SHKN & CSAH logos combined

The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care (CSAH) and the Seniors Health Knowledge Network (SHKN) are pleased to announce our newest collaborative venture: our combined web sites.  As one of our valuable partners, SHKN, has joined us in many collaborative initiatives to provide resources and learning experiences for a vast array of topics, audiences and projects.  SHKN provides a rich knowledge exchange experience through their networking, newsletters and webinars, distributed through their online membership and Communities of Practice.

Highlighting the launch of our joint website is the announcement of the Age Friendly Communities Initiative (AFC), funded by the Ontario Seniors Secretariat.  This collective of engaged and active communities across Ontario are being mentored and supported. An Age-Friendly Community (AFC) is a community where policies, services and physical spaces are designed to enable people of all ages to live in a secure and accessible physical and social environment.  Find out more about how you can get involved in the AFC Initiative!

Sept 26-28, 2016 at The Ottawa Hospital.  The learning objectives of this 2 or 3 day in-class education is enhance clinical expertise and skills as well as increase understanding of patients who would benefit from specialized geriatric services.  Click here for registration details.

Thursday, November 24, 2016 to Friday, November 25, 2016

Re-think Ageing will bring together delegates to learn, share, and brainstorm the key actions for advancing the pillars of the National Seniors Strategy (NSS) on November 24-25, 2016 in Toronto. Register here.

Highlights of this issue include the featured topic of Infections in Older Adults, updates regarding the Age-Friendly Communities. Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent Education, Regional Integrated Falls Prevention and Management Strategy and a listing of upcoming events. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

This webinar on Wed. July 20th from 2-3PM EDT is presented by Margaret Neal, Kathryn Lawler and Cathy Boyer-Shesol.  The speakers will provide insights on the economic impact analyses conducted in their region on the 65+ population and how these data were used to create successful messaging strategies to influence elected officials, corporate leaders, city and regional planners and other decision makers. Register here.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 to Thursday, July 28, 2016

July 26th 2016 | 5:45 - 7:15 pm

Alzheimer's Association International Conference, Fairmont Royal York Concert Hall, 100 Front St. W., Toronto, M5J 1E3 AAIC Delegates - FREE admission with conference badge, please register to secure your seats  

Thurs. Jun 23rd 2016.  Presenters, Rhonda Lovell and Megan Jaquith provided an update on the work to date in the development of a Regional Integrated Fall Prevention and Management Strategy for South East Ontario.  This webinar provided an opportunity to share feedback on the drafted strategy as well as information regarding opportunities in the further development and implementation of the strategy. View a recording of the webinar here.  

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Centre for Studies in Aging and Health hosted our June Research and Innovation in Aging Forum featuring Dr. Kevin Woo's presentation "Wound Bed Preparation From Evidence to Policy Development" on Tuesday June 21st from 4-5pm at the Learning and Leadership Centre, Providence Care, Mental Health Site, 752 King St. W. Kingston, ON. To view the archived webinar click here.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Centre for Studies in Aging and Health held our May Research and Innovation in Aging Forum featuring Dr. Michael Green's presentation "Diabetes Within Ontario's First Nations Peoples" on May 17th from 4-5pm at the Learning & Leadership Centre at Providence Care, 752 King St. W. Kingston, Ontario.  To view the webinar please click here.

Marcel Emond and Marie-Josee Sirois of Laval University presented on Wed. July 6, 2016. The main objective of their work is to complete a knowledge synthesis in order to help clinicians, patients, decision makers, stakeholders and researchers to know where to orient those patients. View an archived version of the webinar here.