new site announcement

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: May 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 “Sensory Impairment”.

Reading List: Sensory Impairment

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

Blog: Integrated Care for Older Adults Living with Complexity: Elements of Design

Older adults have been identified by many Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) as a priority population of focus. After identification, where to next in terms of population health management?

eFit Health Care Professional: Sensory Issues

Each topic in the Health Care Professionals section contains a topic overview and assessment tools (e-form or printable PDF) with instructions on how to conduct the assessment and interpret results. There are also guidelines, additional resources and online learning to support health care professionals in the provision of clinical care.

eFit Learning Module: Sensory Issues

This series of courses provides a foundation for understanding, recognizing, assessing and managing health care concerns in the older adult. Each Lesson includes short narrated modules that focus on these four themes. The Lesson modules are narrated and designed to be concise and streamlined in order to provide the information you need quickly.

Webinar Recording: Participation Experiences of People with Deafblindness or Dual Sensory Loss

PhD Candidate Atul Jaiswal introduced the condition of dual sensory loss or deafblindness and discussed the characteristics, epidemiology and impact of dual sensory loss on life.

eFit Individuals & Caregivers: Your 5 Senses

Each topic in the Individuals and Caregivers section contains a topic introduction, online learning opportunities, and a list of additional resources.

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