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November 13 is Kindness Day

November 9, 2020

The Ontario Caregiver Organization supports Ontario’s 3.3 million caregivers. Caregivers may not always reach out for support, and many feel that while family and friends ask about how their care recipient is doing, they don’t always think to ask how the caregiver themselves is doing. Caregivers have shared with us that a simple gesture, such…

CFN National Conference on Frailty 2021 is going virtual and we want to hear from you!

November 5, 2020

Thank you for your participation! This survey is now closed. We want to hear from you! The Canadian Frailty Network is looking for your input regarding a virtual event(s) to happen in September 2021 to replace the annual in-person conference. The event(s) would be focused on frailty research, knowledge translation and implementation projects.   

FOCUS Ranking Round Now Open!

November 4, 2020

Earlier this year, participants completed the third round of the Canadian Frailty Network’s FOCUS (Frailty Outcomes Consensus) Project.  Following three rounds of voting with an aim to reach consensus on a core set of data elements and outcomes, a number of data elements and outcomes met consensus criteria across all three stakeholder groups.  In order to…

Protecting the Vulnerable During COVID-19: Recording Now Available

October 27, 2020

Did you miss the webinar? The recording is now available. Watch the webinar The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) presented Protecting the Vulnerable During COVID-19: How to Stay Healthy this Flu Season on October 27, 2020. In this webinar experts from the healthcare field answered your questions on why influenza impacts older adults more heavily, what…

New Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults!

October 15, 2020

The new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults were released today. Developed in partnership with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, Public Health Agency of Canada, Queen’s University and ParticipACTION, these guidelines integrate recommendations for physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep. Following the 24-Hour Movement Guidelines is associated with these health benefits: • a lower…

CFN Employment Opportunity-Join us!

October 8, 2020

Project Manager/Developer – Full-Time Position Thank you to all that submitted applications for this position. This opportunity has now expired The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) is a pan-Canadian not-for-profit network funded by the Networks of Centers of Excellence whose mission is to improve care for older adults living with frailty. The Project Manager will be…

CFN Fellow Megan Racey’s work aims to provide nutrition and physical activity recommendations for older adults living with frailty

September 9, 2020

Hi, I’m Megan Racey. I’m a Canadian Frailty Network Post-Doctoral Fellow at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. My research focuses on combining existing literature and evidence (through systematic reviews and meta-analyses) to inform nutrition and physical activity recommendations for older adults living with frailty. These recommendations (or clinical practice guidelines) are being developed by CFN…