saglink.ca new site announcement

Welcome to our new Site!

We’ve been working behind the scenes to create a brand new sagelink.ca, 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. Sagelink.ca is the web host for CSAH.

Featured Articles

CSAH & SHKN Linkages: December 2020

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 “Substance Misuse & Older Adults”.

Welcome to our New Site!

We’ve been working behind the scenes to create a brand new sagelink.ca, 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.

Webinar – Helping Teams Respond to Caregiver Anxiety During COVID

December 1, 2020, 2 – 3 pm Eastern – Online – The Ontario CLRI at Baycrest is offering a four-part Behavioural Support Rounds with a COVID focus to share lessons learned and success stories from the first wave around COVID and responsive behaviours.

Webinar – Effective Strategies to Support Persons Exhibiting Sign of Delirium in Care Settings

December 3, 2020, 9:30 – 10:30 am and 4 – 5 pm Eastern – Online – This is the ninth webinar series for healthcare teams. Speakers will introduce healthcare workers to effective strategies to support persons exhibiting signs of delirium in care settings. Find the morning session here and the afternoon session here.

Webinar – Next Steps in COVID-19 Response in Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes

December 7, 2020, 12 – 1 pm – Online – CFHI/CPSI WEBINAR SERIES: Next Steps in COVID-19 Response in Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes.

Webinar – Supporting smoking cessation in Long Term Care in the era of COVID-19

December 8, 2020, 2 – 3 pm Eastern – Online – The Ontario CLRI at Baycrest is offering a four-part Behavioural Support Rounds with a COVID focus to share lessons learned and success stories from the first wave around COVID and responsive behaviours.

Webinar – Engaging government to scale up MOvIT+: A program offering assistive technology coaching and supports

December 9, 2020, 1 – 2 pm Eastern – Online – This presentation will discuss the various partnership strategies that lead to engaging health care centers and the Ministry of Health and Social Services in Quebec in supporting a large–scale implementation study of a web-based intervention for older adults with mobility limitations.

Conference – Alzheimer’s Disease International Virtual International Conference

December 10 – 12, 2020, – Online – Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) is proud that its international conference is the longest running and one of the largest international conferences on dementia, attracting over 1,000 delegates from over 100 countries.

eFit for Health Care Professionals: Substance Misuse Tools and Resources

Find assessment tools, guidelines, resources, and online learning about substance misuse.

Reading List: Substance Misuse

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

eLearning: Substance Misuse

This eLearning course for Health Care Professionals has four modules: Understanding Substance Misuse & Abuse, Risk Factors & Causes, Screening & Assessment, and Prevention & Management.

eFit for Individuals and Caregivers: Substance Use

Find caregiver resources and online learning for substance use.

eFit eLearning for Individuals and Caregivers: Substance Use

This eLearning course covers the following questions: What is substance use, misuse and abuse? What are the signs of substance misuse and abuse? How does aging impact alcohol, prescriptive medication and cannabis use in older adults?

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