Tues. Feb. 26, 2019 from 2-4pm at Trent University. Dr, Outi Hakola will discuss how narrative, thematic and aesthetic choices in film construct, normalize, and challenge culture understandings of "good death."  She raises such questions as who is allowed or expected to have a "good death," how is the relationship with fragile and aging are bodies handled, and what are the demands and limits of indivdualized end-of-life experiences in neoliberal Western societies.  See the poster for more details. RSVP at aging@trentu.ca

Frontenac-Kingston Council on Aging

Friday, February 22, 2019, 10 AM - 3 PM - The Frontenac-Kingston Council on Aging presents Education Day on the Substitute Decision Act and the Health Care and Consent Act. Find out the difference between these acts and learn your legal rights and responsibilities as a health care professional and/or institution. Guest speakers Mark Handelman (B.A., LL.B., MHSc (bioethics) and David Campbell (PhD and ethicist with Kingston Health Sciences Centre) will provide their insight. The event takes place in at the Renaissance Event Venue, 285 Queen Street, Kingston and costs $55 with lunch included. Register by emailing a filled out registration PDF form to infocouncilonaging@gmail.com

brainXchange

Thursday, January 31, 2018 12 PM - 1 PM (EST)Seeing Through the Veil: Experiences of Caring for Persons Living with Dementia at the End of Their Lives is an arts-based presentation by brainXchange, Alzheimer Society of Canada and the CCNA to present research findings through paintings and artistic works that healthcare professionals created when they were asked “What it is like to care for persons living with dementia who are receiving end-of-life care?". This research is intended to provoke and contribute to local and national end-of-life conversations with the intention of enhancing end-of-life care for persons and families living with dementia. Register at this link.

Bone Fit™ is an evidence-informed exercise training workshop, designed for health care professionals (e.g. physiotherapists, rehab care staff) and exercise practitioners/trainers to provide training on the most appropriate, safe and effective methods to prescribe and progress exercise for people with osteoporosis. A number of upcoming workships are scheduled across Ontario. More information can be found at: www.bonefit.ca

Lifetime Risk of Diabetes Among First Nations and non-First Nations People, 6 pages, Last reviewed December, 2018

This article describes a population-based cohort study investigating the lifetime risk of diabetes in a cohort of 70,631 First Nations persons and 7,732,214 non-First Nations peoples aged 18 years and older in Alberta, Canada. Differences were observed between genders and between geographies. The authors conclude that the observed probabilities suggest that over a quarter of all First Nations men and women will develop diabetes in their lifetime.   

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 12:00-1:00PM EST. Join Dr. Parminder Raina for this webinar as he describes the research in aging conducted at McMaster University and how this research can be used to drive public and policy impact. Proving examples of community-based research projects that are currently underway, Dr. Raina will describe how knowledge translation tools like the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal can be used to influence the lives of today's older adults. Register here.

On January 14, 2019, The Division of Geriatric Medicine in collaboration with the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health and the Seniors Health Knowledge Network were pleased to offer this free webinar presentation featuring Tim Yearington (Grey Thunderbird), Algonquin Traditional Knowledge Keeper from the Office of Indigenous Initiatives of Queen's University.

Learning objectives included to review population health concerns, disease prevalence and risk factors; to understand the role of Elders in Indigenous communities and to introduce Indigenous perspectives of health and end-of-life. To view the recording click here.  For the full resource package click here.

Wed. January 16, 2019 from 1-2PM EST. Join Ron Dendas, Ed Meehan and host, Sylvia Cheuy as they discuss the early results of Rider Poll's Collective Impact Fellows Initiative and share the thinking behind this innovative and intentional investment in the "how" of Collective Impact and how it has been a catalyst for innovative community initiatives that are having a positive impact on the well-being of their community.  Register here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources. Topics related to Indigenous Elders include:
  • dementia
  • palliative care
  • end-of-life
  • disparities and inequalities
  • successful aging
  • culturally sensitive care
  • nutrition
  • diabetes
  • cancer
  • frailty
  • LGBTQ
  • abuse and trauma

6 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

Wed. Feb. 27th 1-2:30 EST. Join presenters Angéle Bilodeau of the School of Public Health, University of Montreal and Gillian Krania of Health Nexus for this webinar as they discuss this self-evaluation tool for action in partnerships.  Click here to access the tool: Self-evaluation Tool for Action in Partnership. Register here for this webinar. 

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