Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

Tuesday, February 19, 12 - 1 PM EST - Join presenter Debra Sheets (Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Victoria) for Characteristics of Caregivers and Care receivers in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). Caregiving has become a common role for Canadian families as the numbers of older adults with comorbidity, disability and frailty who need help with daily activities (e.g. meal preparation, transportation) continues to grow. The CLSA is the first longitudinal study to collect data on Canadian caregivers and care receivers. It offers a unique opportunity to examine patterns of caregiving and care receiving (e.g., who provides care, what types of care, and more). This presentation examines patterns of caregiving and care receiving by sociodemographic characteristics, self-reported health, and type of care given/received (e.g. IADL/ADL, chronic conditions). To register, click here.

Frontenac-Kingston Council on Aging

Friday, February 22, 2019, 10 AM - 3 PM - The Frontenac-Kingston Council on Aging presents Education Day on the Substitute Decision Act and the Health Care and Consent Act. Find out the difference between these acts and learn your legal rights and responsibilities as a health care professional and/or institution. Guest speakers Mark Handelman (B.A., LL.B., MHSc (bioethics) and David Campbell (PhD and ethicist with Kingston Health Sciences Centre) will provide their insight. The event takes place in at the Renaissance Event Venue, 285 Queen Street, Kingston and costs $55 with lunch included. Register by emailing a filled out registration PDF form to infocouncilonaging@gmail.com

Dec. 7, 2018 from 1:30-2:30PM EST. Join presenters Tara Cohen and Pamela Grassau for this webinar for staff working in Long-term Care. Central to the discussion will be how to strengthen self-awareness and self-kindness; sustain meaning in your work and create compassionate and resilient teams. To learn more or to register click here.

November 29, 2018 from 11am - 2:30pm at Providence Care Hospital, Kingston. Caregivers ae invited to share their stories and experiences.  Caregivers of frail seniors (65+) who require assistance with walking, managing medications, managing pain, getting to and from the bathroom; socialization; managing nutrition; and/or help with remembering, are asked to participate to help create educational materials to support caregivers across Ontario.  A free lunch will be provided. Parking passes will be available for people parking at PCH. Transportation and respite support is available by contacting Sarah Gibbens at 905-376-8206 or emailing sgibbens@rgpo.ca. To register click here.

October 26, 2018 at 12PM EST. The webinar features speakers, Dr. Gail Dobell and Kathryn McCulloch who will discuss a collaboration with Health Shared Services Ontario and Health Quality Ontario to improve measurement of the client and caregiver experience for home and community care.  To learn more or to register click here.

November 16, 2018 from 10am - 3pm EST.  Learning the Ropes for Living with MCI® is aimed at community dwelling older adults experiencing Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and their close relative. The focus is on optimizing cognitive health through lifestyle choices, memory training, and psychosocial support. The immediate goals of the program are to improve healthy lifestyle behaviours in all participants, memory strategy knowledge and use in participants with MCI, and adaptive coping skills in close relatives (family/friend). This workshop provides healthcare professionals with an in-depth understanding of MCI and the necessary background and training to deliver an effective group intervention targeted to the specialized needs of those affected by MCI. To learn more or to register click here.

November 28, 2018 12-1pm EDT rejoignez ce webinaire gratuit présenté par le McMaster Health Forum, qui décrit les éléments constitutifs du système de santé de l'Ontario, ainsi que la manière dont ces éléments constitutifs sont utilisés pour fournir des soins dans la province. Le matériel couvert permettra aux citoyens, aux patients et aux soignants d’être mieux placés pour défendre les changements qu’ils souhaitent voir dans leur système lorsque des opportunités se présentent.

November 14, 2018 from 12-1pm EST join this free webinar presented by the McMaster Health Forum, which describes the building blocks of Ontario's health system, as well as how those building blocks are used to provide care in the province.  The material covered will ensure citizens, patients and caregivers are better positioned to advocate for the changes they want to see in their system when opportunities arise. Register here.

November is fall prevention month and the perfect time for you and your staff to improve your fall prevention knowledge.  Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations among adults aged 65 and older in Canada.

This month's reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources on the importance of resilience and how to support resilience in older adults. Themes include:

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

6 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

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