering and improve the quality of living and dying in those patients diagnosed with life threatening and life limiting illness.  There are two upcoming courses in South Eastern Ontario.  Click here to register for the upcoming LTC version of the course in Madoc Nov. 19-20th. 

On Tues. Oct 4th from 12-1PM, Dr. Lori Schindel Martin will provide an overview of the principles necessary to conduct a guided conversation with workplace colleagues and the families of older adults living with dementia regarding intimacy and sexual expression.  Register here.

Thursday, November 10, 2016 to Sunday, November 13, 2016

This 4 day course is intended for Family Physicians and is funded by the Ministry of Health, Kingston Area Long-term Care Division. There is no registration fee, only a $100 deposit which will be returned when you complete the course. Eligibility: Family physicians living within LHIN 9 and LHIN 10 are eligible to participate in the program.  Register here.

Highlights of this issue include the featured topic of Mental Health Considerations for the Older Adult, updates regarding 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.

Saturday, October 15, 2016 to Sunday, October 16, 2016

Bone Fit™ is an evidence-informed exercise training workshop. This workshop is designed for healthcare professionals & exercise practitioners to provide training on the most appropriate, safe & effective methods to prescribe & progress exercise for people with osteoporosis. The course is accredited for CEC’s by various health organizations.

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.

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.

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.