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 Alzheimer Society of Ontario is hosting a knowledge sxchange opportunity for local Alzheimer Societies, people living with dementia, as well as professionals offering falls prevention and recreational services to older adults.  The event will be held at the Crown Plaza Toronto Airport Hotel and there is no registration fee for this conference. Registration deadline is August 21st.  Register here.

SAVE THE DATE - The 10th Primary Care Forum will be held on Thursday October 5th at the Ambassador Hotel in Kingston.  Join colleagues to learn more about local, provincial and international initiatives and provide your thoughts to help guide this change. Enjoy a day of networking and education with others involved with primary care in the south east region. Registration opens in July. For more information please contact Lisa Triemstra, PHCF Planning Team at 613-967-0196 ext 2217 or PHCF@lhins.on.ca

On May 10th 2017,  Dr. Kenneth Rockwood presented this webinar to address questions regarding risk of dementia, approach to dementia diagnosis and special considerations for those who are frail.  Watch the recording here.

June 28, 2017 12:00 – 1:00pm ESTTerry Montague  and Lesli Martin will be presenting about about the results of the 2016 Health Care In Canada survey.  They will explore how the survey can benefit organization’s decision-making process and share insights into predictions for future innovations and improvements.  Register here.

Highlights of this issue include the featured topic of Elder Abuse, updates regarding Age-Friendly Communities, Regional Integrated Fall Prevention and Management Strategy, Senior Friendly Hospitals, FASTlinks and a listing of upcoming events. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

Following the launch of the Provincial Fall Prevention Framework and Toolkit in 2011, each LHIN has been working on developing a Fall Prevention Strategy. Champlain, NE and SE LHINs share common borders and have come together to share common approaches and initiatives, with a view to collaborating to reduce costly duplication. By taking a provincial approach the hope is to improve effectiveness and efficiency across Ontario. Presenters Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Hélène Gagné, Christine Bidmead, Dianne Rossy, Wendy Carew, Megan Jaquith and Rhonda Lovell shared information about their work to date and looking at ways to move forward together. Watch the recording of the presentation here.

The Centre for Studies in Aging and Health is pleased to share a copy of our February Research and Innovation in Aging Forum Design of Devices to Increase Independence presented by Dr. Claire Davies. A recording of the presentation is available here.

The Centre for Studies in Aging and Health is pleased to share a copy of our January Research and Innovation in Aging Forum, Gazing Critically at Age-Friendly Communities on January 17th that was hosted at the Learning & Leadership Centre at Providence Care, 752 King St. W. Kingston, presented by Dr. Mark Rosenberg.  There is a pdf version available for review and a copy of the webinar recording available here.

The AFKCA is a community-based committee. The goal of the Alliance is to ensure Kingston is an age-friendly community that enables all citizens to live safely, age actively, maintain their health and participate fully in the community.

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