Physical Activity is Medicine for Older Adults

This review explores the evidence which stronly supports the positive association between increased levels of physical activity, exercise participation and improved health in older adults. 7 pages. Last reviewed September 2018.

Physical Activity in Older age: Perspectives for Healthy Ageing and Frailty

This publication investigates the predominantly sedentary lifestyles of older adults in the UK and how they can be encouraged to increase their activity levels, including possible risks and benefits. 24 pages. Last reviewed September 2018.

Thurs. Nov. 22, 2018 from 12-1 PM EST.  Join Dr.'s  Calder & Labreche as they discuss Falls Risk Associated with Diplopia, Vision Considerations in a Long Term Care Setting, Vision and Dementia and Impact of systemic conditions on visual function. To learn more or to register click here.

Social Participation and its Benefits

This report examines the benefits of social participation and makes recommendations for a tool or tools based on the evidence to evaluate the impacts of social centres in the future. 84 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.

December 11, 2018 at the Baycrest in Toronto join this innovation and networking forum for leaders who engage staff and students in learning about long-term care.  Lean in & Learn: Improving care experiences through staff wellness & relational care. Workshop topics will include mindfulness leadership & relational care in practice, grief & loss, wellness through active compassion, and comfort care conversations for changes in condition. Register now!

November 22, 2018 at the Lanark Lodge in Perth join this innovation and networking forum for leaders who engage staff and students in learning about long-term care.  Lean in & Learn: Improving care experiences through staff wellness & relational care. Workshop topics will include mindfulness leadership & relational care in practice, grief & loss, wellness through active compassion, and comfort care conversations for changes in condition. Register now!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 12-1pm EDT. Join John Hirdes and George Heckman, University of Waterloo as they discuss an initiative where they trained members of the public who volunteer at community organizations to support group advance care planning activity sessions. The sessions aimed to inform, promote conversation and break down barriers and stigmas around these conversations. The volunteers experiences were investigated along with how to best encourage older adults to come to the session.  Lastly they looked at whether these activities helped older adults to be more involved in ACP activities and conversations.  To learn more or to register click here.

Mon Oct. 29 – Sun Nov. 25 (4 weeks) ONLINE workshop for healthcare and other professionals. Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) is a useful tool for helping clients move through perceived problems or issues. To learn more or to register for this workship click here.

Oct 15-Nov 11, 2018. This online workshop is for healthcare and other professionals. Death is an unavoidable part of life that becomes increasingly more apparent with age. It is beneficial for your practice to obtain the fundamentals of grief intervention and be equipped to address dying and death circumstances. During this 4-week online workshop, you will be provided with a concise overview including resources, exercises and an opportunity to share so you gain comfort with the topic and insight in order to help others with confidence through death related circumstances of loss and grief. To learn more or to register click here.

Specialized Geriatric Nursing Services and Senior Friendly Care: catching up, keeping up, and leading the way in a changing era. October 10, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Yorkdale, Toronto from 8am to 4pm. This conference will be of interest to clinicians, administrators and planners in acute care hospitals, public health, community services and long-term care. To learn more or to register click here.

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