Linking you to the latest in news from the
Centre for Studies in Aging and Health,
Seniors Health Knowledge Network
and our Collaborators


August 2017 
In This Issue

Dear Colleagues,
  
In support of an upcoming pilot project to support Correctional Services of Canada staff education on common geriatric conditions this months featured topic is Care of the Older Offender.  We have recently added more resources related to the care of older adults in correctional institutions on  sagelink.ca.

The Retired Teachers of Ontario has announced a funding opportunity for research projects that focus on enhancing the quality of life of aging adults. The competition is open to qualified grantees based in Ontario and British Columbia. Deadline is Sept. 14, 2017. Click here for more information.

Sincerely,

CSAH team and Partners
 
Age-Friendly Communities (AFC)

The Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Initiative hosted a series of 5 regional AFC workshops in June to enable communities to network with and learn from one another. We have gathered stories from across the province that demonstrate the breadth and depth of activities people are exploring to make their communities more age-friendly. We hope these stories will inspire and mobilize your own work. 
To learn more about AFC visit agefriendlyontario.ca  
South East Regional Integrated Fall Prevention & Management Strategy
The University of Victoria and Bobbi Symes are offering an upcoming 5 week online course on the Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum. The course is intended for those working with older adults and runs from Sept. 22 to Oct 27. For more information and registration details click here.
Senior Friendly Hospitals
In July, Senior Friendly Hospitals highlighted the evaluation of the MOVE ON ( Mobilization of Vulnerable Elders in Ontario) project, shared an article about prescribing marijuana to older adults, and included access information for a toolkit to improve nutrition in hospitals.  To read the full newsletter click  here.
FASTlinks
FASTlinks Maps have been developed as a system navigation tool for primary care health professionals in South East Ontario who are treating frail elderly patients with multiple co-morbidities.  Health care professionals in other care settings, older adults with functional impairment and their caregivers may also find FASTlinks useful.
Featured Topic Resources - Care of the Older Offender
The number of older adults within the Canadian correctional system is rising. Health issues common to older adults in the community are often complicated by elements of incarceration. In order to address the need for better knowledge of the health care needs of older adults in correctional setting we have developed a reading list of open source resources available here.
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