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Webinar – AVOID Frailty: How Activity Can Reduce Risk
June 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Description: Frailty is a medical condition of reduced function and health in older adults. Getting older doesn’t necessarily mean someone is frail, but it does increase the odds of developing multiple medical conditions and frailty.
Older adults and caregivers living in South East Ontario are invited to participate in this one-hour online education session to learn more about how activity can reduce frailty.
By the end of this session you will:
– Understand physical and cognitive components of frailty
– Recognize the impact of inactivity
– Identify strategies to increase your activity
– Appreciate the importance of sleep and rest
This series is hosted by the Centre for Studies in Aging and Health in partnership with the Canadian Frailty Network and the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn from Dr. John Puxty, a Geriatrician, Associate Professor and Chair of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Queen’s University, and Director of the Centre for Studies in Aging and Health. He has a primary interest in promoting healthy aging and wellness for older adults through his ongoing research in aging, age friendly communities, memory disorders, and knowledge mobilization strategies.
- Click here to access the slide deck.
- Click here to watch the recording.
- Click here for event handout *Includes links to the services and programs discussed during the event
- What is Frailty? – The Canadian Frailty Network shares current evidence about frailty, the risk factors, and common features of frailty.
- AVOID Frailty – The Canadian Frailty Network provides information on what older adults can do to avoid frailty.
- AVOID Frailty Brochure – The Canadian Frailty Network offers this summary about how you can AVOID Frailty and take control!
- eFit Toolkit for Individuals & Caregivers: Frailty – The Centre for Studies in Aging and Health offers an educational lesson and related resources about frailty, risk factors, self-assessment, and how to avoid frailty.
- eFit Toolkit for Individuals & Caregivers: Sleep – The Centre for Studies in Aging and Health offers related resources about sleep and aging.
- The Strengthening Package – This includes strengthening exercises and activities to help you maintain your physical function and improve your physical strength while you are staying at home.
- Inactivity Prevention Package – This includes a variety of balance and strength exercises to help you maintain physical function and balance.
- Managing Sleep in Older Adults – This resource describes the causes of sleeping problems in older adults, common types of sleeping problems and disorders, and how you can help manage sleeping problems.
- Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults ages 65 years and older – This guide offers clear direction on what a healthy 24 hours looks like for Canadian adults aged 65 years and older
- AVOID Frailty – Staying Active Update – A short video update from Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod of Body Break
- Heads up for Healthier Living – This guide has practical strategies for healthier living.
- Heads up for Healthier Brains – This guide includes practical strategies for brain health
- By Us For Us Guide: Enhancing Wellness – Written by people living with early memory loss, this guide focuses on strategies to enhance physical, psychological and emotional, social and spiritual well-being
- By Us for Us Guide – Memory Workout – Written by people living with memory loss, this guide offers tips and tricks to improve or maintain memory