March 25 & 26 from 8am to 4pm, at the Donald Gordon Conference Centre.  In an interactive two-day course, Pallium Canada’s LEAP Long Term Care offers interprofessional clinicians competency-based palliative care education specific to the LTC setting.  For more information contact Siobhan McArdle at Siobhan.mcardle@sfcsc.ca. Registration closes Mar. 8, 2017.

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.

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario Health Care Consent Advance Care Planning Community of Practice invites you to attend one of their provincial webinars on "Health Care Consent & Advance Care Planning in Ontario" coming up in 2017.

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.

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 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.  

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.

SHKN & CSAH logos combined

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!

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