On May 25, 2018  The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care Hospital, Kingston, held our 2018 conference which focused on the topics of social isolation, poverty and age-friendly communities. Conference presentations are available by viewing the full page.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 2:00-3:30 PM EDT. This webinar presented by Karen Henderson, will provide practical tips on planning for and meeting both the little and big planning challenges that face us all—from when is the right time to retire, to re-evaluating your location, to an easy way to keep your advance directive current. Helpful resources will also be provided. Register here.

October 17-20, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec. The Congress will provide a state of the art experience for stroke professionals, researchers and policy makers. We have designed an unparalleled educational and scientific program covering epidemiology, prevention, acute care and stroke recovery. For more information or to register click here.

November 14-16, 2018 at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto.  This conference profiles new and emerging research, innovation and quality initiatives in a unique forum designed for learning, networking and information sharing. Participants will learn how a variety of innovative programs that are already in use across Ontario align with the current health landscape, and the benefits that result. To learn more or to register click here.

Friday, September 28th, 2018 at the Ramada Kingston Hotel & Conference Centre located on 33 Benson St., Kingston. This workshop is intended for community and long term care exercise providers delivering exercise programs that include stroke survivors with mild-moderate impairments. This includes, and is not limited to health promoters/trainers, restorative care, recreational therapy, PTAs, and PTs. To register, click here.

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at the Family & Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox & Addington located on 817 Division Street. This workshop is a one-day training program designed for direct support professionals (front line staff) from both Developmental Services and Health/Seniors/Long-term Care Sectors. To register, click here.

October 2-5, 2018 Montreal, Quebec. Register today for this unique opportunity to meet, share experiences and exchange ideas with colleagues from 60 countries, representing all disciplines. In-depth workshops and seminars covering all aspects of end-of-life care, from the most current scientific developments in pain and symptom control to the large existential questions, to hands-on experiential sessions addressing practical issues faced everyday. To review the program click here. To register click here.

The 5th National CFN Conference is being held in Toronto on September 20-21st 2018. This conference is for practitioners, care providers, scientists, clinicians, policy makers and experts in the field of frailty.  Together we will present and discuss, the latest knowledge, evidence, approaches and policies that are transforming care and seeding the next generation of breakthrough innovations. To learn more or to register click here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to aging, resilience and disease management. Themes include:

  • resilience in the presence of disease
  • social and community supports and considerations
  • family and caregiving resilience
  • measuring resilience

6 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This paper describes the context of later life and what resilience means in this context. Several points are reviewed regarding the development and function of resilience in the oldest-old and the younger old cohorts. 8 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

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