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[Scholarly Article] Early Omicron infection is associated with increased reinfection risk in older adults in long-term care and retirement facilities

Jessica A. Breznik et al

Click HERE to view the full research articleSummaryBackgroundOlder adults are at increased risk of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron infection and severe disease, especially those in congregate living settings, despite high SARS-CoV-2 vaccine coverage. It is unclear whether hybrid immunity (combined vaccination an

[Resource] Strengthening community connections: the future of public health is at the neighbourhood scale

Mulligan K

Click HERE to access this resourceCommunity-led action at the neighbourhood scale has been vital to address complex health inequities during the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada. This report was commissioned by the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) at the Public Health Agency of Canada, to

Immigrant status and loneliness among older Canadians

Md Kamrul Islam & Heather Gilmour

This Statistics Canada study used data from the Canadian Health Survey on Seniors to estimate the prevalence of loneliness among older Canadians. An estimated 1.1 million older Canadians (19.2%) experienced loneliness, with women having a significantly higher likelihood of being lonely than men. Im

Rapid synthesis: Identifying community-based models to enable older adults to live independently

TĂ©jia Bain, Peter DeMaio, Cara Evans, et al.

Canadians overwhelmingly prefer to age at home, but do not always have access to supports that allow them to live independently for as long as possible. Older adults often require assistance to address their care needs, keep up with daily activities around the home, ensure their home is adequately m

[Evidence Summary] Home-based exercise delivered with digital interventions can prevent falls and improve quality of life

McMaster University

Click HERE to view the full article Home-based exercise delivered with digital interventions can prevent falls and improve quality of lifeSolis-Navarro L, Gismero A, Fernandez-Jane C, et al. Effectiveness of home-based exercise delivered by digital health in older adults: a systematic review and me

[Resource] Vegetarian Diets as we age

Dr. Megha Poddar

In this 2-minute video, Dr. Megha Poddar discusses important considerations for older adults on plant-based diets or for those considering adopting a vegetarian diet.What's the bottom line?Older adults can safely adopt a plant-based diet.Ensure adequate protein intake to maintain lean muscle mass.

[Report] Breaking the Silence to Address Incontinence in Canada

National Institute on Ageing

Incontinence is far more common than we think, affecting about a quarter of Canadian adults. But because of the stigma around it, older adults living with incontinence are unlikely to seek medical attention for it — and may face significant challenges, loneliness and financial stress as a result.

Independent Senior Centres: Connecting and Supporting Older Adults in Metro Vancouver

Laura Kadowaki, Andrea Wadman, Anthony L. Kupferschmidt & Andrew Wister

A new study by SFU researchers finds that while senior centres play a crucial role in promoting aging citizens’ wellbeing they also face challenges in ensuring they are well-positioned to meet the emerging needs of older adults. An analysis of six independent, not for profit senior centres in Metr

[Report] Ableism in Canadian Workplaces: Research

Western University | Canadian Labour Congress

Click HERE to access the reportHarassment and violence at work remain a major social problem in Canada.The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children at Western University, together with researchers at the University of Toronto and the Canadian Labour Congress launc

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