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Understanding the Relationship Between Fear of Falling and Mobility in Older Adults 12:00 pm
Understanding the Relationship Between Fear of Falling and Mobility in Older Adults @ Online
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Fear of falling is an important psychological factor that has been associated with an array of adverse outcomes in older adults including decreased muscle strength and physical capacity, social isolation, falls, greater frailty, decline in mobility, higher risk of disability in daily living activities, and increased mortality. In this webinar we will discuss the following points: Fear of falling and its prevalence among older adults; Health consequences of fear of falling in the short and long terms, including physical disability; Evaluating fear of falling and discussing some available outcome measures for clinical practice; and Managing fear of falling Presenter: Dr. Mohammad Auais This webinar is hosted by the Loop Fall Prevention Community of Practice.
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Application Deadline: St. Catharines Committee on Older Adults and Youth Forum Task Force
Application Deadline: St. Catharines Committee on Older Adults and Youth Forum Task Force @ Online
Apr 11 all-day
Applications are now being accepted for the St. Catharines Committee on Older Adults and the Youth Forum Task Force. Committee on Older Adults – Statement of Purpose Lead a review / update of the City’s Older Adult Plan Support the implementation of the Older Adult Plan Provide advice / comment on staff reports, strategies and project plans responding to the Older Adult Plan Provide advice and support related to the City’s membership for the World Health Organization Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities At the request of Council, comment on strategic priorities, policies, programs, and initiatives that impact older adults Appointments for the Committee on Older Adults are the term of City Council (four years, lasting until late 2022). Youth Forum Task Force – Statement of Purpose The Youth Forum Task Force will be responsible for the planning, implementation, and coordinating funding (e.g. fundraising, sponsorship, etc.) for an annual youth forum. We are recruiting both Task Force Leaders (between the ages of 19 and 30) and Student Members (must be in high school). Task Force Leaders will be appointed for the Term of Council (lasting until 2022 or as determined by City Council). Student Members will be appointed for one-year terms. Applications are available online and are being accepted until April 11, 2019.
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Lifelong Learning Niagara: Special Lecture to Launch Spring Lecture Series 2019 10:00 am
Lifelong Learning Niagara: Special Lecture to Launch Spring Lecture Series 2019 @ Armenian Community Centre
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Speaker: Tim Jennings, Executive Director/CEO, Shaw Festival Topic: The Shaw Festival – Creating a More Human Theatre Experience A respected and awarded theatre manager in both Canada and the United States, Tim Jennings is a passionate social advocate known for his creativity, financial acumen, leadership skills and energy. Tim began his career in theatre production and management as Managing Director of Toronto’s Roseneath Theatre in 2000. In 2008, he assumed the role of Managing Director at Seattle Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis as its Managing Director. Tim joined the Shaw Festival as its Executive Director in late 2015. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
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2019 Update on the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging 12:00 pm
2019 Update on the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging @ Online
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This webinar will be presented by Dr. Parminder Raina, lead principal investigator of the CLSA, and Dr. Yves Joanette, scientific director of the CIHR Institute of Aging, via WebEx. Now in its third wave of data collection, the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) research platform has established itself as a leading resource for investigating critical questions on health, aging, disability and disease. In collaboration with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), this webinar will introduce the CLSA, explore how researchers and trainees can access data, and highlight some of the major data releases underway, including baseline genomics, biochemistry biomarkers and environmental health data. The presentation will also showcase upcoming data availability, including the first release of longitudinal data. Introductory remarks will be provided by Dr. Yves Joanette, professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Montreal and the Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Aging, and a presentation will follow by Dr. Parminder Raina, professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact at McMaster University, scientific director of the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging and lead principal investigator of the CLSA. This webinar is hosted by the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging.
Dementia-Friendly Communities from a Care Partner Perspective 12:00 pm
Dementia-Friendly Communities from a Care Partner Perspective @ Online
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This webinar will share findings from an Ottawa-based research study funded by the Alzheimer Society of Canada. The study, which is currently in its last year of funding, looked at the experiences of place, space and neighbourhood of care partners of people with dementia. How do care partners interact with the built, natural, and social environment? How are they supported locally? The findings have implications for both research and practice, and the development of dementia friendly communities in Canada. Presenter: Marjorie Silverman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Ottawa This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.
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How AGE-WELL Technology is Changing Homes of the Future and Promoting Independence for All 2:00 pm
How AGE-WELL Technology is Changing Homes of the Future and Promoting Independence for All @ Online
Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
AGE-WELL takes a unique approach to technology development by engaging all stakeholders from the beginning to ensure technologies can help older adults age in place and maintain their independence for as long as possible. In this webinar, participants will: Learn about how AGE-WELL has advanced the development of technologies to enhance the home lives of Canadian seniors and their caregivers Understand the global context of technology and aging and where Canada fits Discover examples of successful AGE-WELL innovations being implemented today This webinar is hosted by AGE-WELL NCE.
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Lessons Learned in Research Mentorship in Aging: Perspectives of a Mentor and Trainee 12:00 pm
Lessons Learned in Research Mentorship in Aging: Perspectives of a Mentor and Trainee @ Online
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In this webinar, Dr. Jenny Ploeg will describe her experiences in the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit to provide research mentorship in aging. She will describe strategies used to develop capacity in the areas of evaluating health services for older adults and caregivers, patient and public engagement in research, and career development. Dr. Ploeg will highlight some of the work completed by trainees in the Research Unit. Dr. Esther Coker will describe her experiences as a PhD student working with Dr. Ploeg and mentorship strategies that were most valuable to her success. She will touch on some of the work she completed in the area of nurses’ oral hygiene practices with hospitalized older adults. Drs. Ploeg and Coker will conclude with lessons learned through their research mentorship experiences. This webinar is hosted by the Canadian Association on Gerontology.
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