News

5 Minutes on Frailty Video Series Launch

March 23, 2021

The Canadian Frailty Network is launching a series of videos focused on the various aspects of frailty. Delivered in 5 minute, bite-sized features, 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. The series launched during Nutrition Month and featured…

News Release-Canadian Frailty Network enlists Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod of BodyBreak to support healthy aging campaign

March 16, 2021

For Immediate Release March 23, 2021 Canadian Frailty Network enlists Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod of BodyBreak to support healthy aging campaign Hal Johnson & Joanne McLeod help Canadians AVOID Frailty & Take Control  (Kingston, Ontario) – Their personas and public service announcements encouraging Canadians to “keep fit and have fun” have left an indelible…

Funding for community programs helps keep Indigenous Elders in their homes

March 3, 2021

The Canadian Frailty Network has funded several projects designed to assist and support Indigenous people in caring for their Elders. One such project is called Keeping our Nlaka’pamux Elders at Home. Five Nlaka’pamux communities in British Columbia are working collaboratively on the project. This project supports three primary initiatives; social activity and knowledge sharing in the…

News Release: Government of Canada invests in first-of-its-kind research study on the health impacts of inactivity

February 23, 2021

News Release For Immediate Release Government of Canada invests in first-of-its-kind research study on the health impacts of inactivity Researchers seek to understand how to improve health of patients confined to bed rest—and for astronauts in space February 24, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canadians know the importance of physical…

Muscedere and Puxty: Seniors are not the problem – they’re part of the solution

February 17, 2021

COVID-19 has framed older Canadians as frail and vulnerable during the pandemic – for good reason. The pandemic has hit older adults particularly hard, accounting for the majority of those suffering from serious illness and death. Fear of COVID-19 contagion continues to impact seniors far more than most other Canadians, forcing them into stricter lockdown…

Improving Recovery after Surgery for Older Adults Living with Frailty

February 16, 2021

Late last year, Solange Lemieux developed a bowel obstruction. She was vomiting badly and feeling terrible. She went to her doctor, who immediately arranged for her to fly from St. Paul, Alberta, where she lives, to Edmonton. There, Dr. Rachel Khadaroo performed emergency surgery, which included removing part of the bowel, where the medical team…

Les aînés ne sont pas le problème: ils sont une partie de la solution: Op ed.

February 16, 2021

Avec la venue de la COVID-19, les Canadiens âgés ont été désignés comme fragiles et vulnérables – et pour cause. La pandémie a frappé particulièrement durement les personnes âgées, lesquelles représentent la majorité des gens qui ont été gravement malades ou qui sont décédés. Les personnes âgées craignent beaucoup plus la contagion que le reste de la…

Why healthy aging must be the upshot of COVID-19 pandemic: Hill Times Op ed.

February 10, 2021

In a recently published article in the Hill Times, CFN Scientific Director, John Muscedere, stresses the importance of supporting policies on healthy aging. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has unfairly categorized all older Canadians as vulnerable, however, many older adults make significant contributions to our communities and economy. Keeping them healthy and engaged benefits all Canadians. Read the…