This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of resources related to falls and older adults. Topics include considerations regarding balance training, cognition, dementia, diabetes, fear of falling, mental health, multiple sclerosis, nutrition, obesity, orthostatic hypotension, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and traumatic brain injury. 4 pages. Last reviewed October 2019.

Friday November 29, 2019 from 8:30am - 3:30pm at Dog House Studios, Napanee. This conference features presenters, Dr. Jonathan Bertram, Jennifer Stratford, Darcy King McKay, Mike Barnes, Sgt. Brad Milburn and Eman Attallah. Topics discussed include anti-psychotics versus cannabis in the elderly, sexual intimacy, safety in community and listening as a caregiver to the stories of dementia. To learn more or to register, click here.

A number of educational opportunities are scheduled in South East Ontario to support volunteers, caregivers and health care professionals improve their ability to care for people with potentially life-limiting illness. To view the 2019-2020 calendar click here.

This set of resources is intended to assist clinicians in engaging patients in Patient-Centred Decision-Making conversations. The toolkit includes a framework and definitions, algorithm, e-learning modules, quick reference guide and implementation guide. Last reviewed October 2019.

November 27, 2019 from 8am - 4pm at the Holiday Inn Kingston - Waterfront. This years symposium provides an opportunity for health care professionals and administrators who work in stroke care to develop and share stroke expertise by:

  • learning about best practice strategies
  • learning about exciting changes in our system that are improving patient outcomes
  • developing a collaborative network of health care providers
  • improving awareness of services, programs and resources to support health care providers and patients and their families

To learn more or to register click here.

November 28, 2019 from 10am - 3pm at 200 Doug Duncan Dr., Newmarket. This workshop is for organizations, support staff, and family members looking to expand their communication toolbox to enhance support for individuals with a sensory loss and/or communication need. This interactive workshop will introduce experience tools, deepen participant understanding of how these tools relate to anticipation, reliving, retelling, and conceptual development and provide a hands on opportunity to develop an experience tool. To learn more or to register click here.

November 14, 2019 from 10am - 3pm at the Newmarket Community Centre. This interactive workshop will address sensory loss - characteristics and implications, total communication approach, communication systems, introduction ot sign language - signed exact English, simulations - interactive sensory loss simulations.  To learn more or to register click here.

April 6 - May 3, 2020 this 4 week online workshop aims to help participants develop competence in providing LGBTQ affirming care to older adult clients. Through engagement with case studies, popular media, short readings, and Q&A sessions, you will be prompted to reflect upon your existing practice and experience, gain familiarity with the LGBTQ communities you serve, and develop a knowledge base and tools that will enable participants to better provide affirming care across practice settings. To learn more click here.

Dec. 11, 2019 from 4:30-6:00pm EST. This free webinar is offered by Queen's University's Continuing Professional Development office. To learn more or to register click here.

Nov. 27, 2019, 4:30-6:00pm. This free webinar is offered by Queen's University's Continuing Professional Development office. By the end of this webinar participants will be able to integrate legal and compassionate considerations into the decision making processes of MAiD and evaluate on a case-by-case basis the legal implications of MAiD clinical practice. This is one in a series of related webinars. To learn more or to register click here.

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