Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Here's a local opportunity to provide feedback on how we can support people living with dementia and their care partners.  There will be a Dementia Strategy Town Hall at the Delta Hotels Kingston Waterfront, 1 Johnson Street  Kingston.  Click here to register. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care invite to join us for an inperson and webinar presentation on Tues. Nov. 15th from 4-5pm by Dr. Nandini Deshpande, Associate Professor, School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen's University. 

Elizabeth Dougherty & Helena Towle will be presenting this webinar on Wed. Nov. 2nd at 3pm.  The webinar will provide information about why ACP is important, a step-by-step guide to Advance Care Planning, familiarize participants with the available resources on ACP and help men with prostate cancer, their partners and families learn the steps of the process and how to start these types of conversations. Register here.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Thursday November 3rd, 2016 from 5-9pm at The People's Church: Founders Hall at 374 Sheppard Ave. E., Toronto.  The Alzheimer Society of Toronto is hosting this Education Night for Personal Support Workers which features Judith Wahl's presentation on Elder Abuse.  Judith Wahl is the Executive Director of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE).  This is a free event and dinner is provided. Free parking is available.  Register online at www.alz.to or contact Remy Sookhai at 416-640-6317 / rsookhai@alzheimertoronto.org.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Dr. Vicky Scott, will be presenting on the Strategies and Actions for Independent Living (SAIL) program being adapted for First Nations communities in British Columbia.  The goal of the program for fall and fire prevention is to close an important health gap and contribute to the consistency of care among First Nation elders.

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.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 to Tuesday, November 29, 2016


The person-centered communication training is a 6-week program for home care personal support workers (PSWs) that provide care to clients with dementia.  The training program provides homecare PSWs the opportunity to gain an in depth understanding of person-centered communication with clients with dementia.

Patients Canada has created this very short and user friendly survey so that they can ask you where your issues lie and what you believe should be priorities to support your patient journey to provide input to Canada's Ministers of Health.  Your participation is appreciated.  Please click here for the survey link.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

In order to create meaningful services and supports, the voice of those using these services must be heard.

Highlights of this issue include the featured topic of Liver 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.