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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 Linkages: August 2021

Linkages is a monthly e-newsletter that 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 Cannabis & CBD.

Reading List: Cannabis Use and Older Adults

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources regarding cannabis use and older adults.

Blog: Cannabis and Older Adults

the Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health (CCSMH) is in the process of developing MOC and MainPro+ accredited e-learning modules on the topic of Cannabis and Older Adults. We aim to launch the modules in early 2022.

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

Dr. David Conn and Dr. Kiran Rabheru 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.

eFit for Health Care Professionals: Substance Misuse

As the number of older adults in Canada rises from under 15% in 2010 to more than 25% projected in 2036, addressing substance use by older adults who use alcohol and other drugs becomes increasingly important. Health care providers need to understand the needs of older adults and how the Canadian healthcare system can adapt to meet them.

eFit Learning Module: Substance Misuse

This learning module includes four interactive lessons: Understanding Substance Misuse & Abuse, Risk Factors & Causes, Screening & Assessment, and Prevention & Management.

eFit Education and Resources: Substance Use

Many older adults use alcohol, prescription medication, cannabis and other substances to address and cope with issues such as sleep, loneliness, pain or other health issues. This is often done in a way that is not consistent with legal and medical guidelines and can have lasting effects on an individual’s own health, relationships and employment.

Substance Use eLearning Module

At the end of this overview on Substance Use you will be able to answer: What is substance use, misuse and abuse? What are the signs of substance misuse and abuse? How does aging impact alcohol, prescription medication and cannabis use in older adults?

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