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Over $500,000 in funding awarded by CFN for Knowledge Translation

October 10, 2019

Five investigators have been awarded grants by the Canadian Frailty Network for knowledge translation projects. These projects met the CFN priorities for this competition of supporting knowledge translation and implementation projects focused enhancing integrated models of care to improve frailty outcomes and projects that provided strategies for improving functional outcomes in older adults living with frailty…

Final Round of CFN FOCUS (Frailty Outcomes Consensus) Delphi is now open!

October 3, 2019

CFN is pleased to announce that the final round of the Delphi Survey for the Frailty Outcomes Consensus (FOCUS) Project is now open for voting. The final round is expected to close Feb. 7th. If you are an older adult living with frailty, a caregiver, researcher, clinician, policy maker, industry representative, or working in the…

#FrailtyMatters to Nova Scotians: An event for Nova Scotians by Nova Scotians

October 1, 2019

The event will feature keynote speaker Dr. Ken Rockwood of Dalhousie University, as well as leading Nova Scotian researchers, clinicians and stakeholders. We will explore how frailty and aging impacts older Nova Scotians and their family/friend caregivers, steps we can each take to AVOID Frailty, and the ways in which our communities can improve healthcare…

Post Doc Opportunity: Nutrition & Activity Guideline Development

August 30, 2019

Canadian Frailty Network, McMaster Institute for Research in Aging and McMaster Evidence Review and Synthesis Team Post-Doctoral Fellowship Objective In partnership with the McMaster Institute for Research in Aging (MIRA) and McMaster Evidence Review and Systhesis Centre Team (MERST), the focus of this Fellowship is to participate as a co-Investigator on two multi-faceted systematic reviews that aim…

Researchers seek to prevent frailty with strength training

Two physiotherapists in Ontario have teamed up and secured funding from the Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) to challenge this perception. They aim to show not only that older people are perfectly capable of building strength safely, but that they can also prevent themselves from becoming frail—or more frail—in the process. “We need to be proactive…

Employment Opportunity: Research Chair in Frailty-Informed Care–The Perley Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre

July 26, 2019

The Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre seeks to hire its first Research Chair, to develop and establish a dynamic and sustainable research program focused on frailty. Building on the priorities and vision of the Centre of Excellence, the Research Chair will: identify opportunities for applied research related to frailty; facilitate…