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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.

Quality palliative care helps you honour your culture, spirituality and traditions. At LivingMyCulture.ca, people from various cultures share their stories and wisdom about living with serious illness, end of life and grief to support others.

Medications play an expanding role in health care as we grow older. People are more likely to develop one or more chronic illnesses with advancing age, and appropriate medication can help seniors live longer and more active lives. However, medication use in older adults is also more likely to be associated with safety concerns. In this handout, learn how to get the benefits of medicine, whether prescription or nonprescription, while minimizing and managing the risks.

This in-depth guide is divided into 8 sections with step-by-step guidance to help you make home as safe as possible for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Topics include:  Ensuring safety inside the home, handling social events, communicating effectively, and preparing for emergency situations. 

 

On Wed. August 30th, 2017 The Maple Family Health team is providing an educational session on Bone Health from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Boys & Girls Club, Frontenac Mall location at 1300 Bath Rd. Kingston.  Topics covered include: understanding osteoporosis; tips for healthy life choices for strong bones; calcium; vitamin D; medications and physical activity.  To register please contact Karen at 513-531-5888 x 1107.

This 3 day conference will explore emerging trends and best practices that include relationship-centred care and highlight innovative ways to build capacity through community engagement, education, research and technology; cultivating compassion and dignity in an aging society.

This British resource provides education for correctional facility staff and anyone who wishes to practically enhance the lives of older offenders.  It contains a number of one page information sheets s to help staff recognize and respond to a variety of common health issues.

This resource guide will review the steps that can be taken to create a safe living area for seniors, discuss how technology can assist, and how to gauge the warning signs that indicate an entirely different approach may be necessary. It concludes with a list of resources for additional information on senior safety.

 

The Alzheimer Society of Ontario is hosting a knowledge exchange 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.

This series, featuring experts from around the world, will explore a number of critical and emerging topics on Healthy Ageing. The recording is for everyone, older adults, local, regional and national government policymakers, NGOs, clinicians, urban planners, and all those with an interest in building environments in which we can all continue to enjoy lives of value as we age.

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