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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…

It’s time to stop warehousing seniors in long-term care: Op. ed

July 2, 2020

Photo credit: Stock/Getty In our latest Op. ed Scientific Director, John Muscedere, and Board Chair, Russell Williams, discuss the best path forward for improvement to long-term care with a heavy emphasis on the need for an integrated approach, and support for healthy aging. Click here to learn how you can AVOID Frailty and take control of…

AVOID Frailty: Balance

June 25, 2020

Over time, balance can become more challenging – watch Hal & Joanne of BodyBreak discuss ways to challenge your balance daily and take control of your health. To learn more about how to AVOID frailty, click here! To see more videos by Hal and Joanne click here.  

Health of Indigenous elders focus of Canadian Frailty Network funding

June 21, 2020

For Immediate Release June 21st, 2020 Health of Indigenous elders focus of Canadian Frailty Network funding (Kingston, Ontario) – One in four older adults in Canada between the ages of 65-84 years, and 1 in every 2, over the age of 85 are medically frail. However, the prevalence of frailty is even more dire for…

AVOID Frailty: Chili Recipe

June 15, 2020

As we age, we need more of certain nutrients like Protein, Calcium and Vitamin D to keep our bones and muscles strong well into old age. Learn more about how you can stay strong and healthy with Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod of BodyBreak! To learn more about how to AVOID frailty, click here! To see more…

Frank and Betty McKenney — AVOIDING Frailty

June 10, 2020

Nearly two years ago, in July 2018, Betty and Frank McKenney attended a family reunion in Thunder Bay. Betty and Frank are big believers in family, and they try to do one of these every year. At ages 89 and 90 respectively, Betty and Frank bring knowledge and family history to the reunions. This one,…

AVOID Frailty: Strength Exercises!

June 8, 2020

Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod of BodyBreak discuss ways to improve your muscle and bone strength, to help you stay healthy as you age! To learn more about how to AVOID frailty, click here! To see more videos by Hal and Joanne click here.  

‘A phone call and a wave’: A caregiver’s story

June 2, 2020

Every day, Kim Neudorf leaves her Prince Albert, Saskatchewan home for the 30-minute walk that takes her to the retirement home where her mother Pearl lives. The home, of course, is now under limited visitation rules because of the COVID-19 pandemic. When Kim arrives, she calls her mother from a nearby walking path. Pearl comes…

News Release: CIHR & CFN filling the gap in COVID-19 research

June 2, 2020

PDF En Français        English PDF For Immediate Release June 2, 2020 The Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Canadian Frailty Network are filling the gap in COVID-19 research (Kingston, Ontario) – As we have seen throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, older adults living with frailty have been disproportionately affected with devastating impacts. Though…