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.

This webinar focused on how malnutrition and frailty are associated and impact function and the risk for falls.  Nutrition risk screening was discussed as a way forward for the prevention, detection and treatment of malnutrition and falls.

12-1pm on Wednesday, April 5th. Dr. Neil Patrick will be prsesnting at this free webinar about how Doctors of Chiropractic are ideally suited to address fall risk through public education, risk assessment and prevention among patients.  Register here.

On March 15th 2017, Emily King presented an introduction to the principles of safe body mechanics and examination of how these can apply to common care scenarios.  Examples and recommendations were drawn from recent research on caregiver safety and ways to promote independent mobility.  

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.

Dr. Kara Dionisio, ND will present this webinar on Thurs. Jan. 26, 2017 from 12-1pm EST. The goal of this webinar is to give an overview of how Naturapathic Doctors support patients and their health care teams in the area of fall prevention. Register 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.

Wed. Feb, 1, 2017 from 1-2pm EST.  Ce séminaire en ligne explorera en détail les programmes et outils en français utilisés pour la prévention des chutes dans une communauté franco-ontarienne. Nous poursuivrons la discussion sur les succès et défis à offrir de tels programmes dans une communauté minoritaire francophone et nous élaborerons sur nos partenariats acquis au cours des années.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 12-1pm EST. The webinar presented by Rochelle Parcells, explores the results of a scoping review that investigated approaches to community mobilization when addressing falls and/or injury prevention in older adults. It will also highlight which of these approaches to community mobilization are applicable and transferable to Ontario’s PHUs depending on their unique contexts. Register here.

Vibrant Communities Canada THIRD ANNUAL POVERTY REDUCTION SUMMIT - Hamilton, Ontario from April 4 - 6, 2017. Registration includes 3 days of onsite learning including keynote speeches and workshops, all lunches and gourmet breaks, an experiential bus tour of innovative poverty reduction practices in the community, a welcome reception and an evening networking event. Register here.