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.

The research article provides an update on changes to the Canadian Preventive Care Checklist (PCC) Form© including updates on vitamin D and calcium supplementation, depression screening and lifestyle modifications in obese patients, blood pressure targets in hypertension, dyslipidemia screening, and new vaccination recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). 5 Pages.

The Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative

Friday, November 6, 2020, 9 - 11:45 am CST - The Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative is hosting the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) 2020 National Conference as a Microsoft Teams Broadcast. There is no registration fee and information on registration is not yet available, check the GEDC website for details.

Senior Friendly Care & Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto

Monday, September 21, 2020 at 9:30 - 10: 30 am Eastern and at 4 - 5 pm Eastern- This is the eighth webinar series for healthcare teams. Speakers will introduce healthcare workers to effective strategies to support persons with responsive behaviours in care settings. The speakers will be psychogeriatric resource consultants Mario Tsokas, RSW, BSW and Tara Resnick, BA, RSSWG.

There are two times for this webinar.

Senior Friendly Care & Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto

Friday, October 2, 2020, at 12 - 1 pm Eastern - COVID-19 has disrupted the health system and transformed the way care is delivered. High-quality virtual care will continue to be a priority as we adjust to a new normal and plan for future waves of the pandemic. But how do we tailor virtual care for seniors with frailty? Join us for a 3 part webinar series on senior friendly virtual care! You will walk away with practical tools and tips that you can implement in your virtual care practice. We will cover topics such as, how to make virtual appointments effective, how to build trust in a virtual context, and how to to gather and pre-package data from Connecting Ontario prior to a patient's first virtual visit.

brainXchange

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 12 - 1 p.m. Eastern - More women than men have Alzheimer’s disease and the numbers are growing. Both sex (biological factors) and gender (social factors) most likely work together to contribute to this predominance. In order to prevent AD in women, we need to understand early in life the factors affecting women that lead to eventual dementia. In this webinar we discuss what is known about the underlying causes and suggest future directions for research.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Thursday, September 10, 2020, 12 - 1 p.m. Eastern - How can we best help older adults with depression via remote treatment? Depression is the most common mental illness in older adults. Social isolation and infection prevention measures to contain the COVID pandemic have disproportionately impacted older adults, putting them at even higher risk of depression.

Senior Friendly Care & Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - This series of a 3 webinars for healthcare workers. Speakers will introduce healthcare workers to Self Care Strategies. The speakers will be psychogeriatric resource consultants: Thérèse Lawlor, Charlene Marshall and Tony Schembri.

Research Institute for Aging

Thursday, September 24, All-day event - Join us as we celebrate Arts and Aging Day Canada – a day devoted to highlighting arts-based activities for older adults across the sector. 

We invite you to share your organization’s arts activities, creations and experiences through social media. From choirs to poetry, visual arts to dance, we want to highlight all the ways the arts are engaging and supporting Canadian older adults, both in-person, and virtually. This day is a great opportunity for you to learn from colleagues across the country and find new ideas to bring back to your own workplace.

Fall Prevention Community of Practice

Wednesday, October 7, 12 pm Eastern - Health Literacy refers to a person’s ability to access, understand and act on health related information. The complexity of the message and the health professional’s ability to communicate clearly are important contributing factors.

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