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About the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health (CSAH)

Located in Kingston, Ontario the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health (CSAH) at Providence Care works in collaboration with both internal and external partners to build knowledge, awareness and system capacity to promote successful aging; prevent or delay frailty and its harmful consequences; and improve care by supporting transformation in organizations that provide health services.

To contact CSAH please email info@sagelink.ca

Key Components of Our Activities

CSAH is committed to:

  • Building awareness and system capacity to support successful aging and prevent or delay the expression of frailty and its consequences through knowledge translation and exchange
  • Facilitating evidence-based practice
  • Integrating quality improvement into education initiatives
  • Promoting learning experiences for students, health care providers, older adults and caregivers
  • Creating, supporting and sharing new knowledge

CSAH values: Compassion, Stewardship, Advocacy, Excellence and Respect

CSAH assets include:

  • An inter-professional team with expertise in aging and health, collaborative health care practice, program planning and evaluation, adult education and training, quality improvement, knowledge translation and exchange, and information technology
  • Web platforms (i.e. a website and a learning management system) that provide easy-to-access informational resources, educational material and decision-support tools for multiple sectors and audiences
  • Ability to generate and leverage new funding and resources
  • Partnerships with regional, provincial and national organizations and networks in aging and health
  • Expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies

 CSAH pillars:

  • Research
  • Education
  • Knowledge Exchange
  • Capacity Building
  • Creating Collaborative Networks
Partnerships & Networks
The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health (CSAH) continues to evolve partnerships and engage others who continue to share their expertise, idea and invaluable contributions, through a collaborative and inter-professional environment pursuing a common vision of supporting excellence in the care of the elderly.

Research Associates

  • Kathy Baker, Clinical Director, Seniors Mental Health, Regional Director & Community Team Managers and Behavioural Support Services at Providence Care
  • Dr. Mark Bona, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
  • Dr. Lisa Carver, Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology & Health Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
  • Dr. Barbara Crow, Dean of Arts and Science, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
  • Marie Delvin, Ph.D. Nursing, currently Nurse Practitioner, Senior Nurse Consultant at Indigenous Services Canada, First Nation and Inuit Health Branch, Ottawa Ontario
  • Dr. Christopher Frank, Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario and Care of the Elderly Physician at Providence Care Hospital
  • Helene Gagne, Program Director, Injury Prevention at Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation
  • Dr. Sudeep Gill, Associate Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine with cross-appointment in the Department of Public Health Sciences, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario and a Geriatrician at Providence Care Hospital
  • Tai M Huynh, Master of Design Ontario College of Art & Design and MBA York University, Creative Director University Health Network, OpenLab, Toronto
  • Atul Jaiswal, Ph.D. in Rehabilitative Science, School of Optometry at University of Montreal
  • Kelly Kay, Ph.D. (c) Executive Director at Seniors Care Network and Co-Executive Director at Provincial Geriatrics Leadership office
  • Dr. John Lewis, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Planning, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
  • Dr. Elizabeth McCrillis, Ph.D. Psychology, Assistant Professor and Director, Trent University/Trent Centre for Aging and Society, Peterborough, Ontario
  • Dr. Raza Mirza, Senior Research Associate, University of Toronto’s Life Course and Aging and the Network manager for The National Initiative for Care of the Elderly (NICE)
  • Dr. B Pianosi, Ph.D., Psyco-Gerontology, Associate Professor at Huntington University, Sudbury, Ontario
  • Dr. Mark Rosenberg, Ph.D., Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Geography and Planning, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
Student Mentorship

CSAH hosts a number of students during their practicum placements.

2021

  • Greenough, B. | Baccalaureate Nursing, St. Lawrence College/Laurentian University
    How technology Can be Used to Increase Participation and Decrease Social Isolation Among Older Adults

