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Researchers seek to prevent frailty with strength training

Two physiotherapists in Ontario have teamed up and secured funding from the Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) to challenge this perception. They aim to show not only that older people are perfectly capable of building strength safely, but that they can also prevent themselves from becoming frail—or more frail—in the process. “We need to be proactive…

Employment Opportunity: Research Chair in Frailty-Informed Care–The Perley Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre

July 26, 2019

The Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre seeks to hire its first Research Chair, to develop and establish a dynamic and sustainable research program focused on frailty. Building on the priorities and vision of the Centre of Excellence, the Research Chair will: identify opportunities for applied research related to frailty; facilitate…

Groundbreaking CFN collaboration to discover frailty biomarkers launched

July 12, 2019

Canadian Frailty Network has partnered with the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging (CLSA), the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and Metabolon, Inc. to discover the frailty biomarkers that may shed light on why some people become frail, determine the severity of frailty and what can be done to help avoid the condition. We’ve…

The CFN led Frailty Outcomes Consensus (FOCUS) Project is looking for your input!

July 10, 2019

How You Can Help Are you an older adult living with frailty, a caregiver, researcher, clinician, policy maker, industry representative or working in the area of frailty? CFN is seeking individuals who would like to take part in a global Delphi survey that we are conducting in order to identify a set of common outcomes for frailty…

Call for Applications Open: Advancing Frailty Care in the Community Collaborative

July 9, 2019

To improve care for older people with frailty and support their caregivers, the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and Canadian Frailty Network invite you to join the Advancing Frailty Care in the Community (AFCC) Collaborative. This initiative will help you enhance your capacity to partner with patients and family/friend caregivers to improve the identification, assessment and implementation of tailored…

CFN Op-ed: Older people are at greater risk from climate change

July 5, 2019

Every senior needs an emergency preparedness plan, developed with families and friends, and home care agencies. But government agencies and disaster management agencies must also take into account the unique needs of older Canadians living with frailty. CFN Scientific Director John Muscedere and Network Investigator George Heckman weigh-in on the consequences of climate change for older…