The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health is pleased to announce that the Southeastern Ontario Portal for Advance Care Planning (ACP) and Health Care Consent (HCC) website is up and ready for your feedback and recommendations.  The site has been developed to provide information that is important to Health Care Providers and people living in Ontario.

We invite you to participate in the user-testing feedback survey.

The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care is pleased to share the presentation given on Tues. Nov. 15th from 4-5pm by Dr. Nandini Deshpande, Associate Professor, School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen's University. 

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.

Highlights of this issue include the featured topic of Supporting Care Partners of those with Dementia, updated regarding Age-Friendly Communities, Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent Education, Regional Integrated Fall Prevention and Management Strategy and a listing of upcoming events.

This website is the result of collaborative efforts from the South East Community Care Access Centre and the South East Regional Integrated Fall Prevention and Management Strategy. It was created as an effort to improve system navigation, increase awareness and accessibility to prevention and management programs and services in South East Ontario.

On Dec. 12th, Dr. Kathryn McGilton, Senior Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - UHN, will present in the Amphitheatre of the Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, 1053 Carling Avenue from 8.00 - 9.00 am.  This presentation will be available via webcast link: http://webcast.otn.ca/mywebcast?id=47762070, OTN Event #47762070.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The University of Waterloo needs your assistance in distributing a survey that examines the prevalence and associations of health and mobility in Canadians 45 and older. 

The study is funded by the University of Waterloo International Research and Partnership Grant to examine the effects of health on mobility among Canadians.  The aim is to determine how health as well as physical, cognitive and social factors influence injury rates including driving and fall related accidents. Findings from this project will lead to program and service development that address the needs of Canadians as they age. 

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has developed a discussion paper to engage Ontarians in a conversation about how we can improve access to quality care for people living with dementia and support those who care for them.  Please read the discussion paper and share your thoughts through their online survey.

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. 

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.  

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