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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…

CFN Investigator receives Canadian Medical Association Medal of Service

August 10, 2020

Dr. France Légaré and Dr. Léo-Paul Landry have received the Medal of Service from the Canadian Medical Association.  A passionate advocate for patient engagement and empowerment, Dr. France Légaré was a trailblazer in recognizing the need for patients to have a say in their own treatment. In the 1990s, when she first raised the idea for a…

$800,000 dedicated to frailty and COVID-19 research

July 29, 2020

The Canadian Frailty Network and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Institute of Aging have come together, providing $800,000 to fund six projects focused on investigating the interaction between frailty and COVID-19 in older adults. As we have seen throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, older adults living with frailty have been disproportionately affected with devastating impacts. Though there is…

COVID-19 shows support for home care overdue

July 24, 2020

CFN Investigator Kelli Stajduhar lends her voice to the call for supported and improved home care. “Could all of the deaths from COVID-19 in Canada’s long-term-care system have been prevented? Probably not. But if Canada had something more in place, perhaps most older Canadians would not require help within institutional settings in the first place.” Read…

CFN Members contribute to Royal Society of Canada Task Force on COVID-19 reports on LTC

July 14, 2020

As members of the Royal Society of Canada’s Task Force on COVID-19 several CFN members have contributed to reports with the objective of supporting policy makers with evidence to inform their decisions. Congratulations to Sharon Straus, Véronique Boscart, and Carole Estabrooks on this significant contribution. Policy Briefings have three sections: Context and policy status before COVID-19 Vulnerabilities exposed as…

For seniors, avoiding frailty fosters better health

July 8, 2020

Dr. John Muscedere’s latest op-ed in The Star focuses on the importance of avoiding frailty to stay healthy as you age. “In Canada, 72 per cent of deaths from COVID-19 have been in people over 80; 25 per cent of deaths have been in people aged 60 to 79. Many of these deaths were in people living…