The Centre for Studies in Aging and Health (CSAH) plays a leadership role in multiple research and knowledge exchange projects in partnerships with other research and innovation organizations in aging and health across Ontario. In the last five years, CSAH has generated over 1.5 million dollars in funding and has actively collaborated on other projects involving over two million dollars. Through early researcher funding CSAH has been able to support and promote new engagement of several upcoming researchers in aging and health.
CSAH is pleased to spotlight some of the emerging regional, provincial and national research and publications related to aging.
- Kingston HomeShare - Kingston HomeShare will match ten older adults (home providers) with ten post-secondary students to live together during 2021-2022.
- Ontario Age-Friendly Communities (AFC) Outreach Program - An age-friendly community (AFC) is a community where policies, services and physical spaces are designed to enable people of all ages to live in a secure and accessible physical and social environment. AFCs contribute to good health and allow people to continue to participate fully in society throughout their lifetime.
- A Review of Clinical Effectiveness, Cost Effectiveness, and Guidelines of High Dose Influenza Vaccine for Adults - This study evaluates the clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness and guidelines associated with high dose influenza vaccine, with a particular focus on older adults and adults who are immunocompromised.
- The Impact of Repeated Vaccination Using 10-year Vaccination History on Protection Against Influenza in Older Adults - This study investigated vaccine effectiveness against laboratory-confirmed influenza and the impact of repeated vaccination over 10 previous seasons on current season vaccine effectiveness among older adults.
- Vaccine Uptake in Canadian Adults 2019 - The Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Coverage Survey is a yearly telephone survey that collects information about the flu shot in Canada. Each flu season, the survey estimates how many people get the flu shot as well as knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about the flu shot.
- Impact of Hospitalization Due to Influenza on Short and Long-Term Frailty in Older Adults - This study will compare frailty at baseline, at enrollment, at 30 days post-discharge, and at 1 year between cases and controls, in order to assess the impact of hospitalization due to influenza on short- and long-term frailty and to examine differences between influenza and other reasons for hospital admission.
- Aging in community: A focus on older LGBTQ2+ Canadians - This pan-Canadian project aims to examine models of age-friendly communities that have a particular focus on the inclusion of diverse aging communities.
- Improving Social Inclusion for Canadians with Dementia and Carers through Sharing Dance - The project aims to study innovative ways of improving social inclusion for Canadians living with dementia.
- Move Strong - MoveSTroNg is an eight-week exercise and nutrition program that teaches older adults with chronic diseases how to perform resistance and balance exercises that can be easily integrated into their day.
- Identifying Barriers to Adult Influenza Vaccination in Canada - This report identifies opportunities to help build capacity and influence vaccine-related policy across Canada.
- Messages Matter: A Spotlight on Influenza Vaccination Campaigns - This report establishes a critical reference point on which to build and scale up good practices as well as lessons to be learned.
- Tech Use by Older Canadians for Health, Wellness and Independence in the Time of COVID-19 - An infographic covering Tech Use by Older Canadians for Health, Wellness and Independence in the Time of COVID-19.