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Centre for Studies in Aging and Health,
Seniors Health Knowledge Network 
and our Collaborators

August 2018
Dear Colleagues,

With summer coming to an end we start to think about preparing for the future. To help support older adults to age in place in our communities we have created a reading list of open source resources entitled " Supporting Aging in Place ."

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SHKN, CSAH Team and Partners

Ontario Age-Friendly Communities (AFC) Outreach Program

Earlier this summer, Helen Cooper of OASIS Seniors Supportive Living Inc. presented " OASIS: One Model of a Supported Naturally Occurring Retirement Community". 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)

The Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) recently announced that it has awarded $2.9 million to 29 Canadian researchers to fund bio-medical and quality-of-life research.
For more detail click here.


Baycrest Health Sciences in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, will hold Cycle 2 of " Project ECHO Care of the Elderly " (ECHO COE) from Sep 5, 2018 - Dec 19, 2018 on Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 pm. The goal of this free telehealth education program is to enhance the quality of care for older adults in Ontario, by improving the knowledge and skills of primary care providers. To learn more click  here .

brainX change

The brainxchange in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) shared information about the development of culturally-appropriate health promotion materials regarding dementia for Indigenous communities in a webinar entitled "Developing Culturally Grounded Dementia Educational Materials for Indigenous Community-Based Care" featuring presenters Kristen Jacklin and Melissa Blind. To watch the recording click here

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation

ONF recently marked its' 20th anniversaryOver the past two decades ONF has invested $100-million and supported hundreds of thousands of Ontarians to access better care and services. ONF has built and supported networks of researchers and advocates working to find and implement health care solutions that address the needs of those living with neurotrauma. To learn more click here.

Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy

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 will be broadcast via webinar on Tuesday, August 28 from 11.30 am to 12. 30 pm. Webinar details will soon be posted on To access the tool click here.

Senior Friendly Care (sfC) 

If you missed Dr. Barbara Liu's webinar presentation "Senior Friendly Care - How to get started no matter where you're starting from" the recording is now available here.

Monthly Reading List

This month's reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources to support older adults to age in place. These include:
  • research articles
  • resources to share with older adults and their carepartners
  • publications on community based strategies and initiatives
  • studies on the impact of neighbourhood on the health of older adults
  • information on technology to support aging in place

Upcoming National, Provincial and Regional Events

AGE-WELL - Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists Partnership is Seeking Qualified Postdoctoral Trainees to promote the evidence-based value of using an occupational lens to respond to the needs of a growing older adult population. The outcome of the project is a dynamic website housing stand alone modules that will support enabling ageing well across occupational transitions. The project will run from Sept. 2018 to Aug. 2019.  For more information please click here.

Applications can be sent to

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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