Baycrest Health Sciences, in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, is launching Project ECHO Care of the Elderly (ECHO COE), a telehealth program that aims to help primary care providers build capacity in the care of older adults through biweekly 90 minute videoconference sessions on Mondays from 3-4:30pm. For more information or to register visit baycrest.org/echo.

Thursday Nov. 9th from 12-1pm EST, Dr. Barbara Liu will provide a brief background on the framework, explore the components of the framework and answer questions on how the framework will be used during this webinar. For more information contact ken.wong@sunnybrook.ca. Register here.

On Wed. Oct. 25th at 6pm join Dr. Marla Shapiro & Dr. John Puxty for this group learning program held at Aqua Terra, Kingston.  Dr. Puxty will be focusing on the issue of cognitive impairment as a confounding factor in managing chronic disease and its impact on outcomes. He will explain the link in association with falls and cognitive impairment. To register for this event please contact Jody Campbelton at 613-449-4679 or jody.campbelton@amgen.com.

The Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario is offering this Geriatric Education Series for health care professionals from Nov. 28 - 30th 2017 at the Ottawa Hospital on topics such as principles of assessing and managing the frail elderly, geriatric assessment, function, driving, falls and mobility, polypharmacy, pain, delirium, elder abuse and more.  For more information and registration details please click here. 

The goal of this 3.5 hr training session facilitated by York Region Public Health, Public Health Nurses is to increase knowledge, skills and awareness about the causes of falling and to recommend fall prevention strategies for the older adults whom health care providers and caregivers work with.  Topics covered include: aging, ageism, learned helplessness, risk factors for falls and changing behavior through supportive coaching. The program is evidence based and utilizes current research, adult learning principles and best practices in fall prevention.

On Wed. Oct. 11th from 12-1pm EDT, presenters Susan Bonomo and Jennifer Wright as they discuss their fall prevention strategy.  For more information or to register click here.

On Wednesday February 7th at McMasters main campus, Kristen Jacklin of the University of Minnesota Medical School will be presenting on the need to offer tailored approaches to dementia care to Indigenous communities. To learn more click here.

On Wednesday January 10th at McMasters main campus, Sally Chivers of Trent University will be discussing the question of how he tools of disability studies and the disability movement could improve considerations of and actions for older adults drawing attention to how pervasively ageism relies on ableism.

On Monday November 6th from 2:30-3:30pm at the main campus of McMaster University, Cosim Munteanu of the University of Toronto will discuss how technologies can be made more social and more adoptable by older adults and can be particularly userful in improving older adults interaction with assistive technologies and in reducing social isolation.

On Monday Oct. 16th from 2:30-3:30pm Professor Debra Street will report on sociological fieldwork at Rm. 1003, L.R. Wilson Hall at the main campus of McMaster University.  For more information please click here.

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