July 22, 2020

CanAge is pleased to join AARP as a Knowledge Partner in their Living, Learning & Earning Longer collaboration with the World Economic Forum, and the OECD. Learn more.

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January 19, 2021

Empowering Canadian civil society organizations in the fight against influenza

 

A new report recommends rapid tests to help protect seniors in long-term care homes.

The federal Testing and Screening Expert Advisory Panel has recommended that rapid tests be used in long-term care homes and other high-risk settings for screening to identify COVID-19 infections and help prevent outbreaks. For more information click here

 

By strengthening screening in long-term care homes, rapid tests can save lives and give worried families greater confidence that their loved ones are safe.

January 19, 2021

Empowering Canadian civil society organizations in the fight against influenza


Influenza is among the leading causes of hospitalization in older adults in Canada. Wilhelm M. (2018)


60% of hospitalizations due to influenza in 2018 occurred among adults over 65 years of age, and 87% of those had more than one chronic condition. Government of Canada (2019)

For these at-risk groups, influenza can lead to serious complications including significantly diminished functional ability and death. Yet despite the illustrated severity of influenza in older adults, the decline in influenza vaccination and suboptimal rates for 2018-2019 is evidenced by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) in the Departmental Results Report on Infectious Disease and Control, (World Health Organization) and far below the national coverage goals of 80%. Government of Canada (2019)

Today in the release of the report on “Bringing Canadian Patient Organizations Together in the Fight Against Influenza” the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) together with Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada, National Pensioners Foundation, Active Aging Canada, Canadian Pharmacists Association, the Lung Association, the Lung Health Foundation and CanAge are calling for stronger support that enables civil society organisations to be an empowering voice that advocates to its member and the broader community the importance of being vaccinated against influenza.

To read the complete report, click here.

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December 9, 2020

CanAge and HelpAge Canada Holiday Cheer Giveaway

Spend the holidays together, even if you’re apart.


The holidays are a time of togetherness, and this year is no different. Even though COVID-19 has changed the way we stay connected, social distancing doesn’t have to mean social isolation!


CanAge and HelpAge Canada have teamed up to bring you 23 gifts—1 for each day between Dec 10 and Jan 1—that you can use to share the holidays with your loved ones, no matter where you are.


Starting Dec 10, visit CanAge.ca/HolidayCheer every day to find a new activity idea, contest, virtual experience or giveaway to unwrap!

Special Message from Laura Tamblyn Watts, CEO CanAge.

December 9, 2020

CFN Vaccination FAQ

Vaccinations are an important way to AVOID frailty by building up your body’s resistance to infectious diseases. Vaccination against the flu is especially important during COVID-19. 

 

Download this resource to review answers to frequently asked questions about vaccinations or visit avoidfrailty.ca for more information!

December 1, 2020
Winter Wellness Wonderland

CanAge invites you to our Winter Wellness Wonderland. A curated list of virtual attractions across Canada and the world that can be enjoyed right from the comfort of home. Attractions include art galleries, museums, live theatre performances, zoos & aquariums and more.

Also listed are various holiday live events, such as concerts, theatre performances and orchestras; all for you to enjoy with your family and friends.

These virtual attractions and holiday wonders are at CanAge.ca/Wellness. Stay safe and connected.

December 1, 2020
Fall 2020 Ontario Budget Submission

 

CanAge submitted 12 recommendations to the Honourable Rod Phillips, Ontario's Minister of Finance. Learn more.

October 29, 2020
CanAge Conversations: Personal Portraits

 

The CanAge team is excited to launch the latest edition of CanAge Conversations: Personal Portraits, hosted by Lisa Hartford, Director of Communications and Knowledge Mobilization at CanAge. This set of programming follows Lisa with personal interviews of everyday people doing - or who have done - extraordinary and encouraging things. Uplifting, positive and enlightening, join Lisa as she delves into the personal lives of her guests gathering wisdom and hope for us all. Visit CanAge.ca/portraits.

