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AVOID Frailty: Stay Active with Hal & Joanne of BodyBreak!

May 20, 2020

Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod of BodyBreak stress the importance of staying active to AVOID Frailty and take control of your health. To read more about how to stay healthy as you age and AVOID frailty, click here! To see more videos by Hal and Joanne click here.

Mitigating the impacts of COVID‑19 in care homes

May 18, 2020

Published by Dal News, CFN Principal Investigator Kenneth Rockwood speaks to why residential care and nursing homes are being so heavily hit by the virus and what can be done to mitigate risks and protect the residents of these facilities. Read the full article

Frailty and Aging: How the Danish Experience Might Inform Canada

May 10, 2020

In keeping with CFN’s mandate to learn from international partnerships, Dr. Muscedere, CFN Scientific Director and CEO mobilized a group of Canadian healthcare leaders, researchers and clinicians to visit Denmark in May 2018. Their goal was to see first-hand why Denmark is widely recognized as a world leader in providing effective healthcare and practical living support…

A Message from the Minister of Seniors

May 4, 2020

Good day, As Minister of Seniors, I wanted to reach out to you to share some of the initiatives we are undertaking to help seniors, their families and caregivers cope with the impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic. Please feel free to share this message with your networks. I have been working closely with my…

Social connection crucial for seniors

May 4, 2020

Physical isolation is imperative to keep Canadian seniors, especially those living with frailty, healthy. But this does not mean we must socially isolate. Extensive research supports that remaining social is vital to support both our physical and mental health. This can be especially challenging for community-dwelling seniors, who are accustomed to leaving home for regular…

Advance care planning more important now than ever

May 1, 2020

An important priority for CFN in recent years has been funding research into methods of increasing the use of, and access to, advance care planning by older Canadians. Advance care planning is a conversation between an individual and the people closest to them about their preferences for future care, often including end-of-life care. The preferences…