Seniors Health Knowledge Network and our Collaborators
We are pleased to present this new format of newsletter to share information from member organizations of the Seniors Health Knowledge Network with the Centre for Studies in Aging and Health. We hope that you enjoy learning about what we are working on, upcoming events related to the care of older adults and a monthly reading list. Of course you may opt out at any time by clicking the unsubscribe option at the bottom of the email
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The Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Initiative hosted a series of 5 regional AFC workshops in June to enable communities to network 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 the work of others
In September, the Alzheimer Society of Ontario is hosting a knowledge exchange opportunity, "Falls and Dementia in the Community Forum" for local Alzheimer Societies, people living with dementia, as well as professionals offering fall prevention and recreational services to older adults.
Dr. Stephen Strother, a senior scientist at Baycrest, head of neuroinformatics for the Ontario Neurodegenerative Disease Research Institute, co-chair of the International Initiative for Traumatic Brain Injury Research and leader of the Ontario Brain Institute will be helping to shape cooperative brain research around the world in his new appointment as a Canadian representative on the Council for Training Science and Infrastructure (CTSI). To learn more click here.
Bruyère is hosting "Humanizing Healthcare International Conference" in Ottawa from Oct. 18-20th. The focus will be on exploring emerging trends and best practices that include relationship-centred care as well innovative ways to build capacity through community engagement, education, research and technology. For more information please click here.
ONF is one of a number of organizations working to increase the awareness of the problem of falls and older adults by promoting November as Fall Prevention Month. Part of this work includes sharing a free online toolkit of resources to support fall prevention initiatives. Learn more at www.fallpreventionmonth.ca
ONF invites you to join LOOP and the Fall Prevention Community of Practice. LOOP is a free bilingual online platform that supports those working to improve the health and independence of older adults through fall prevention. LOOP offers a forum for networking, finding answers, working collaboratively and accessing evidence. It is a great way to access library services, knowledge broker support, webinars, newsletters and more. Visit www.fallsloop.com
This past May, the RGP's of Ontario hosted their annual education day. This years focus was on "Optimizing the Community of Care for Patients and Caregivers". For a listing of presentations and associated slides please click here.
The Mobilization of Vulnerable Elders in Ontario (MOVE ON) project to address the risks of immobility in hospitalized older adults has successfully implemented and evaluated an early mobilization strategy in 14 hospitals including over 100,000 patients. To learn more click here.
This month we turn our attention to some of the issues related to providing health care to older immigrants. The reading list, composed of open source articles and websites, is intended to support you in providing culturally sensitive care.
The Canadian Frailty Network recently announced a 2017 Catalyst Grant Competition and is calling for proposals related to Medication Optimization for older adults living with frailty. To learn more click here.