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CFN 2018 Frailty Innovation of the Year Announced

October 4, 2018

CFN created the FRAILTY MATTERS Innovation Showcase to put the spotlight on Canada’s best innovations to improve care for older Canadians living with frailty. A new idea taken back to your organization, or passed on to a care provider, policy-maker, citizen, advocate, caregiver or patient could be the seed to fuel improved care in your…

National seniors Day

October 1, 2018

October 1st is the United Nations International Day for Older Persons (UNIDOP), as well as National Seniors Day in Canada. The 2018 theme for the UNIDOP is Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions, while the Government of Canada encourages us to take today to celebrate older adults across Canada, especially those in our own lives. The…

What astronauts and seniors have in common

September 27, 2018

As it turns out, understanding the effects of space travel on the body may be important to understanding what happens to us here on Earth as we get older. And the reverse is also true: studying frailty in aging seniors has much to offer space travel. Read the latest op-ed from Dr. John Muscedere, CFN…

Time to confront #MeToo in medicine

August 20, 2018

Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, Chair of CFN’s Knowledge Translation Committee, and Sharon Straus, CFN Board Member, recently wrote an editorial in the August issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) calling for a culture of respect within medicine.

Top 5 Innovations announced

August 8, 2018

CFN created the FRAILTY MATTERS Innovation Showcase to put the spotlight on Canada’s best innovations in care for older adults living with frailty.

CIHR funding opportunity re. CLSA data

August 3, 2018

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research — Institute of Aging (CIHR-IA) is partnering with the Canadian Space Agency and the Quebec Research Network on Aging to provide a total of $925K for research projects that use baseline data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA).

CFN-SHRF Funding Opportunity

August 2, 2018

Canadian Frailty Network is pleased to partner with the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) to co-fund a Collaborative Innovation Development (CID) grant focused on studying innovative ways to imporove care for older adults living with frailty.

FREE WEBINAR: Learn about tools to support caregivers of LTC residents

August 1, 2018

Frail older adults residing in 24 hour care facilities have complex health needs. Family caregivers continue to provide care and support for their relatives/friends in care facilities. Unfortunately when their relative is admitted to a care facility, they experience major changes in their lives such as changes in their roles/relationships resulting in poor physical and…