October 22, 2020
Fall 2020 Ontario Budget Submission

 

CanAge submitted 12 recommendations to the Honourable Rod Phillips, Ontario's Minister of Finance. Learn more.

October 21, 2020
How To Manage Financial Requests from Your Adult Children

 

CanAge Fellow and financial expert Laurie Campbell provides tips about how to handle requests for financial help from your adult children. Learn more.

October 20, 2020

CanAge Conversations: Champions for Change


The CanAge team is excited to launch our new edition of CanAge Conversations: Champions for Change. With this set of programming, CEO of CanAge, Laura Tamblyn Watts hosts fireside chats with influential and inspiring people who work tirelessly in the field of aging. They make remarkable progress that benefits all Canadians. Let’s learn what so many encouraging people are doing to make Canada an age-inclusive country. So grab a cup of coffee or tea, pull up a comfy chair, and join Laura as she chats with new guests every week. Visit CanAge.ca/champions.

October 2, 2020
VOICES of Canada's Seniors Webinar Series - "V - Violence and Abuse Prevention" and "O - Optimal Health & Wellness"

 

Recording and resources associated with the webinars will be available soon. To find out more click here to visit our webinar page or go to CanAge.ca/Youtube to catch up on events you may have missed.

October 2, 2020
VOICES of Canada's Seniors Webinar Series -  "O - Optimal Health & Wellness"

 

Recording and resources associated with the webinars will be available soon. To find out more click here to visit our webinar page or go to CanAge.ca/Youtube to catch up on events you may have missed.

October 5, 2020
VOICES of Canada's Seniors Webinar Series -  "I - Infection Prevention and Disaster Response"

 

Recording and resources associated with the webinars will be available soon. To find out more click here to visit our webinar page or go to CanAge.ca/Youtube to catch up on events you may have missed.

October 5, 2020
VOICES of Canada's Seniors Webinar Series -  "C - Caregiving, Long-Term Care, Home Care and Housing Resources"

 

Recording and resources associated with the webinars will be available soon. To find out more click here to visit our webinar page or go to CanAge.ca/Youtube to catch up on events you may have missed.

October 5, 2020
VOICES of Canada's Seniors Webinar Series -  "E - Economic Security"

 

Recording and resources associated with the webinars will be available soon. To find out more click here to visit our webinar page or go to CanAge.ca/Youtube to catch up on events you may have missed.

October 5, 2020
VOICES of Canada's Seniors Webinar Series -  "S - Social Inclusion"

 

Recording and resources associated with the webinars will be available soon. To find out more click here to visit our webinar page or go to CanAge.ca/Youtube to catch up on events you may have missed.

October 1, 2020
National Seniors Day Expert Roundtable: How to Make Canada More Age-Inclusive.

 

Thank you for celebrating Canada's 30th anniversary of National Seniors Day with us! CanAge and HelpAge Canada are pleased that you joined this important Expert Roundtable Discussion on 'How to Make Canada More Age-Inclusive'.

Missed the event? Click here to access the resources. 

If you missed the October 1st: National Seniors Day Expert Roundtable: How to Make Canada More Age-Inclusive webinar, click here to view it from our youtube page.

October 1, 2020
CanAge and Toronto Public Library Partnership

 

The Toronto Public Library is a leader in delivering innovative services, such as digital literacy education and other programs, to older Torontonians of all backgrounds. Together, TPL and CanAge will develop more opportunities for seniors to learn, contribute to their communities and build an age-inclusive city.
Learn more.


 

September 29, 2020
CanAge CEO, Laura Tamblyn Watts, about VOICES of Canada's Seniors - A Roadmap to an Age-Inclusive Canada

 

Join CanAge's CEO, Laura Tamblyn Watts when she talks about VOICES. 6 compass points, 40 issues, and 135 recommendations on how to make Canada More Age-Inclusive. 

