Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Thursday, September 10, 2020, 12 - 1 p.m. Eastern - How can we best help older adults with depression via remote treatment? Depression is the most common mental illness in older adults. Social isolation and infection prevention measures to contain the COVID pandemic have disproportionately impacted older adults, putting them at even higher risk of depression.

Fall Prevention Community of Practice

Wednesday, October 7, 12 pm Eastern - Health Literacy refers to a person’s ability to access, understand and act on health related information. The complexity of the message and the health professional’s ability to communicate clearly are important contributing factors.

Centre for Studies in Aging and Health

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.

brainXchange

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.  

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.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on Oral Health & Older Adults. A listing of upcoming events, opportunities and updates related to aging, health and caring for older adults are included. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

Wed. April 29, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Sonia Hsiung of the Alliance for Healthier Communities as she discusses how social prescribing is an intentional pathway that deepens the integration between health care and social supports, how it relates to your work, and how we can build a more connected, co-created, equitable, and resilient community together. To learn more or to register click here.

June 17, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenters Lynn Martin, Lakehead University & Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz, Queen’s University as they discuss their research on frailty in older adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in the community. To learn more or to register click here.

New Dates: November 10 - 12, 2021 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. NOTE: Pre-conference events will be held on November 9, 2021.

This 3 day conference covers four themes with three keynote speakers, three presidential symposiums and two exhibition spaces. To learn more or to register click here. 

Please note that if you have already registered for the conference, submitted an abstract or applied to volunteer, you should have already recieved an email from the IFA. If not, please contact Nathalia Wittingham, Conference and Events Manager.

 

The IFA is grateful for your understanding and hopes to see you in November 2021. 

June 16-17, 2020 at the Chestnut Conferene Centre, Toronto. Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have a right to healthcare that meets their specific health and developmental needs. As members of the health sector, we are actively exploring the nature and extent of the inequalities often faced by this marginalized group. To bolster these efforts, the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) Special Interest Research Group and Surrey Place are hosting 20/20 & Beyond, a two-day conference that will raise awareness, increase knowledge and connect policy and practice to improve the health of individuals with IDD.

This annual conference comes back to Canada after 11 years. It welcomes participation from a range of interested groups including researchers, public health professionals, policy-makers, disability service providers, health care professionals and advocates. To learn more or to register click here.

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