AGE-WELL will be holding its 4th Annual Conference, Innovation in Action, in Vancouver, BC on October 16 - 18, 2018, as a pre-conference event to CAG2018. AGE-WELL 2018 will showcase a multidisciplinary program of research and innovation from across the AGE-WELL network. Learn more and register here.
Did you know AGE-WELL recently announced 11 new technology and aging research projects receiving grants totalling over $500,000 through the AGE-WELL Catalyst Program? Find out more here.
In July, Dr. Krista Lanctôt discussed cannabis legislation and what that means for people with dementia in a blog post entitled "
Clearing the air about Cannabis and Dementia." Her work investigates the use of cannabinoids in reducing agitation and behavioural symptoms of dementia.To read the blog click
The Aphasia Institute is excited to announce that Ontario is on its way to leading patient-centred stroke and aphasia care! With the Ontario Ministry of Health's generous support of
$1.2 million over three years, key internationally recognized
tools and training developed by the Aphasia Institute will be free in Ontario. To learn more click
The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation powered by Baycrest recently debuted their
"Community of Innovation" podcast. The show featured a lively and informative discussion about the practice of innovation. The first episode focuses on the ethics of innovation and features insights from Roshan Guna, Baycrest's Manager of Research Ethics & Participation. Listen to the episode
Upcoming Goal Management Training® (GMT) Trainer Workshop Thursday October 18, 2018 from 9:30am-5:00pm at Baycrest Health Sciences (3560 Bathurst St., Toronto) and remote attendance will be available via GoToWebinar.
You can register and find more information here.
GMT is an evidence-based cognitive intervention for executive functioning deficits that is effective in clinical populations including traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury (e.g., stroke), and various neurological conditions. GMT is extensively validated and supported by a recently published
Learn about an example of the life changing research that is happening at Bruyère in this video with Lisa Sheehy, a physiotherapist and post-doctoral fellow. She is currently researching virtual reality as a means to encourage mobility in rehabilitation patients.
SAVE THE DATE! Our next Research & Innovation in Aging Forum (RIAF) will be on Tuesday October 16th from 1-2pm EST featuring presenter Lisa Carver of Queen's University as she presented "
Aging, Technology & Privacy." Register
Ontario Age-Friendly Communities (AFC) Outreach Program
ONF would like to remind you that November is Fall Prevention Month. Lets come together and coordinate fall prevention efforts for a larger impact. Now in it's fourth year, the Fall Prevention Partners are launching the campaign with an updatedFPM toolkit that is ready and available to support your activities.
The motto says it all "It takes a community to prevent a fall: We all have a role to play". Learn more by checking out the toolkit and by joining the Fall Prevention Community of Practice and checking out the Loop website. Stay connected!
Follow us on Twitter@fallpreventCA | #PreventFalls2018 | #PreventChildFalls2018
An updated version of the osteoporosis and falls assessment tool is currently available on the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy website in PDF as well as for Telus (PS Suite) EMR users.A demo on how to use with tool was broadcast via webinar in August. A recording of the webinar will soon be posted on www.osteostrategy.on.ca.To access the tool click here.
Register for the next Bone Matters webinar on "Osteoporosis & Yoga" with Dr. Caitlin McArthur on Sept. 13th from 1-2 pm.
The NHS Research and Planning fund provides support to not-for-profit organizations and registered charities undertaking housing research. The research goals must be consistent with the priority theme areas and populations such as
meeting the housing needs of vulnerable Canadians like seniors and veterans. Click here for more information.
Overall program funding is $6.6 million with $600,000 available in 2018.
Application Deadline is September 17, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST
Researchers, writers and scholars from all disciplines and in all stages of their careers are invited to submit proposals for panels, papers and posters that offer diverse approaches to gerontology and critical aging studies. For more information please click
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.