Until September 8th the WHO and partners are seeking open input, comments, revisions and additions on the zero-draft proposal for the Decade of Healthy Ageing through an online form. To ensure that the Decade of Healthy Ageing is a formidable force for fostering partnerships and accelerating progress, there needs to be a unified vision and plan that provide directions for governments and non-State actors to enable people to live longer and healthier lives. To share your input click here.

Canada's first national dementia strategy sets out a vision for the future and identifies common principles and national objectives to help guide actions by all levels of government, non-governmental organizations, communities, families and individuals. The actions undertaken to achieve the strategy's national objectives may evolve over time, but every action will bring Canada closer to the vision of a Canada in which all people living with dementia and caregivers are valued and supported, quality of life is optimized, and dementia is prevented, well understood, and effectively treated.

On July 8th, 2019 Dr. Chris Frank  reviewed the scant literature on the demographic factors common in health-care serial murderers; made the link between patient safety principles and Health Care Serial Murder (HCSM), and summarized relevant information arising from the Wettlaufer Inquiry. Watch the webinar recording here

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Sept. 26-27 2019 at the Delta Marriott Toronto Airport. Check frailtyconference.ca for programme, speaker and registration details.

This checklist identifies environmental adaptations for seniors that could help prevent accidents and enhance independent living at home. Guidelines on how to hire a reputable contractor are included.

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 8 AM - 4 PM at the Holiday Inn Yorkdale, 3450 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON. This conference will be of interest to clinicians, administrators, and planners in acute care and emergency services, community services, long-term care, and Ontario Health Teams. To learn more or register click here.

Join Heather Keller, PhD, RD, Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition and Aging, on November 7th from 9am-3:30pm in Waterloo for an informative workshop on the CHOICE+ Program, and learn how to use tools and resources to be a champion for change in your home. Visit the registration page here.

Oct 23-24, 2019 at the Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Centre & Spa. This conference's dynamic sessions will leave you re-energized by highlighting how to leverage the strengths and leadership of home and community support. This year's conference is all about acquiring the tools you need as leaders in home care, independent living and community support to thrive in this new cooperative sector and health system enviornment.  To learn more or to register click here.

October 17, 2019 at the Conrad Grebel Centre for Peace Advancement in Waterloo, Ontario. This workshop will provide participants with simple, practical tools and approaches to building trust. Participants will be able to bring these back into their collaborative efforts and renew engagement and shared ownership.  To learn more or register click here.

Friday November 1, 2019 from 8am - 4pm. This conference features presentations focused on issues facing older adults. Topics include social isolation, loneliness, poverty, issues faced by LGBT2SQ older adults, housing and new technologies to assist individuals to age at home safely. A full program will be posted here soon. Register here.

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