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Op-Ed: Canadians want government action to protect aging loved ones

September 13, 2021

In this recent op-ed, CFN’s Scientific Director Dr. John Muscedere discusses the importance of prioritizing care for older adults in Canada’s upcoming federal election. — Canadians are worried about their loved ones in their senior years — and for good reason. The pandemic has hit our senior population hard. Almost 94 per cent of all…

Canadians worry about aging loved ones and want government action to help them

August 30, 2021

For immediate release. Date: 30 August 2021 (Kingston, Ontario) – Eight in ten Canadians are concerned about a family member or friend becoming frail and many feel unprepared to deal with the situation. This according to the results of a survey conducted on behalf of the Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) by Nanos Research. The Nanos…

CFN is Hiring: Scientific Grant Writer

August 23, 2021

Job description  The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) is a pan-Canadian not-for-profit network whose mission is to improve the care for Canadians living with Frailty. We seek an experienced scientific grant writer with excellent writing and communication skills. Successful candidate must be well organized, work well under pressure, excel in a collaborative workplace, and possess high…

Media Release: Metabolomics, inflammatory biomarkers now available in Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

June 15, 2021

Researchers now have access to metabolomics and inflammatory biomarker data linked to frailty following analyses of 10,000 blood samples collected from participants in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). The latest data release is the result of a collaborative $4-million research program involving the Canadian Frailty Network (CFN), the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging, Metabolon, Inc. and…

5 Minutes on Frailty: Optimizing Medications

June 14, 2021

CFN is excited to share the next video in our 5 Minutes on Frailty series! This video series aims to deliver information about frailty risk, management and prevention to all Canadians, but in particular, older adults and their family/friend caregivers. Optimizing medications is an important way to reduce the risk or impacts of frailty. Pharmacists Sadaf…

News Release: CFN releases accredited frailty education module for health professionals

June 8, 2021

For Immediate Release June 7th, 2021 Canadian Frailty Network releases accredited frailty education module for health professionals (Kingston, Ontario) – The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) has released a professional development education module entitled Frailty: Assessment, Mitigation, and Prevention. The module is available on the CFN website at no cost to all Canadian physicians, allied health…

Advance Care Planning Day 2021

April 16, 2021

When it comes to planning for your future health care, are you, your family and friends prepared? Have you had a conversation about what your end of life wishes are, or those of your loved ones? Today is Advance Care Planning Day in Canada. One of our priorities is to ensure that every older Canadians living with…

CFN Funded COVID-19 Research Explores Needs of Canadians Living with Frailty

April 13, 2021

In 2020, CFN funded COVID-19 research projects focused on older adults living with frailty. Preliminary findings from one project “Exploring the care needs of Canadians living with frailty and the role of primary care during the COVID-19 pandemic” outline some of the experiences of older Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. To read more about this…

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Community Engagement Survey

April 9, 2021

Do you live in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) area? Are you over the age of 60 and/or caring for an older adult? CFN needs your input on an exciting initiative to support you in navigating community health and social programs/services. If you are interested in participating, please complete our short survey here:…