On May 25, 2018  The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care Hospital, Kingston, held our 2018 conference which focused on the topics of social isolation, poverty and age-friendly communities. Conference presentations are available by viewing the full page.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Aging, Technology & Gerontechnology", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Program, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Centre for Studies in Aging & Health, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Regional Geriatrics Program of Ontario and Senior Friendly Care.

Information about the Healthy Canadians Grant, ONF's Spinal Cord Injury, PHAC and CSA/CIHR/IMHA funding opportunities are included. Health Canada's consultation process for developing a framework on Palliative Care is also highlighted. A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

AFC Communities in Eastern Ontario

Name of Committee: Older Adult Plan

Population: 934,243

AFC Communities in Central Ontario

Name of Committee: City of Pickering Age Friendly Planning Committee

Population: 91,771

Contact:

Program Description

AFC Communities in Western Ontario

Name of Committee: Age-Friendly Niagara Network (AFNN)

Date: May 31, 2018

Presenters:

  • Julie Darney, Manager of Partnerships and Communities of Practice
  • Denise Marshall, BSc, MD, CCFP(PC), FCFP Medical Director, Niagara West Palliative Care Team and McNally House Hospice
  • Deborah Sattler, Lead, Windsor Essex Compassion Care Community

Description:

In light of Canada’s aging population, Hospice Palliative Care Ontario is supporting a new provincial strategy called “Compassionate Communities” to catalyze whole person care throughout the province of Ontario, to benefit patients, family caregive

On May 25, 2018, Jason Kervin gave this presentation overviewing the role of community paramedicine, rural wellness clinics, community referrals by EMS and research regarding the effectiveness of community paramedicine. 13 slides. Last reviewed May 2018.

On May 25, 2018 Roop Sandhu gave this presentation overviewing the South Frontenac SALT program, it's mission and role in assisting community dwelling seniors to age-in-place. 29 slides. Last reviewed May 2018.

On May 25, 2018 Jen Recknagel of  UHN OPENLAB gave this presentation providing an overview of a series of projects looking at the experience of aging in the healthcare system and an exploratory research project looking at grassroots models of seniors supportive living. 

On May 25, 2018 Taralyn Prindiville gave this presentation describing the successes, challenges and lessons learned from the Hamilton Seniors Isolation Impact Plan. 22 slides. Last reviewed May 2018.

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