2020

  • Boblitz, A. | Master of Public Health, Queen’s University
    Program Evaluation for the Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program
  • Hill, N. | Bachelor of Nursing Science, Queen’s University
    Raising Awareness About Age-Friendly Communities Among Nurses in Various Sectors of Healthcare
  • Johnston, N. | Master of Public Health, Queen’s University
    Knowledge Translation Tools to Support Healthy Aging
  • Maiorino, M. | Bachelor of Nursing Science, Queen’s University
    Raising Awareness About Age-Friendly Communities Among Nurses in Various Sectors of Healthcare
  • Punjwani, Z. | Master of Public Health, Queen’s University
    Reducing the negative effects of social isolation during and post COVID-19 among community-dwelling older adults
  • Sandrasagra, L. | Bachelor of Nursing Science, Queen’s University
    Creating Age-Friendly Retirement Homes
  • Saunders, S. | Bachelor of Nursing Science, Queen’s University
    Creating Age-Friendly Retirement Homes
  • Sivasekaram, A. | Master of Public Health, Queen’s University
    Recognizing Diversity in Older Adults – How age-friendly communities can enhance the aging experience for members of the LGBTQ2+ community

2019

  • Bond, A | Master of Public Health, Queen’s University
    Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in Individuals with High Cognitive Reserve
  • Brown, N. | Master of Occupational Therapy, Queen’s University
    Mobility and Aging: Assessment, Identification, and Knowledge Translation
  • Duggan, J. | Master of Occupational Therapy, Queen’s University
    Enhancing Care for Clients with Vision and/or Hearing Loss
  • Kilroy, J. | Bachelor of Nursing Science, Queen’s University
    The Promotion of Financial Scam Awareness Among the Kingston Senior Population
  • Lockley, R. | Master of Occupational Therapy, Queen’s University
    Enhancing Care for Clients with Vision and/or Hearing Loss
  • Maclatchy, F. | Bachelor of Nursing Science, Queen’s University
    The Promotion of Financial Scam Awareness Among the Kingston Senior Population
  • Rochon, A. | Ph.D., Queen’s University
    Medication Management and Optimization for Older Adults Living with Frailty
  • Rockley, J. | Master of Occupational Therapy, Queen’s University
    Mobility and Aging: Assessment, Identification, and Knowledge Translation
  • Siqueira, I. | Master of Public Health, Queen’s University
    Researchers, Educators and Innovators Working in Aging 
  • Stricker, L. | Bachelor of Nursing Science, Queen’s University
    Dementia Preparation for Novice Students in Healthcare
  • Wallis, A. | Bachelor of Nursing Science, Queen’s University
    Dementia Preparation for Novice Students in Healthcare

2018

  • Abid, M. | Master of Public Health, Queen’s University
    How Age-Friendly Communities Meet the Needs of Older Immigrants
  • Brancaccio, L. | Master of Public Health, Queen’s University
    Building Capacity for Care of Older Adults Through an Integrated Knowledge Mobilization Strategy
  • Delvin, M.E. | Ph.D., Queen’s University
    Electronic Frailty Integrated Toolkit for Rural and Small Urban Primary Health Care
  • Insogna, J. | Master of Public Health, Queen’s University
    Evaluation and Knowledge Translation of Ontario Age-Friendly Communities
  • Marshall, D. | Ph.D., Queen’s University
    Integration of Primary Health Care Serving Frail Older Adults
  • Shehata, S. | Master of Occupational Therapy, Queen’s University
    South East Regional Integrated Fall Prevention and Management Strategy
  • Weldrick, M. | Master of Occupational Therapy, Queen’s University
    South East Regional Integrated Fall Prevention and Management Strategy

2017

  • Darshan, B. | Master of Occupational Therapy, Queen’s University
    South East Regional Integrated Fall Prevention and Management Strategy
  • Deodat, D. | Master of Public Health, Queen’s University
    Knowledge Translation and Exchange Support to Age-Friendly Communities
  • McMillan, B. | Master of Occupational Therapy, Queen’s University
    South East Regional Integrated Fall Prevention and Management Strategy
  • Robertson, P. | Master of Public Health, Queen’s University
    Evaluation and Program Support to Age-Friendly Communities

2016

  • Jamani, R. | Master of Public Health, Queen’s University
    Age-Friendly Community Planning Outreach Initiative

2015

  • Ang, M. | Master of Public Health, Queen’s University
    Investigating and Planning for a Regional Integrated Falls Prevention Strategy for South East Ontario
  • Burns, A. | Master of Public Health, Queen’s University
    Ontario’s Age-Friendly Community Planning Outreach Initiative
  • Sullivan, K. | Geological Sciences, Queen’s University
    Copper, Iron and Zinc Stable Isotopes as Biological Markers for Alzheimer’s Disease
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