Thurs. Jan. 23rd from 12-1pm EST. Join presenters Dr. Peter Berry and Rebekka Schnitter as they discuss information on the health risks to Canadians from climate change and a new framework for understanding intersecting vulnerabilities that is being developed for the next national climate change and health assessment. To learn more or to register click here.

Jan. 23rd from 9-10AM EST. Join Dr. Jane Barratt for this free webinar presentation as she provides an inspiring and educational shared experience around age-friendly concepts, where attendees can join the dots to inspire, connect, exchange and innovate through the lens of culture and learned opportunities around the world. Register here.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on Mental Health Considerations for Older Adults. This month’s blog is by Gail Hawley Knowles, R.N., BA, MHs on Anxiety in Older Adults.  A listing of upcoming events, opportunities and updates related to aging, health and caring for older adults are included. 

On Friday November 1, 2019 the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care hosted this conference featuring presentations focused on issues facing older adults. Topics included social isolation, loneliness, poverty, sensory loss, issues faced by LGBT2SQ older adults, housing and new technologies to assist individuals to age at home safely. Pdf copies of the presenters slides are available for viewing.

Wed. Feb. 5th from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Dr. Tom Schwizer as he reviews the current brain imaging literature on concussion and mTBI and shares new findings. He will also discuss some of the research linking head injury to dementia to future directions. To learn more and to register click here.

Feb. 19th from 10:30-11:30 AM EST.  Join presenters Kimberly Lopez and Ashley Flanagan for this free webinar where they will share strategies to acknowledge and support diverse identities and needs of individuals who live and work in long-term care (LTC) homes. Attendees will receive self-reflection tools to think critically in order to support individuals with diverse social identities, with implications for how we provide care and services in LTC. To learn more or to register click here

Jan. 15, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join Dr. Ana Juricic  for this webinar presentation as she discusses how vision can affect one's risk for falls. A general overview of age-related vision changes and how they relate to increased risk of falls will be provided. Various tips for preventing falls and vision aids for addressing glare, lighting, decreased vision and contrast will be included. To register click here.

This new Framework includes an updated plan for implementation of ACP in Canada. The 2019 Pan-Canadian Framework builds on the legacy of the 2012 National Framework and its influence on new developments and accomplishments. It is restructured to focus more on broadening partnerships, and promoting further collaboration among different jurisdictions (local, provincial/territorial, national) and systems (health, law, social services, life planning). Its development was funded by Health Canada as part of a $1.9 million project over three years to help people living in Canada prepare for their future health care needs.

On Dec. 2, 2019, Dr. John Puxty provided this webinar presentation where he discussed the relevance of osteoporosis, falls and fractures in seniors; assessing individual risk of osteoporotic fracture; the consequences of osteoporotic fractures; and effective treatment and management plans to reduce risk of future fractures. A pdf of the slides presented is available for review. Click here to view the presentation recording.

The Ontario Caregiver Organization offers a 24/4 telephone support line at 1-833-416-2273 and website with resources to support caregivers across Ontario.

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