The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care is pleased to share the presentation given on Tues. Nov. 15th from 4-5pm by Dr. Nandini Deshpande, Associate Professor, School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen's University. 

The Centre for Studies in Aging and Health is offering to provide Advance Care Planning (ACP) and Health Care Consent (HCC) workshops to South East LHIN Primary Care Health Teams.  The workshops are for those interested in learning about engaging patients and their families in Advance Care Planning conversations, clarification of Ontario legislation, and how to implement Advance Care Planning as a quality improvement intiative in your organization. Email Denise Owsianicki to find out how to sign up.

Dr. John Puxty would be pleased to speak to your SE ON Primary Care group.  The informal session will assist staff and health care providers to have conversations with individuals and their families about Advance Care Planning and how ACP is shaped by Ontario legislation.  If you are interested in arranging a session at your site please email Hugh Langley.

We are also offering free access to online Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent learning modules.  If you are interested in registering for the latest version of the course please sign up here.

Dec. 6, 2016 from 1-2PM EST.  Shaila Aranha and Darlene Venditti will be presenting this webinar.  Topics covered include how to evaluate your pain and falls program for best practice and evidence based practice; Identify risk factors for falls for stroke survivors; to understand the linkage between pain and falls in stroke survivors; discuss interdisciplinary team approach in the assessment and prevention of falls and pain for residents with stroke; understand and integrate stroke care plans to prevent falls and associated pain in stroke survivors within your setting and share evidence-based resources and tools in implementing best practices.  Register here.

 11:45am - 1pm Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre ROOM-3021A Auditorium A.Presenter, Dr. Aidnan Qureshi, Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radioogy at the University of Minnesota. Funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation, in recognition of Dr. H.J.M. Barnett’s outstanding contribution to the field of stroke. The Lectureship is hosted by Ontario medical schools on an annual rotation basis. The objective is to provide a forum where a distinguished expert in the field of cerebrovascular disease addresses current research and clinical practice. This presentation is available via OTN

Melodie Adler, MD, PGY-3, Care of the Elderly Fellow, Dept. of Family Medicine, Queen's University will be presenting this Ethics Education Session on Wed. Nov. 30th.  11am -12pm Education Session, 12-1pm Meeting Session.  Location: Ongwanada, 191 Portsmouth Ave. Kingston, ON, Rm #410/411.  Register by emailing  For more information contact Hannah Kaufman at  Videoconference & Teleconference options are available.

This website is the result of collaborative efforts from the South East Community Care Access Centre and the South East Regional Integrated Fall Prevention and Management Strategy. It was created as an effort to improve system navigation, increase awareness and accessibility to prevention and management programs and services in South East Ontario.

Dr. Kathryn McGilton, Senior Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - UHN, will present in the Amphitheatre of the Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, 1053 Carling Avenue from 8.00 - 9.00 am.  This presentation will be available via webcast link:, OTN Event #47762070.

Highlights of this issue include the featured topic of Collaborative Care, updates regarding Age-Friendly Communities, Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent Education, Regional Integrated Fall Prevention and Management Strategy and a listing of upcoming events.  Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The University of Waterloo needs your assistance in distributing a survey that examines the prevalence and associations of health and mobility in Canadians 45 and older. 

The study is funded by the University of Waterloo International Research and Partnership Grant to examine the effects of health on mobility among Canadians.  The aim is to determine how health as well as physical, cognitive and social factors influence injury rates including driving and fall related accidents. Findings from this project will lead to program and service development that address the needs of Canadians as they age. 

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has developed a discussion paper to engage Ontarians in a conversation about how we can improve access to quality care for people living with dementia and support those who care for them.  Please read the discussion paper and share your thoughts through their online survey.