Seniors Health Knowledge Network and our Collaborators
February has long been celebrated as a month of romance so this month we focused our attention on issues related to sexuality and older adults and have developed a reading list of open source resources, "Sexuality and Sexual Health of Older Adults."
In addition to updates from member organizations and upcoming events we are sharing news about funding opportunities which we hope will help with your projects, research and/or programming.
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The Ontario Age-Friendly Community Outreach Program recently hosted a webinar presented by Raza Mirza and Sander Hitzig entitled "A Case-Example of Developing an Age-Friendly Action Plan for Addressing Social Isolation in Older Chinese Adults". To view the recording and access the webinar recording package click here.
The Alzheimer Society of Toronto in collaboration with Hospice Palliative Care Ontario are facilitating two "
Dementia and Palliative Care Training" workshops in February for PSWs and/or front-line Health Care Providers. To learn more click
Baycrest recently shared information about the
TELUS Health Brain Project.This is a large-scale outdoor exhibit that brings brain health, art and imagination to Toronto. 2018 will be the third year of the project and proceeds go to support Baycrest. To learn more click
Baycrest presents the 2018 Rotman Research Institute Conference:
Changing Culture through Relationships The brainXchange is working with partnerships in Dementia Care Alliance, the Alzheimer Society of Canada and Extendicare Canada to to support culture change in dementia care. This project began in 2016 and brings together stakeholders working within the long-term care sector, educators and an interdisciplinary team of researchers to create a unique curriculum for health care providers across a variety of settings with the objective of exploring and implementing the principles of Relational Caring. The Relational Caring Learning Series will continue to be developed and tested over the next year. Once the materials are finalized they will be available for use in organizations across the country.
ONF in partnership with Rick Hansen Institute has funded two new Team grants. Developed by the Ontario Spinal Cord Injury Network (OSCIRN) this grant initiative facilitate building teams focused on spinal cord injury research and implementation projects in Ontario. For more information click here.
In the January edition of the Senior Friendly Care newsletter they shared that Wednesday March 14, 2018 will be the second annual World Delirium Awareness Day. This year's theme is Delirium Prevention.
If you are interested in learning more about WDAD and / or hosting an event at your institution, check out iDelirium's website www.idelirium.org. Please participate and encourage others to follow, tag, tweet and retweet their twitter feed on @iDelirium_Aware. For more information contact
This month we turn our attention to issues surrounding physical intimacy and older adults. We have developed a reading list which provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to sexuality and the sexual health of older adults. Topics covered include: sexually transmitted infections, sex education, sexuality, sexuality and health equity and sexuality and dementia.
2018 Strategic Investment Program (SIP) Accelerator Funding
AGE-WELL is launching a new funding program to support innovative post-discovery projects focused on the commercialization and/or knowledge mobilization of solutions (e.g. technologies, services or policies) aligned with their
mission and vision. They aim to help older Canadians maintain their independence, health and quality of life through technologies and services that increase their safety and security, support their independent living, and enhance their social participation.