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

July 2018
Dear Colleagues,
In celebration of International Self-Care Day  on July 24th we have created a reading list of open source resources entitled " Aging, Resilience & Disease Management ."

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SHKN, CSAH Team and Partners

Ontario Age-Friendly Communities (AFC) Outreach Program

On June 14th Jen Recknagel of UHN OpenLab presented " Taking Charge: New Models for Aging in Place, Designed by Seniors, for Seniors". If you missed the event, you can access the webinar recording here, or visit the knowledge exchange page to see other AFC webinars.

Alzheimer Society of Ontario (ASO)

In June, the Alzheimer Society Blog showcased researcher,
Dr. Fernanda de Felice of Queen's University talked about her work looking at a protein called irisin (FNDC5) and its potential as a novel therapeutic approach to Alzheimer's disease. To learn more about this research, read the full blog here.


Baycrest is leading the way in providing older adults easier access to affordable hearing care in their community. The Toronto HEARS (Hearing Equity through Accessible Research and Solutions) project is the first Canadian community-based, low-cost, hearing rehabilitation program of its kind. It will help to prevent social isolation and loneliness among older adults and may also decrease a person's chances of developing dementia. To learn more click here.

brainX change

The brainxchange and Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) are pleased to announce the release of report Providing Person & Family-Centred Care within BSTUs: The Critical Elements.  Individuals are invited to provide feedback to the discussion forum on brainxchange in response to the report by clicking here.

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) 

ONF recently released the 3rd Edition of the Guidelines for Concussion / mTBI and Persistent Symptoms for adults. The new interactive guidelines hosted on the Brain Injury Guidelines website features a fully searchable platform with upgraded evidence from the 2nd edition. To learn more click here.

Have you started planning for this year's Fall Prevention Month Campaign? We've revamped our website; check out the updated toolkit, new ideas for activities and start brainstorming your Fall Prevention Month events!

Senior Friendly Care (sfC) 

To help organizations implement the sfCare Framework a Getting Started Toolkit was recently launched. This includes an online self-assessment tool, an implementation resources package and training modules. To learn more click here.

Get more updates through the Senior Friendly Care Newsletter - June 2018

Monthly Reading List

This month's reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources on the importance of resilience and how to support resilience in older adults. Themes include:
  • resilience in the presence of disease
  • social and community supports and considerations
  • family and caregiver resilience
  • measuring resilience

Upcoming National, Provincial and Regional Events

The 2018 Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Forum Planning Committee invites you to submit abstracts on:
  • A quality improvement project that demonstrates results and/or lessons learned
  • Research focused on patient safety and related outcomes
Click here for more information or to submit your abstract.  

Application Deadline is August 17th .

Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA)

This is Long Term Care 2018: Disrupting the Norm, will take place November 14-16, 2018. The Innovators' Den session is designed to showcase revolutionary products or services that will improve the quality and/or efficiency of care in long-term care homes. This session will encourage growth in the mark penetration of a product or service within the LTC sector and act as a platform to educate and inform delegates on services.  Click here for more information or to submit your application.  

Application Deadline is August 31st .

Public Health Agency of Canada

  • healthy living and healthy weights through a primary prevention intervention that includes a set of coordinated activities to enable and change behaviour that will positively impact health; and
  • address at least one of the common risk factors (i.e. physical inactivity and/or sedentary behaviour, unhealthy eating and smoking) and positively impact health. Interventions must be targeted at a specific population and/or setting and define outcomes in a way that is measurable.
Learn more about this opportunity  here.

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