Between July 9 and August 15, 2019 WHO and partners are seeking open input, comments, revisions and additions on the zero-draft proposal for the Decade of Healthy Ageing through an online form. To ensure that the Decade of Healthy Ageing is a formidable force for fostering partnerships and accelerating progress, there needs to be a unified vision an dplan that provide directions for governments and non-State actors to enable people to live longer and healthier lives. To share your input click here.

Canada's first national dementia strategy sets out a vision for the future and identifies common principles and national objectives to help guide actions by all levels of government, non-governmental organizations, communities, families and individuals. The actions undertaken to achieve the strategy's national objectives may evolve over time, but every action will bring Canada closer to the vision of a Canada in which all people living with dementia and caregivers are valued and supported, quality of life is optimized, and dementia is prevented, well understood, and effectively treated.

The Government of Ontario is seeking ideas and feedback from seniors and their families, people who care for seniors, organizations that support seniors, advocacy groups and others to inform the development of a provincial seniors' strategy.  Deadline to participate is July 19, 2019. To learn more or take the survey please click here.

On July 8th, 2019 Dr. Chris Frank  reviewed the scant literature on the demographic factors common in health-care serial murderers; made the link between patient safety principles and Health Care Serial Murder (HCSM), and summarized relevant information arising from the Wettlaufer Inquiry. Watch the webinar recording here

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.

Wed. Aug. 14th, 2019 from 11am -12pm EST. Join presenter Patty Bordie, MPA for this free webinar, as she discusses resilience: the process of adapting well in the face of significant sources of distress plays an increasingly important role in successful aging. Learn more about ways aging network providers and community partners can support older adults in problem solving, preparing for challenges and cultivating this essential component for well-being across the lifespan. Click here for connection details.

Co-developed with geriatric clinical experts from Ontario, on behalf of the Regional Geriatric Programs of Ontario, the sfCare Learning Series comprises introductory educational modules for clinicians, along with supporting posters and patient handouts on 7 key clinical topics: delirium, mobility, polypharmacy, pain, loneliness, nutrition, and urinary incontinence.

How can these modules and tools benefit clinicians, geriatric specialists, and healthcare organizations?

  • Clinicians and geriatric specialists can use the posters and patient handouts as tools to support patient and caregiver engagement and patient self-management.
  • Organizations can use the education modules to implement a new clinical training program or replace or refresh their current clinical training program.
  • Clinicians in any sector who would like to learn more about providing excellent care for frail older adults can use the education modules for self-study. 

A learning series is currently under development for caregivers as well as personal support workers. We will also be creating more advanced modules for clinicians.

Click here to access the sfCare Learning Series.

Do you have questions about how to use these new tools?

Click here to join our next webinar which will answer frequently asked questions about the sfCare Learning Series and feature organizations who are implementing this standardized training.

Oct 22-24, 2019 at the Delta Beausejour, Moncton, New Brunswick. At this conference engaging demonstrations and presentations from across the AGE-WELL network will spotlight real-world solutions to support healthy aging. It's an opportunity for knowledge exchange, networking and collaborating among AGE-WELL stakeholders. To learn more or to register click here.

August 22, 2019 from 1:30-2:30 PM EST join Dick Moore and Mary Harvey for this free webinar as they discuss a variety of real case scenarios, strategies to build culturally-competent staff and volunteer teams and explore opportunities to communicate effectively to residents, families and the public. To learn more and to register click here.

Oct 3-5, 2019 at the Quebec City Convention Centre this three day conference covers assessment, technology, cannabis, medical assistance in dying through the lens of dementia, human rights, person-centred care, pharmacology, blood pressure, biomarkers, prevention, improving quality of life and more.  To learn more or to register click here.

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