Linkages is the Centre’s collaborative monthly e-newsletter that regularly features new resources and research to improve practice, continuous learning opportunities as well as updates from organizations across the province focusing on supporting the care of older adults. Each month a themed reading list is featured. Sign up to receive Linkages directlyhere.
Thursday, September 10, 2020, 12 - 3 p.m. Eastern - This webinar will benefit those working with food and nutrition in long-term care (LTC): menu planners, cooks, dietitians. It will be presented by Heather Keller, Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition & Aging at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging. Her acute care program of research is focused on improving food quality and nutrition care processes to prevent, detect and treat malnutrition. Participants will learn how to not only create healthy meals, but healthy meals that older adults will enjoy! Registration opens in August.
Thursday, August 20, 2020, 2 - 3 pm Eastern - This webinar will offer students and health-care professionals practical approaches and leading practices to support the direct health-care providers who care for individuals with challenging responsive behaviours, focusing specifically on sleep disorders and dementia.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 12 p.m. Eastern - While there is a large body of research to demonstrate the importance of culturally competent care for supporting the health and well-being of older LGBTQ persons, home care providers in Canada continue to receive little education in this regard. Consequently, providers may lack the needed awareness and skills to recognize and support older LGBTQ persons when providing care to this community.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 12 - 1 p.m. Eastern - brainXchange, Alzheimer Society of Canada and the CCNA proudly present: Ageism’s influence on how older people are viewed and how they view themselves. In this webinar, we will discuss age stereotypes and ageism from a number of perspectives. First, we will review how ageist portrayals of older people permeate the media. Second, we will present the content of age stereotypes and discuss how they lead to ageist behavior and how this can affect how older people view themselves. Last, we will touch upon implications for how people living with dementia are likely stigmatized and also suggest ways to mitigate age stereotypes and ageist behaviour.
Two Events: Monday, July 6th, 12:00 pm and Monday, July 13th, 12:00 pm - Falling Through the Cracks: Greg’s Story is a short film on Greg Price’s journey through the healthcare system. The 30 minute film gives a glimpse of who Greg was and focuses on the events of his healthcare journey that ended in his unexpected and tragic death. In spite of the sadness of Greg’s Story, the message of the film is intended to inspire positive change and improvement in the healthcare system.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 1:00 pm - Between 2010-15, the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) recruited more than 50,000 participants aged 45 to 85 and collected data on physical, psychological, social and biological aspects of aging. Now in its second follow-up, the CLSA has established itself as one of the most comprehensive platforms for research on health and aging in the world, with nearly 300 research projects underway. How can researchers connect with the CLSA to contribute, collaborate or advance their own programs of research? What opportunities exist for trainees? In this webinar, four panelists will share their personal insights and experiences with the CLSA, showcasing opportunities to engage with Canada’s largest platform for research on aging.
Friday, June 26, 7:00 a.m. - COVID-19 has brought with it many unprecedented challenges, particularly regarding the impacts on older people. Volunteerism has become a critical pillar of community support, with many older people contributing to the COVID-19 response. Following a remarkable outpouring of support from volunteers in Wales, Ms. Ruth Marks, Chief Executive of Wales Council for Voluntary Action looks ahead to life after lockdown and explores practices that must be continued in the voluntary sector in the future.
This toolkit was published in March 2020 by the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI). It supports affirming, equitable and respectful care within Ontario’s long-term care (LTC) sector. It represents our shared responsibility and commitment to the nurture of welcoming and affirming communities for all members of the diverse populations who live, work and visit LTC homes. 76 pages. Last reviewed June 17. 2020.
FRIDAY, JUNE 19, at 7:00 AM. COVID-19 has brought with it many unprecedented challenges, particularly regarding the impacts on older people. In light of June being Elder Abuse Awareness Month, one distressing challenge is the increased susceptibility to abuse and financial exploitation facing older people today. With opening remarks by Ms. Kimberley Whaley, founding partner of Whaley Estate Litigation Partners in Toronto, Canada, this Town Hall will discuss ethical concerns and legal challenges facing older people and their families both in the community and in health care facilities.