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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!

In this issue, you will find we have updated our format to include more information about our partnerships. June's featured topic is Skin Integrity. We have recently added a number of new resources to sagelink.ca.    
Monday, June 27, 2016

Have you been involved in a mass interinstitutional relocation - moving staff and residents together from one residential long-term care (LTC) home to another?

If so, you have experiential expertise that could inform the development of national guidelines. We are completing a synthesis of the literature on this topic, and need experts to provide feedback, experiential evidence, and know how, to ensure these guidelines are accurate, useful, and effective for supporting resident and staff well-being during transitions.

Thurs. Jun 23rd 2016.  Presenters, Rhonda Lovell and Megan Jaquith provided an update on the work to date in the development of a Regional Integrated Fall Prevention and Management Strategy for South East Ontario.  This webinar provided an opportunity to share feedback on the drafted strategy as well as information regarding opportunities in the further development and implementation of the strategy. View a recording of the webinar here.  

Monday, June 13, 2016 to Thursday, June 16, 2016

Putting the Patient in Patient-centered Care.  Patients Canada invite you to join a townhall meeting on Monday, June 13 in Toronto.  If you are unable to participate in person, join the conversation via webinar on June 15th or 16th.  Register here.  

On Tuesday June 14th from 1-2:30pm EDT, the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association presents this free online educational event about the possible impact of the federal legislation. 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.  

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Centre for Studies in Aging and Health held our May Research and Innovation in Aging Forum featuring Dr. Michael Green's presentation "Diabetes Within Ontario's First Nations Peoples" on May 17th from 4-5pm at the Learning & Leadership Centre at Providence Care, 752 King St. W. Kingston, Ontario.  To view the webinar please click here.

Marcel Emond and Marie-Josee Sirois of Laval University present on Wed. July 6, 2016 from 12-1 PM EDT. The main objective of their work is to complete a knowledge synthesis in order to help clinicians, patients, decision makers, stakeholders and researchers to know where to orient those patients. Register here.