Thurs. Jan. 23rd from 12-1pm EST. Join presenters Dr. Peter Berry and Rebekka Schnitter as they discuss information on the health risks to Canadians from climate change and a new framework for understanding intersecting vulnerabilities that is being developed for the next national climate change and health assessment. To learn more or to register click here.

Jan. 23rd from 9-10AM EST. Join Dr. Jane Barratt for this free webinar presentation as she provides an inspiring and educational shared experience around age-friendly concepts, where attendees can join the dots to inspire, connect, exchange and innovate through the lens of culture and learned opportunities around the world. Register here.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on Mental Health Considerations for Older Adults. This month’s blog is by Gail Hawley Knowles, R.N., BA, MHs on Anxiety in Older Adults.  A listing of upcoming events, opportunities and updates related to aging, health and caring for older adults are included. 

Feb. 27th, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join Dr. Susan Hunter for this presentation as she discusses the epidemiology and risk factors for falls in people with dementia and mobility aids as a falls risk factor in people with dementia. To learn more or to register click here.

This webpage shares resources on quality of life (QOL) assessment for older adults living with frailty and their family caregivers.  Tools for QOL assessments have been shown to help older adults to work with their healthcare providers to live comfortably at home as long as possible and to help family members who are coping with the demands of caring for a love one at home. Click here to access these tools.

The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) is looking to fund knowledge translation and real-world implementation proposals aimed to empower remote Indigenous communities to enable them to improve care for, and support elders to remain in their home or communities. CFN will only fund proposals that are co-created/co-designed in close partnership with Indigenous community members. Proposals must focus on the scale or spread of a prior health and/or social care initiative shown to be effective in a smaller context.

Budget: $200,000 maximum

Deadline: March 2, 2020

May 13, 2020 at the Saint Elias Banquet Centre, Ottawa from 8:15am to 4pm. The Regional Geriatric Program offers Geriatric Refresher Days for all those who work with the elderly.  The program includes keynote speakers, concurrent sessions and an opportunity for networking. Limited Time Offer! Early Bird Registration $75 until Feb 29,2020. Regular Registration $100. To view the agenda or to register click here.

Wed. Feb. 5th from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Dr. Tom Schwizer as he reviews the current brain imaging literature on concussion and mTBI and shares new findings. He will also discuss some of the research linking head injury to dementia to future directions. To learn more and to register click here.

Feb. 19th from 10:30-11:30 AM EST.  Join presenters Kimberly Lopez and Ashley Flanagan for this free webinar where they will share strategies to acknowledge and support diverse identities and needs of individuals who live and work in long-term care (LTC) homes. Attendees will receive self-reflection tools to think critically in order to support individuals with diverse social identities, with implications for how we provide care and services in LTC. To learn more or to register click here

This new Framework includes an updated plan for implementation of ACP in Canada. The 2019 Pan-Canadian Framework builds on the legacy of the 2012 National Framework and its influence on new developments and accomplishments. It is restructured to focus more on broadening partnerships, and promoting further collaboration among different jurisdictions (local, provincial/territorial, national) and systems (health, law, social services, life planning). Its development was funded by Health Canada as part of a $1.9 million project over three years to help people living in Canada prepare for their future health care needs.

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