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Tuesday May 1, 2018 from 12-1PM EST. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, typically progressive, inflammatory mediated disease resulting in demyelination of the central nervous system. Although MS can lead to motor, sensory, psychological, and cognitive deficits, falls prevention for people with MS has only recently received attention in research or clinical arenas. Fortunately, falls are now recognized as a considerable consequence of MS. Research to date has also highlighted the importance of recognizing and addressing diverse influences on fall risk.

On Wed. Oct. 11th from 12-1pm EDT, presenters Susan Bonomo and Jennifer Wright as they discuss their fall prevention strategy.  For more information or to register click here.

AFC Communities in Western Ontario

Name of Committee: Mayor's Advisory Council for Kitchener Seniors (MACKS)

Population: 233,222


Program Description

Population: 18,801


Program Description

The goal of the committee is to elevate the profile, level of leadership and engagement of seniors in the community by:

Following the launch of the Provincial Fall Prevention Framework and Toolkit in 2011, each LHIN has been working on developing a Fall Prevention Strategy. Champlain, NE and SE LHINs share common borders and have come together to share common approaches and initiatives, with a view to collaborating to reduce costly duplication. By taking a provincial approach the hope is to improve effectiveness and efficiency across Ontario. Presenters Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Hélène Gagné, Christine Bidmead, Dianne Rossy, Wendy Carew, Megan Jaquith and Rhonda Lovell shared information about their work to date and looking at ways to move forward together. Watch the recording of the presentation here.

AFC Communities in Central Ontario

Name of Committee: Durham Council on Aging

Population: 645,862


Program Description

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases has approved the creation of two separate Special Interest Groups. While there are many areas ofoverlap between the two, both fields are in a phase of tremendous growth that could benefit from more individualized attention. Members are of AASLD areinvited to join SIGs by visiting http://www.aasld.org/membership/special-interest-groups

MHNIG offers a network of professional resources, support, and access to financial assistance through bursaries and awards. The purpose of MHNIG is to actively promote partnerships that work towards improving the mental health and well-being of individuals, their families, and our communities.

Name of Committee: Port Colborne Seniors Advisory Committee/Health Services

Population: 18,306


Program Description

This project will support the City of Burlington in creating an AFC plan. The City has branded the project as the Burlington Active Aging Plan. The plan will focus on keep older adults and seniors active, healthy and engaged in their community throughout all stages of life.


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