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$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…

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…