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Webinar – AVOID Frailty: How Diet and Nutrition Can Reduce Risk
May 17, 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 diet and nutrition can reduce frailty.
By the end of this session you will:
– Understand the components of frailty and their negative impact on health
– Recognize the importance of good nutrition and diet for promoting healthy aging
– Identify the risk factors and impact of malnutrition on older adults
– Appreciate the benefits of healthy food choices.
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.
- 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: Nutrition – The Centre for Studies in Aging and Health offers an educational lesson and related resources about nutrition for older adults.
- Healthy Eating for Seniors. Canada’s food Guide – Government of Canada Guide describes why healthy eating matters for older adults and explores healthy eating habits.
- Eat Well – A shopping list of foods high in nutrition and low in calories produced by the Canadian Frailty Network
- Older Adult Nutrition Screening: Resources for Older Adults – Resources include a screening tool, healthy recipes, fact sheets and information about how to find a dietitian
- Unlockfood.ca – Information about nutrition for older adults, as well as a guide to healthy eating for older adults
- Telehealth Ontario (toll-free ph# 1-866-797-0000) A free, confidential service you can call to get health advice or information
- Cooking Activities for Elderly People – A resource that offers suggestions about how to connect through food.