Aging in the Right Place: Translating Research and Policy into Action
Queen’s University and the Centre for Studies in Aging and Health at Providence Care, Kingston, Ontario

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on Sexuality & Sexual Health in Later Life. A listing of upcoming events, opportunities and updates related to aging, health and caring for older adults are included. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

March 31st from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Dr. Leah Nemiroff as she reviews the concept of clinical frailty, its related outcomes, and how to manage frail patients. To register click here.

March 3, 2020 from 1-2PM EST. Join presenter Dr. David Conn as he teaches participants how to equip themselves with strategies to care for these residents at every point in their journey in a long-term care home. Click here to register.

May 28, 2020 at Ryerson University. NIA's first annual conference features Dr. Samir Sinha, Dr. Bonnie-Jeanne Macdonald, Keith Ambachtsheer and more. The aim of the event is to bring together the health sector, finanical industry, government officials, and the Ryerson community for a full day focused on personal financial security, healthy aging, and discussion on public system sustainability. To learn more click here.

Friday May 29, 2020 at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, is a 1-day course on the practical clinical management of geriatric patients. This program is designed to highlight strategies that primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and primary care allied health team members can utilize to improve the quality of life of their patients. To learn more or to register click here.

As clinicians and community-based individuals, we encounter problematic substance use as well as Substance Use Disorder among older adults in our daily work.  Canadian healthcare providers now have the tools they need to better support the prevention, assessment and treatment of older adults at risk of, or living with, substance use disorders.

The Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health (CCSMH) officially launched 4 sets of Clinical Guidelines on Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults on January 20th, 2020.  These Clinical Guidelines on the prevention, screening, assessment and treatment of Alcohol, Cannabis, Benzodiazepine and Opioid Use Disorders among older adults are available online at www.ccsmh.ca.  In addition to these Guidelines, the CCSMH will be producing community brochures and other knowledge translation material on substance use disorder among older adults in the coming months.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Your invited to complete this survey on stakeholder and members of the general public opinions of a draft version of the 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults and Older Adults. Soliciting this feedback is part of an effort to assess your level of agreement with the content and wording of the 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults and Older Adults. Your feedback is valuable and will inform potential revisions to the 24-Hour Guidelines for Adults and Older Adults, as well as strategies for Guideline promotion. Start the survey here.

This webpage shares resources on quality of life (QOL) assessment for older adults living with frailty and their family caregivers.  Tools for QOL assessments have been shown to help older adults to work with their healthcare providers to live comfortably at home as long as possible and to help family members who are coping with the demands of caring for a love one at home. Click here to access these tools.

The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) is looking to fund knowledge translation and real-world implementation proposals aimed to empower remote Indigenous communities to enable them to improve care for, and support elders to remain in their home or communities. CFN will only fund proposals that are co-created/co-designed in close partnership with Indigenous community members. Proposals must focus on the scale or spread of a prior health and/or social care initiative shown to be effective in a smaller context.

Budget: $200,000 maximum

Deadline: March 2, 2020

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