This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources including considerations regarding:

  • special considerations for LGBT elders
  • ageism
  • the relationship between mental health and diabetes
  • self-harm
  • suicidal ideation
  • substance use disorders
  • eating disorders
  • grief in dementia
  • stigma
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • anxiety
  • personality disorder
  • exercise

4 pages. Last reviewed December 2019.

On Friday November 1, 2019 the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care hosted this conference featuring presentations focused on issues facing older adults. Topics included social isolation, loneliness, poverty, sensory loss, issues faced by LGBT2SQ older adults, housing and new technologies to assist individuals to age at home safely. Pdf copies of the presenters slides are available for viewing.

This article describes common experiences of malnutrition and abuse experienced by Indigenous children in the residential school system in Canada.  The long-term consequences and impact on health are explored. 3 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This report investigates the health of First Nations and Labrador Inuit elders living in their home communities and the impact that residential schools have had on their social determinants of health. 28 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

Dr. Esther Ernst provided this presentation on May 25, 2018 which explored trends related to poverty among older adults living in Canada.  She also examined an evidence-based argument tor intervening in poverty and provided practical ways that healthcare providers can intervene in poverty. 34 slides. Last reviewed May 2018.

This report presents key findings on physical, mental, and social aspects of aging using data collected from 50,000 Canadians aged 45-85. It highlights insights related to: physical and psychological health, loneliness and social isolation, caregiving and care receiving, transportation and mobility, work and retirement, physical function, disability and falls, lesbian, gay and bisexual aging, and lifestyle and behaviour, among others. 210 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

Thank you to those who were able to join us in an exploration of a variety of topics with a focus on aging at Donald Gordon Conference Centre in Kingston ON.  Below are pdf copies of speaker presentations and other related resources.  

Dr. Gary Bloch explores the impact of poverty on the health of his primary care patients. He suggests that poverty should be treated like any other health condition and offers suggestions about how to best help this population. 18:07 minutes.

This tools provides steps to screen, adjust risk and intervene in a primary care setting. Income referral resources and included. 4 Pages.

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