December 2019
How not to be accidentally ageist

For many people, December is a time of reflection as well as a time of giving. This December we encourage all healthcare providers (clinical and non-clinical) across all sectors to reflect on ageist attitudes and behaviours, and to give the gift of interactions that are free from ageism. Ageism can be insidious and sometimes difficult to recognize. Even caring people can commit accidental acts of ageism! Click here to watch the 1.5 minute video, "Communication matters" . Do you recognize these behaviours in yourself or others?

This video is part of the free online course "The aging population" , by Health Force Integration Research and Education for Internationally Educated Health Professionals (HIRE IEHPs) and is one of the many new resources we have included in our recently updated sfCare Getting Started Toolkit

Our QI coaches share bright ideas to support people who care for older adults living with frailty, and who want to learn from and inspire others. To share tools and experiences or ask for advice from others, including our QI coaches,  join the sfCare Forum  or email us .
Jan 24, 2020, 12-1pm
Sunnybrook's 'In Chairs 4 Meals' Mobilization Intervention Kellen Baldock, OT,  and  Jonathan Lo, OT

The webinar will review lessons learned from the In Chairs 4 Meals pilot at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Sunnybrook's Senior Friendly team is currently working on spread to other areas of the hospital as part of a larger mobility initiative, called 'Up 4 Mobility'.  Click here for more information or to register.

Our free webinar series provides an excellent opportunity to learn from and engage with local and international subject matter experts. Click here to see past webinarsClick here to sign up for webinar invites.
Apply for ECHO Care of the Elderly program

Baycrest and North East Specialized Geriatric Centre are pleased to convene another ECHO Care of the Elderly program. ECHO Care of the Elderly aims to build a virtual community of practice helping primary care providers expand their skills and build their capacity in the care of frail, complex aging individuals.
Sessions will run on Wednesdays from 3:00pm-4:30pm starting January 8 and ending April 29, 2020, with the exception of April 8 & 15.  Click here for more information, or to apply.
Dental care for low-income older adults

Ontarians aged 65 and over with an income of $19,300 or less, or couples with a combined annual income of $32,300 or less, who do not have dental benefits, will qualify for the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program.

The new dental care program will be available through public health units, including some mobile dental clinics, as well as participating Community Health Centres and Aboriginal Health Access Centres.  Click here for more information .

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