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Welcome to our new Site!

We’ve been working behind the scenes to create a brand new, home to the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health (CSAH) and the Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program. In addition to all of the high-quality information and resources you have come to expect from the Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, you will find some new content to explore…

Out at Home Webinar Announcement

Using Research-based Film to Improve the Care of Older LGBTQ People Aging at Home

July 29, 2020. Dr. Alisa Grigorovich and Siobhan Churchill screened the film “Out at Home” and explore its potential for reducing stigma and improving gaps in knowledge regarding LGBTQ older adults in home care services. They explored with participants the impact of the film, its usefulness to informing their own practice and understanding in this area, as well as suggestions for additional educational tools and materials to support its uptake.

Age Friendly Communities Initiative log and photo of couple outdoors

Older Adults, Physical Distancing & Social Isolation During the COVID-19 Pandemic – What can Communities do NOW?

Presenters Dr. John Puxty and Sarah Webster discussed the barriers that are particularly challenging for older adults during isolation and some of the creative ways that communities are ensuring that older adults are informed and able to access the services they need while adhering to physical distancing guidelines.

Clinical resources for Health Care Professionals who care for older adults.

Resources for older adults and those who care for aging family and friends.

The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health (CSAH) at Providence Care in Kingston, Ontario works within four pillars of knowledge exchange, education, capacity building and research to improve the health and well-being of older adults with complex needs and their caregivers. is the web host for CSAH.

Featured Articles

CSAH & SHKN Linkages: January 2021

Linkages includes a listing of upcoming events, opportunities and updates related to aging, health and caring for older adults. This month’s reading list features some of the most recent academic publications on “Frailty in Older Adults”.

Welcome to our New Site!

We’ve been working behind the scenes to create a brand new, home to the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health (CSAH) and the Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program. In addition to all of the high-quality information and resources you have come to expect from the Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, you will find some new content to explore.

RIAF Webinar – Canadian Guidelines on Substance Use Disorders Among Older Adults

January 12, 2021 – 12:00 pm -1:00 pm Eastern – Online: Dr. David Conn and Dr. Kiran Rabheru will provide an overview of issues that are common across substance use disorders among older adults, how and why were the guidelines created, what the guidelines are, and how to apply the guidelines.

Webinar – TCA Webinar Series 2021: How Technology Can Reduce Social Isolation 

January 12, 2021, 6:30 – 8 pm Eastern – Online: Panelists will discuss the role of technology as a strategy for seniors to form social connections in during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Webinar – AGE-WELL Policy Rounds: Collaborating Online Resources & Education (CORE) in Alberta and BC: Promoting Healthy Aging using a digital knowledge hub for seniors serving organizations

January 13, 2021, 1 – 2 pm Eastern – Online: Originally launched in 2018 in BC, followed by a launch in 2020 in Alberta, the Collaborative Online Resources and Education (CORE) platform is a digital knowledge hub that’s been developed to support seniors-serving organizations in both provinces to connect with each other, share resources and best practices, and much more!

Webinar – Curovate: Making Physical Therapy Accessible Globally

January 13, 2021, 6 – 7 pm Eastern – Online:The Curovate app provides video guided physical therapy exercises, the ability to measure knee and hip range of motion, tracks and reports both patient adherence and progress.

Workshop – Community Engagement 2021 (January Session)

January 19, 2021, 1 – 4:30 pm Eastern – Online: In this virtual workshop we will delve into what community engagement looks like in 2021, and consider how the landscape is changing and evolving.

Webinar – Age and the Lens of Dress: Intersections of Time, Embodiment and Culture

January 20, 2021,11:30 am – 12:30 pm Eastern – Online: In this session Dr. Julia Twigg  will explore some of the ways in which we can use dress as a lens to examine the changing meanings of age, exploring intersections between time and embodiment, and the significance of these for our interpretation of ageing within a particular culture.

RIAF Webinar – The Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults aged 65 years or older

January 20, 2021 -12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  Eastern – Online: The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology assembled a Consensus Panel to create the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults aged 65 years or older which were released in October 2020. This webinar will discuss how and why were the guidelines created, what the guidelines are, and how to apply the guidelines.

Webinar – RGP Health Equity Webinar Series

January 22, 2021, 1 – 2 pm Eastern – Online: What is health equity? What does health equity look like in older adult populations? Please join us for our health equity webinar series to learn about the practical applications of health equity in healthcare.

Webinar – AGE-WELL Policy Rounds: Barriers and Facilitators of Digital Health Adoption for Chronic Disease Management

January 27, 2021, 1 – 2 pm Eastern – Online – In this webinar, we will discuss the perceptions of patients and health care professionals regarding the adoption of innovative digital health interventions for chronic disease management.

Webinar – Lifespan Speaker Series: Learning more, not less – Memory as we age

January 28, 2021, 12:30 – 2 pm Eastern – Online – How does our memory for events change as we get older and what do these changes mean for our memory in everyday life?

eFit for Health Care Professionals: Frailty Tools and Resources

Find assessment tools, guidelines, resources, and online learning about frailty.

Reading List: Frailty in Older Adults

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources regarding frailty.

eLearning: Frailty

This eLearning course for Health Care Professionals has four modules: Frailty and Early Detection, Contributing Factors of Frailty, Recognizing & Assessing Frailty, Managing the Frail Older Adult.

Blog: You can have too much of a good thing when it comes to medicine for older adults

Blog: Addiction and Mental Health Services for Older Adults

eFit for Individuals and Caregivers: Frailty

Find caregiver resources and online learning for frailty.

eFit eLearning for Individuals and Caregivers: Frailty

This eLearning course covers the following questions: What is frailty? What are the effects of frailty on older adults? How can frailty be prevented?

Caregiving Strategies: Providing Care and Support for Senior Living with Frailty

The Regional Geriatric Programs of Ontario (RGPO) and six project partners from across the province have launched new educational resources for caregivers who are providing care and support for seniors living with frailty. 

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