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Don’t leave older Canadians behind in COVID-19 preparedness

March 17, 2020

Canadian Frailty Network Scientific Director and CEO Dr. John Muscedere provides guidance and suggestions to help older adults living with frailty and their family/friend caregivers prepare for a possible COVID-19 quaratine. Read the full article Download the tip sheet

COVID-19 and Older Adults Living with Frailty

March 12, 2020

Download our Tip Sheet here to help yourself or an older adult prepare for possible quarantine. Click here for additional resources and articles about COVID-19. As we age, adults experience a decline in the effectiveness of their immune systems, which makes it more difficult for their body to fight off viruses, infection and disease. This is…

Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition of Canada releases Blueprint for Action 2020-2025

March 12, 2020

As a member of the Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition of Canada (QELCCC), we are proud to announce that the QELCCC has released the Blueprint for Action 2020-2025. The Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition of Canada (QELCCC) is a group of over 35 national organizations dedicated to improving palliative care for all Canadians. The Quality End-of-Life Care…

Advance Frailty Care in the Community Collaborative Lauches

February 25, 2020

Last week, the 17 teams from across Canada chosen to take part in the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement/Canadian Frailty Network Advancing Frailty Care in the Community Collaborative came together at a workshop to get their work under way. Click here to find out more about the Collaborative and the participating teams.

AVOID Frailty–Take Control!

Frailty is not an inevitable part of aging! So what can older Canadians to do AVOID Frailty and take control? CFN Scientific Director John Muscedere outlines the 5 ways you can reduce your frailty risk in the November 20th, 2019 edition of Zoomer magazine. Read Full Article  

Facing the Reality of Frailty

What is frailty? Why does frailty matter? What do we need to do to address the urgent need for better care for older adults living with frailty & reduce risk for others? Kenneth Rockwood & CFN Scientific Director John Muscedere issue their opinions in the December 5, 2019 issue of Zoomer Magazine. Read Full Article…

Call for Submissions Open! 2020 National Conference on Frailty

January 23, 2020

The Canadian Frailty Network invites all those working to improve health and social care for older Canadians living with frailty and/or support their caregivers to submit your initiative for an opportunity to be highlighted at the National Conference on Frailty on September 21-22 at the Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax. Submissions should showcase the real-world application or knowledge translation of…

CFN launches Request for Proposals to improve the care of Elders living with frailty

January 20, 2020

The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) is looking to fund knowledge translation and real-world implementation proposals aimed to empower remote Indigenous communities to enable them to improve care for, and support their elders to remain in their home or communities. CFN will only fund proposals that are co-created/co-designed in close partnership with Indigenous community members. Proposals…

Former CFN Board Member Duncan Sinclair awarded Order of Canada

January 6, 2020

Recently retired CFN Board Member and member of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, Duncan Sinclair, has been invested into the Order of Canada for his, “contributions to the Canadian health-care system as a teacher, university administrator and adviser, and for his leadership in health-care reform in Ontario.” Read Full Story

Study site for CFN researchers continues to make an impact on the fitness of older adults

December 9, 2019

The work of Project Strong’s founder Bonnie Campbell to engage seniors in fitness classes that improved their ability to maintain independence in their everyday lives, inspired an application for a 2015 Catalyst grant from the Canadian Frailty Network by Dr. Ada Tang and physiotherapist Christina Prevett.  Bonnie’s work continues to improve the lives of older adults…