September 24, 2020
Speech from the Throne Promises Wins for Canadian Seniors

 

CanAge welcomes announcements made in yesterday’s Speech from the Throne, and the government’s commitments to older Canadians. We especially applaud proposed national standards for the long-term-care sector across the country, recognition of the need to have elder abuse and neglect included in the criminal code, a new Canadian disability benefit, and acceleration of universal pharma-care. “Older adults have been waiting for improvements particularly in LTC residences; unfortunately it took COVID-19 and hundreds of deaths to get federal attention,” says Laura Tamblyn Watts, CanAge president and CEO. Improvements were also proposed to tax filing, more support for personal support workers, and immigration to the aged care sector.

September 15, 2020

The September Issue of CanAge Connections is Here

Read the October Issue of CanAge Conversations now. Not a subscriber yet? Sign-up today. 

September 14, 2020
Law Foundation of Ontario Fellowship Awarded Fellowship to CanAge CEO

 

CanAge will create a course to teach everyday Ontarians about how to be a Power of Attorney for Personal Care and/or Property. This course will create significant access-to-justice inroads and will expand knowledge in the currently unserved area of POAs and substitute decision-making. Learn more.
 

September 1, 2020

VOICES of Canada's Seniors Live Webinar Series - How to Make Canada More Age-Inclusive

The launch of the online series "VOICES of Canada's Seniors - A Roadmap to an Age-Inclusive Canada" will commence on October 2nd. Sessions around an age-inclusive Canada will continue throughout the first week of October.

 

The Roadmap provides 6 compass points (V.O.I.C.E.S.) for areas of attention. Under each compass point, we map critical issues that affect older Canadians. We provide recommendations and practical steps with the aim of improving the lives of Canadians now and in the future.

 

Join us for this free online event as our panel of experts in the field of aging discuss each compass point relative to making Canada more age-inclusive. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, these discussions and courses of action are more vital than ever before.

 

Be part of this important webinar series.

Register Here

September 9, 2020

Introducing CanAge’s first publication: Voices of Canada’s Seniors: A Roadmap to an Age-Inclusive Canada 

 

As Canada’s population continues to age, we must move forward as a country to address these pressing needs. This Roadmap for an Age-Inclusive Canada is part of that needed work.

 

Canada requires a new plan. A new paradigm. A new way forward. We at CanAge hope that VOICES of Canada’s Seniors: A Roadmap to an Age-Inclusive Canada can assist our communities, working together with stakeholders and governments, to forge a new road ahead. A road of purpose. Vitality. Health. Connection and well-being. 

 

It’s time to listen. It’s time to amplify.

It’s time to act on the VOICES of Canada’s seniors.

 

CanAge.ca/voices. Download here.

August 19, 2020

CanAge Financial Video Series: Frauds and Scams

CanAge Fellow Laurie Campbell is a Consumer Credit and Money Expert. In a video she recorded she speaks about How to Protect Yourself. Strategies to avoid the 8 most common frauds & scams. Watch her video here.

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August 15, 2020

CanAge launches Newsletter CanAge Connections

CanAge has launched our first newsletter! Download the inaugural August issue and subscribe to stay in touch!

July 28, 2020

The Three About Me Resource

CanAge Fellow Kim Grier is one fo Canada's leading experts in dementia care and a Specialized Certified Trainer for Virtual Dementia Tour®. Three About Me is a fast and easy way to help caregivers interacting with a person with dementia to get to know them. Watch the video and visit her website.

July 28, 2020
CanAge Conversations launches with Webinar on Dementia Advocacy

CanAge Conversations #1 with Laura Tamblyn Watts, CEO of CanAge, debuted with a vital live webinar, the first in a series of Advocacy focused sessions: 

"Setting the Stage for Advocacy in Long-Term Care and Beyond for People With Dementia"​ in collaboration with Grier Dementia TrainingDementia Advocacy CanadaThe Alzheimer Society of Ontario, and Dementia Alliance International. Did you miss it? Watch it here.

July 22, 2020
CanAge official Canadian Knowledge Partner of AARP 

 

CanAge is pleased to join AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) as Canadian Knowledge Partner in their "Living, Learning & Earning Longer" collaboration with the World Economic Forum and the OECD.  Learn more.

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