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.

This video reinforces the importance of Advance Care Planning.  Patients and health care professinals share their opinions and advice.

The Ontario Long Term Care Association and Ontario Retirment Commuities Associations bring you "Together We Care" April 3-5, 2017 at the Toronto Congress Centre.  Click here for a copy of the conference program.  Register here.

This is a pdf copy of a presentation given by Mark Handelman for the Frontenac-Kingston Council on Aging about important considerations regarding capacity, consent and CCB hearings. Mark is one of Ontario's first members of the official Guardian Child Representation Program. Mark was appointed to the Consent & Capacity Board in 1998 and became a vice chair and senior lawyer member in 2000. He is also a lawyer member of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and a member of the Law Commission of Ontario Advisory Committee on end of life decisions. 61 slides. Last reviewed March 2017.

June 13, 2017 from 12-1pm EST join host Kaye Phillips for this interactive on-call session presented by the CARES project team members from Fraser Health & the Nova Scotia Helath Authority.  Register here

May 31, 2017 from 12-1pm EST join this interactive on-call session where Jennifer Verma will present the results of preliminary case studies profiling population health-based initiatives for inner city populations.  Register here.

April 12, 2017 from 12-1pm EST join host Carol Fancott and speaker, Dr. G. Ross Baker for this interactive on-call webinar to introduce a framework for engagement-capable enviornments and share the results of successful patient engagement case studies. Register here.

The Canadian Frailty Network invites you to join them on April 23-24th in Toronto to share knowledge, brainstorm, and hear from and network with leading experts in the field - addressing the full continuum of care, education and training and citizen engagement.  In addition to presenting the latest knowledge; looking ahead to the next five years and beyond will be a focal point and recurring theme throughout the conference.  Register here.

If you’re having more and more difficulty with everyday activities such as showering, dressing, getting around the house, and running errands, an assisted living facility may be the answer. You can get the daily support you need, while remaining as independent as possible. Making the decision to leave your home can be difficult, but by taking time to find the right fit and being honest about your needs and concerns, you can you can make the choice that’s right for you and ensure your senior years are happy and fulfilling.

On March 15th from 12-1pm Emily King will provide an introduction to the principles of safe body mechanics and examine how these can apply to common care scenarios. Examples and recommendations will be drawn from recent research on caregiver safety and ways to promote independent mobility.  Register here.

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