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.

BrainXchange Online Event

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. 

Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA)

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.

IFA

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.

IFA

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.

The Ontario CLRI at Bruyère, in collaboration with Algonquin College, is offering a series of mini webinars to support LTC homes facilitate communication at end-of-life: Ripples of Thoughtful Words. Ripples are short, will give comfort, calmness, and strength to support team members as they communicate with each other, with residents and their family members. These webinar sessions are 20 minutes in length. To learn more or to register click here

Upcoming sessions include:

  • Compassion Fatigue and Adaptive Action - May 22nd
  • Grief, Death and COVID-19 - May 29

May 19, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Dr. David Juurlink for this Gerimedrisk webinar. These rounds will focus on hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine and azithromycin. Click here to register.

Thurs. May 28, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join Dr. Susan Hunter for this webinar where she will address the quantitative and standardized evaluation of safe use of 4-wheeled walker using a new tool, the Safe Use of Mobility Aid Checkllist (SUMAC). To learn more or to register click here.

July 9, 2020 at 4PM EST. This is the second of two live streams of the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge competition. Participants will get to interact with expert panels on AgeTech innovation and watch startups pitch their ideas for a chance to win $20,000. To learn more or to register click here.

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