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Centre for Studies in Aging and Health,
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May 2017 
In This Issue

Dear Colleagues,
  
This months featured topic is Frailty and Older Adults. We have recently added more resources  about frailty on  sagelink.ca .

On April 21, 2017 Dr. Mary Tinetti gave the Keynote Address at the Canadian Geriatrics Society Annual meeting in Toronto. During that address she presented the GERIATRIC 5Ms - a simplified communication framework to describe core competencies in Geriatrics in a manner that those outside the field will be better able to understand and remember. To learn more regarding the GERIATRC 5Ms go to   http://canadiangeriatrics.ca/2017/04/update-the-public-launch-of-the-geriatric-5ms/.

 
We recently moved into the new Providence Care Hospital (PCH), which is the first publicly funded hospital in North America to fully integrate long-term mental health and psychiatry programs with physical rehabilitation, palliative care and complex care.  The hospital has been designed to be welcoming and inclusive of all people, no matter what age, ability or needs.  We are proud to call PCH our new home.
  
Sincerely,

CSAH team and Partners
 
Age-Friendly Communities

We are pleased to announce that  Christian Keresztes has joined the the Age-Friendly Community Planning Outreach Initiative as a bilingual knowledge broker to support our work moving forward.
To learn more about AFC visit agefriendlyontario.ca
Advance Care Planning (ACP) & Health Care Consent (HCC) Education 
Michelle Howard of McMaster University will presenting at an upcoming webinar about the iGAP - Improving General Practice Advance Care Planning study where they have been collaborating with 20 primary care settings in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta to develop, evaluate and implement ACP tools. Register here.
South East Regional Integrated Fall Prevention & Management Strategy
The Slips, Trips and Falls International Conference is coming up June 15-16th at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - UHN. Presentations, workshops and panel discussions will highlight the latest in research and products. Register here.  
Senior Friendly Hospitals
In April, Senior Friendly Hospitals highlighted dementia and delirium as well as a spotlight on NYGH for their novel way of making senior friendly care a corporate priority. The Delirium Care Network has developed a website featuring resources for healthcare providers, patients and families.To learn more 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
Frail older people are vulnerable to negative health outcomes and require holistic approaches to care. To support the recognition of frailty and highlight resources to assist care providers  we developed a reading list on Frailty and Older Adults  available  here .
Upcoming National, Provincial and Regional Events & Webinars
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