Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Falls and Neurological Disorders", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Initiative, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Bruyère Research Institute, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Regional Geriatrics Program, Senior Friendly Hospitals, information about Change Day Ontario, National Bereavement Day and a platform grant from the Brain Foundation Canada as well as a listing of upcoming events. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.
SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) FREE exercise classes for seniors who wish to improve strength, balance and flexibility regardless of their current ability level. The program can help increase fitness levels, reduce social isolation and keep older adults on their feet. No registration required. Call 613-634-0130 or 1-800-301-0076 for more information. Programs for Stroke Recovery, Parkinson's / Multiple Sclerosis and Arthritis are also offered in Kingston.
Free Fall Prevention Programs for People 65+ These 12 week programs include information on how to lower risk of falls and include an exercise component focused on balance and strength, Upcoming program locations and dates are listed below. Registration is required at the first session. Call 613-634-0130 ext. 3414. or 1-800-301-0076 for more information
Join Sharon Lewis, Education and Support Coordinator with the Alzheimer Society of KFL&A on Dec 6th from 1-3pm at the Airheart Conference Room at Lennox & Addington County General Hospital to discuss the joys and challenges of supporting someone living with dementia. Bring your questions! Please RSVP 613-354-3301 ext 203 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed. Feb. 14, 2018 from 12-1pm EST. Join Henry Siu of McMaster University as he talks about a study to look at whether the eDosette can help the frail elderly take their medications better. This study was able to show how frail elderly patients are taking their medications, how the eDosette prompted improved medication regimes, and lastly, further refined the eDosette deveice for a larger study. Register here.
Wed. Feb. 14, 2018 from 12-1pm EST. Join Ada TangandChristina Nowak of McMaster University as they talk about their work to test the safety and feasibility of a new, higher-intensity strength training program in pre-frail older adults. Register here.
Wed. Jan. 24, 2018 from 12-1pm EST. Join Todd Campbell Lee and Emily McDonald from McGill University Health Centre as they talk about their intervention to automate the process of deprescribing. Register here.
January 23, 2018 from 1-2pm EST join host Mark Cabaj while he talks with Micael Quinn Patton, one of the world's greatest evaluation pioneers and author of "Principles-Focused Evaluation: The GUIDE". Register here.
In collaboration with the Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat, Elder Abuse Ontario and Western University invite you to be part of a provincial initiative to engage our citizens in challenging social norms and encouraging bystander interventions in support of at-risk seniors.