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Webinar – AVOID Frailty: How Interacting with Others can Reduce Risk

March 22, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm



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 interacting with others can reduce frailty.

By the end of this session you will:
– understand frailty and its impact on health
– appreciate the importance of social interactions
– be aware of risk factors and possible negative outcomes of social isolation and loneliness
– be able to identify strategies to improve your interactions.


Dr. John Puxty
Geriatrician at Queen’s University, and the Centre for Studies in Aging and Health at Providence Care
Dr. Puxty is 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.

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