Research Institute for Aging

Thursday, September 24, All-day event - Join us as we celebrate Arts and Aging Day Canada – a day devoted to highlighting arts-based activities for older adults across the sector. 

We invite you to share your organization’s arts activities, creations and experiences through social media. From choirs to poetry, visual arts to dance, we want to highlight all the ways the arts are engaging and supporting Canadian older adults, both in-person, and virtually. This day is a great opportunity for you to learn from colleagues across the country and find new ideas to bring back to your own workplace.

Fall Prevention Community of Practice

Wednesday, October 7, 12 pm Eastern - Health Literacy refers to a person’s ability to access, understand and act on health related information. The complexity of the message and the health professional’s ability to communicate clearly are important contributing factors.

Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care

Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern - This webinar will help you nurture an inclusive community among LTC residents and team members, even in the age of COVID-19. Presenters will share practical and quick steps you can take right now, without spending hours planning and preparing. Participants will receive a copy of the Embracing Diversity: A Toolkit for Supporting Inclusion in Long-Term Care Homes in the mail.

Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care

Thursday, September 10, 2020, 2:30 - 3:30 pm Eastern - This free webinar will share findings from research to help chefs and nutrition managers working in Long-Term Care to create meals that are more nutritious for residents.

CLRI

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 2 - 3 pm Eastern - This webinar will offer students and health-care professionals practical approaches and leading practices to support the direct health-care providers who care for individuals with challenging responsive behaviours, focusing specifically on sleep disorders and dementia.

Centre for Studies in Aging and Health

Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 12 p.m. Eastern - While there is a large body of research to demonstrate the importance of culturally competent care for supporting the health and well-being of older LGBTQ persons, home care providers in Canada continue to receive little education in this regard. Consequently, providers may lack the needed awareness and skills to recognize and support older LGBTQ persons when providing care to this community.

brainXchange

Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 12 - 1 p.m. Eastern - brainXchange, Alzheimer Society of Canada and the CCNA proudly present: Ageism’s influence on how older people are viewed and how they view themselves. In this webinar, we will discuss age stereotypes and ageism from a number of perspectives. First, we will review how ageist portrayals of older people permeate the media. Second, we will present the content of age stereotypes and discuss how they lead to ageist behavior and how this can affect how older people view themselves. Last, we will touch upon implications for how people living with dementia are likely stigmatized and also suggest ways to mitigate age stereotypes and ageist behaviour.  

BrainXchange Online Event

Two Events: Monday, July 6th, 12:00 pm and Monday, July 13th, 12:00 pm - Falling Through the Cracks: Greg’s Story is a short film on Greg Price’s journey through the healthcare system. The 30 minute film gives a glimpse of who Greg was and focuses on the events of his healthcare journey that ended in his unexpected and tragic death.  In spite of the sadness of Greg’s Story, the message of the film is intended to inspire positive change and improvement in the healthcare system. 

Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA)

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 1:00 pm - Between 2010-15, the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) recruited more than 50,000 participants aged 45 to 85 and collected data on physical, psychological, social and biological aspects of aging. Now in its second follow-up, the CLSA has established itself as one of the most comprehensive platforms for research on health and aging in the world, with nearly 300 research projects underway. How can researchers connect with the CLSA to contribute, collaborate or advance their own programs of research? What opportunities exist for trainees? In this webinar, four panelists will share their personal insights and experiences with the CLSA, showcasing opportunities to engage with Canada’s largest platform for research on aging.

IFA

Friday, June 26, 7:00 a.m. - COVID-19 has brought with it many unprecedented challenges, particularly regarding the impacts on older people. Volunteerism has become a critical pillar of community support, with many older people contributing to the COVID-19 response. Following a remarkable outpouring of support from volunteers in Wales, Ms. Ruth Marks, Chief Executive of Wales Council for Voluntary Action looks ahead to life after lockdown and explores practices that must be continued in the voluntary sector in the future.

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