Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Dual Sensory Loss in Older Adults” as well as updates from AGE-WELL, BrainXchange, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Deafblind Ontario Services, National Institute on Ageing, Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care, Ontario Community Support Association, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario.

Information about the Seniors Community Grant Program and CABHI Spark Program funding opportunities are included. Opportunities to share insights related to health care improvement and dementia are also featured. A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

Monday, November 23, 2015

We invite undergraduates, graduates and researchers to submit an abstract for a 10 minute oral presentation on their research related to aging.  For each accepted presentation, the registration fee of the presenter will be waived.

Monday, January 19, 2009 to Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sustaining Interprofessional Teamwork and Shared Learning in Long-Term Care
This interprofessional quality improvement project, funded by Health Force Ontario, was aimed at improving evidence-based knowledge-to-practice resources for clinicians within Long-Term Care.  Over 18 months the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care partnered with organizations in Kingston, Ottawa, Maxville and Thunder Bay to improve the care and quality of life for residents and improve satisfaction and quality of work life for caregivers. 

Emerging Priorities in Aging

Conferences & Workshops - Aging Research & Innovation Forum • October 26, 2012 • Kingston, ON

On October 26, 2012, as part of our series of Aging, Research & Innovation Forums, over 100 educators, clinicians, students, caregivers and researchers from across Ontario attended the Emerging Priorities in Aging conference at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour Restaurant in Kingston to discuss ideas, projects and research about the care and welfare of older adults.

Supporting Providence Care’s Geriatric Psychiatry and Specialized Geriatrics

CFLE arose out of a desire to develop an ongoing initiative of investing in people, including clinicians and allied health care professionals, with a focus on sustainable quality improvement in care for the elderly, and on fostering emerging champions and mentors in teams.

Care of the Frail Elderly: Navigating the Maze

CSAH Geriatric Education Conference • June 5, 2013 • Kingston, ON

On June 5, 2013, over 100 health professionals working in various settings including acute, community, primary and long-term care joined us at St. Lawrence College in Kingston for an exploration of new initiatives, community programs and clinical updates that addressed the realities of providing health care for the elderly with complex care issues.

Collaborating to Meet the Needs of the Most Frail and Vulnerable Seniors

OVERVIEW

Regional Geriatric Programs (RGPs) provide a comprehensive network of specialized geriatric services which assess and treat functional, medical, and psychosocial aspects of illness and disability in older adults who have multiple and complex needs. Working in collaboration with primary care physicians, community health professionals and others, RGPs seek to meet the needs of the most frail and vulnerable seniors.

Ontario-based Institutions Producing Evidence that Helps Improve Seniors Care

OVERVIEW

The Ontario Research Coalition of Research Institutes/Centres on Health and Aging (ORC) brings together interdisciplinary researchers from multiple institutions working to produce evidence that focuses on improving the quality of care provided to seniors in Ontario.

Providing Clinical Leadership for a Plan to Improve the Coordination of Care Across the South East Local Health Integration Network (SELHIN)

OVERVIEW

Dr. John Puxty, Director, Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care is the Clinical Lead for the South East Ontario Clinical Services Roadmap (CSR) to Restorative Care.

CSAH has maintained an active ongoing relationship with the Seniors Health Knowledge Network (SHKN) for the last 5 years as one of the founding members of the Ontario Research Coalition of Centres/Institutes on Health and Aging (ORC) and through the roles of Drs. Puxty and Le Clair on the executive of its Advisory Council.

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