Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 1:00 pm - Between 2010-15, the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) recruited more than 50,000 participants aged 45 to 85 and collected data on physical, psychological, social and biological aspects of aging. Now in its second follow-up, the CLSA has established itself as one of the most comprehensive platforms for research on health and aging in the world, with nearly 300 research projects underway. How can researchers connect with the CLSA to contribute, collaborate or advance their own programs of research? What opportunities exist for trainees? In this webinar, four panelists will share their personal insights and experiences with the CLSA, showcasing opportunities to engage with Canada’s largest platform for research on aging.
Friday, June 26, 7:00 a.m. - COVID-19 has brought with it many unprecedented challenges, particularly regarding the impacts on older people. Volunteerism has become a critical pillar of community support, with many older people contributing to the COVID-19 response. Following a remarkable outpouring of support from volunteers in Wales, Ms. Ruth Marks, Chief Executive of Wales Council for Voluntary Action looks ahead to life after lockdown and explores practices that must be continued in the voluntary sector in the future.
This toolkit was published in March 2020 by the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI). It supports affirming, equitable and respectful care within Ontario’s long-term care (LTC) sector. It represents our shared responsibility and commitment to the nurture of welcoming and affirming communities for all members of the diverse populations who live, work and visit LTC homes. 76 pages. Last reviewed June 17. 2020.
FRIDAY, JUNE 19, at 7:00 AM. COVID-19 has brought with it many unprecedented challenges, particularly regarding the impacts on older people. In light of June being Elder Abuse Awareness Month, one distressing challenge is the increased susceptibility to abuse and financial exploitation facing older people today. With opening remarks by Ms. Kimberley Whaley, founding partner of Whaley Estate Litigation Partners in Toronto, Canada, this Town Hall will discuss ethical concerns and legal challenges facing older people and their families both in the community and in health care facilities.
June 3rd, 2020 at 1PM EST. Join Ron Baecker & Stephanie Gagne as they discuss the FamliNet app that aims to prevent social isolation by offering older adults an easy way to connect with family and friends. To learn more or to register click here.
The Rehabilitative Care Alliance (RCA) and GTA Rehab Network have created an online collection of resources on rehabilitation for patients with, or recovering from, COVID-19. A number are recent publications specific to COVID-19, including some that draw on the experience of China and Italy. Others are previously published documents on rehabilitation for patients following critical care/ICU admission. Additional resources will be added as they are identified or become available.
This information sheet from the University of Toronto and the University of Calgary includes information on atypical presentation of COVID-19 in frail older adults, how to optimize care for older adults suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and considerations for older adults presenting with delirium. 2 pages. Last reviewed April 8, 2020.
This webpage shares new and existing supports for long-term care leaders and team members. During this pandemic the Ontario CLRI is organizing their activities to respond to the change in priorities for long-term care (LTC) homes in the time of COVID-19.
Time to talk is a virtual hub for the serious illness and palliative care community during the COVID-19 pandemic hosted by the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA). The WHPCA is hosting a series of weekly webinars to share an opportunity to chat, ask questions, listen or share. For this and other COVID-19 resources visit their website.
Pallium, in collaboration with the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), is providing free access to essential education on palliative care for all health care professionals in response to this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. For the next 3 months, Pallium and CMA have made 6 Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) modules available for free to all health care professionals. In doing so, we hope to contribute much needed education resources to the dedicated health care teams across Canada and ensure patients with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, receive the care they need. These modules, currently only available in English, are self-directed and completed at the learner’s own pace.