Thursday, May 31 from 1-2 PM EST. Join presenters Julie Darnay and Deborah Sattler for this webinar where participants will learn how to a start Compassionate Community movement in their community, gain insights as to how Compassionate Community approaches can complement Age-Friendly and Dementia-Friendly initiatives and discuss opportunities for collective action. To learn more or to register click here.
Registration is now open! May 25, 2018 from 8:30am-4:30pm. The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care Hospital, Kingston, invites you to our 2018 conference which will focus on the topics of social isolation, poverty and age-friendly communities. Keynote speaker, Dr. Parminder Raina will speak to these themes as he shares his findings from the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging. See the event flyer for more details. A call for poster abstracts is now open. Register here.
Tuesday May 29th from 3-4:30 PM EDT. Join Amy Semaka for this Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada event. During this webinar Amy will discuss drug development and patient safety, biosimilars and their regulation, recent drug news and future prospects, drug support programs, the role for atypical and controversial therapies, patient advocacy issues and the role of the pharmacist in MS management. For more information or to register click here.
Monday June 11, 2018. This workshop trains clinicians to deliver the Memory and Aging Program®, an intervention for older adults experiencing normal age-related memory changes. The program focuses on optimizing cognitive health through lifestyle enhancement and memory training. During this workshop, participants will learn about memory changes associated with normal aging, factors affecting memory, evidence-based memory strategies, the session-by-session program protocol, and outcomes for program participants. The workshop is designed for licenced health care professionals and students in occupational therapy, social work, psychology, nursing, speech-language pathology, and related areas. Register onlineat http://shop.baycrest.org.
Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 1-2 PM EDT. Former mayor of Kingston, Helen C. Cooper, will present the Oasis Model during this webinar. Oasis is a grass-roots developed program for seniors operating out of a privately owned and operated apartment building in central Kingston. Since its inception in 2008, Oasis has rested on the philosophy that the seniors who choose to become members of Oasis have an integral role to play in determining their own programming. Oasis focuses on the social determinants of health common to all seniors, including social inclusion, physical activity, good nutrition and enhanced health and social service navigation. Recently, Oasis has gained province-wide recognition as a successful alternative housing model for older adults who often cannot afford private residential care. Register here.
May 15th 2PM EDT. Join Krista James, National Director of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law as she addresses legal and ethical issues of critical importance when working with older adults, such as informed consent and substitute decision-making. This webinar will be the first of a two part series exploring the concepts of consent and capacity. Register here.
Wednesday May 9, 2018: 12 noon - 1pm EST. Dr. Gillian Einstein will cover understandings of sex and gender, sex differences in Alzheimer’s disease, how the higher number of women with AD may be due to both, and a discussion of the role of estrogens in the health of brain regions associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
May 17, 2018 from 1 to 2 PM EST join Felicia White for this presentation on the Dementia Friendly Communities approach, linkages to age-friendly communities and how to include these practices within your current work. Click here for more information and to register.
Tuesday April 24th from 1-2PM EST. During this webinar, Bonnie Schroeder will review why older adults are isolated and how this isolation differs from loneliness and solitude. Rachel Sutcliffe will then present findings from an Ottawa-based program entitled “Seniors Centre Without Walls”. Nancy Angus will conclude the presentation by describing the “Grand Individuals Aging with Neighbours in Thunder Bay” (GIANTS) program. For more information or to register please click here.