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2022 Conference – Inspiring Inclusive Communities in Ontario: Moving age-friendly insights, innovations and strategies into action

March 22-24: Inspiring Inclusive Communities in Ontario: Moving age-friendly insights, innovations and strategies into action is a free, virtual, 3-day conference for Age-Friendly Community Initiatives in Ontario, planners, implementers, researchers, academics and policy makers.

Specialized Geriatric Services East

2021 Conference – Transforming Care: Supporting Older Adults Post-COVID in Ontario

Prior to the pandemic, our health system was not effectively serving older adults with complex needs and their caregivers. We cannot simply return to the status quo; we must do better. 2021 Conference – Transforming Care: Supporting Older Adults Post-COVID in Ontario

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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 Linkages: January 2022 (Aging in the Community)

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 aging in the community.

Jan. 17, 2022: Communication 101: Bridging the Gap (DeafBlind Ontario Services)

Jan. 17, 2022: Strategies for developing age-inclusive organizations and communities (Institute for Life Course and Aging)

Jan. 18, 2022: Where to begin? It starts with screening (Loop Fall Prevention Community of Practice)

Jan. 27, 2022: Emergency Health Services Prevention Referral Program (Loop Fall Prevention Community of Practice)

Reading List: Aging in the Community

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources regarding aging in the community.

Blog: Aging in Place with Canada HomeShare

Learn about the Kingston HomeShare program in this blog post by Melissa Macri, Research and Evaluation at Canada HomeShare.

Blog: The Connection between Age-Friendly Communities & the Social Determinants of Health 

Learn about the connection between AFCs and the social determinants of health in this blog post by Micayla Maiorino BSc, BScN and Nicole Hill BSc, MSc, BScN

Recorded Webinar: Taking Charge: New models for Aging in Place, Designed by Seniors, for Seniors

Taking Charge: New models for Aging in Place, Designed by Seniors, for Seniors, is a research-through-storytelling project aimed at uncovering grassroots models of seniors’ supportive living that are emerging across Canada and the United States.

Recorded Webinar: Age-Friendly Communities: Housing Options for Older Canadians

During this webinar the presenter described how older Canadians want to live and the variety of housing options available.

Recorded Webinar: Age-Friendly Communities: Aging in Place

During this webinar the presenter described housing design and adaptability strategies to support aging in place.

Age-Friendly Community Initiatives in Ontario

Age-Friendly Community Initiatives (AFCIs) carry out age-friendly planning and implementation in their local community. The number of AFCIs in Ontario continues to grow across all four regions of the province – north, east, central and southwest.

The Ontario AFC Planning Guide

The Creating a More Inclusive Ontario: Age-Friendly Community Planning Guide For Municipalities and Community Organizations is intended for municipalities, community organizations and others working to develop and support Age Friendly Communities (AFCs) in Ontario.

Ageing Well Report

Queen’s University’s School of Policy Studies established a working group early in the COVID-19 pandemic tasked with analyzing its implications for the long-term care dimensions of the health sector.

Webinar recording: Taking Charge: New models for Aging in Place, Designed by Seniors, for Seniors

Taking Charge: New models for Aging in Place, Designed by Seniors, for Seniors, is a research-through-storytelling project aimed at uncovering grassroots models of seniors’ supportive living that are emerging across Canada and the United States.

Webinar recording: Age-Friendly Communities: Housing Options for Older Canadians

During this webinar the presenter described how older Canadians want to live and the variety of housing options available.

Webinar recording: Age-Friendly Communities: Aging in Place

During this webinar the presenter described housing design and adaptability strategies to support aging in place.

A Guide to programs and services for seniors in Ontario

A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario is your resource for information about programs and services available to Ontario’s seniors. It is produced by the Ministry of Seniors Affairs and distributed by ServiceOntario Publications.

Age-Friendly Community Initiatives in Ontario

Age-Friendly Community Initiatives (AFCIs) carry out age-friendly planning and implementation in their local community. The number of AFCIs in Ontario continues to grow across all four regions of the province – north, east, central and southwest.

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