This paper analyses the views of refugees and migrants1 who participated in The Forum’s activities between September 2013 and June 2014, and finds that loneliness and isolation are the major challenges that they face in the UK. Loneliness is extremely prevalent among migrants and refugees. Feeling of loneliness is associated with increased morbidity and mortality and reduced quality of life.

Today’s technology can keep seniors engaged, connected, mentally active, and physically safe, making it increasingly important for our loved ones to keep in the high-tech loop. Read this article to find out what devices should seniors and their caregivers have their eye on.

There appears to be a lack of data and research on the role of race or visible minority status on health in Canada. Consequently, researchers and policy makers cannot easily answer questions about visible minorities and health, such as: Are visible minority Canadians healthier or less healthy than their white counterparts? Do risk factors for health conditions differ for visible minority and white Canadians? And, how do different visible minority groups compare with one another on health outcomes and measures?

This 30 second video conveys the message that antibiotics don't work for many common ailments (colds, coughs, flu, or sore throats). Fluids, paracetamol (acetaminophen) and plenty of rest can help aleviate these symptoms.
This resource can be used as a quick and simple educational tool for older adults, caregivers, and the general public.

Funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, a three-year research project looked at nine different knowledge translation initiatives carried out by Ontario Communities of Practice (CoPs). Several of the initiatives studied were led by CoPs within the Seniors Health Knowledge Network (SHKN).

The Seniors Health Knowledge Network (SHKN, originally the Seniors Health Research Transfer Network or SHRTN) is a network of networks that mobilizes evidence, shares knowledge and brokers relationships across disciplines and sectors among: practitioners, researchers, educators, policy makers, and older adults. It initially received provincial funding between 2005-2014 but continues now through sponsorship and support of its key stakeholders.

Over the course of its existence the Network has developed:

In Collaboration with Queen’s University’s Interfaculty IMPACT Program and Regional, Provincial and National Partners

The Intersectoral Mobile Interprofessional Coaching Team (I-MICT) project built on MICT I and MICT II.  I-MICT aimed to further interprofessional education and practice to benefit older adults with complex, chronic and co-morbid mental and physical health issues.

In Collaboration with Queen’s University’s Interfaculty IMPACT Programand Regional, Provincial and National Partners

The Mobile Interprofessional Coaching Team (MICT & MICT II) Projects aimed to improve care and supportive intersectoral, interprofessional practice for older adults with complex, chronic and co-morbid mental and physical health issues.