News Archive 2011


QPC LTC Music Intervention at Bethammi
Lakehead University music students lead a Christmas Carol sing-along at a Thunder Bay nursing home. [Read more] December 13, 2011
Lakehead University Music Program Helps Improves Quality of Life for Residents in Long-Term Care Homes
Eleven students enrolled in Lakehead University’s Department of Music course, Creative Community Engagements in Music, have the unique opportunity to apply their knowledge to create a program for residents in two local long-term care homes. Students and instructors Dr. Dean Jobin-Bevans and Professor Lise Vaugeois, are working closely with the staff at St. Joseph’s Care Group at Bethammi Nursing Home and Hogarth Riverview Manor to organize music activities with residents. Music has been shown to improve the quality of life for residents of long term care homes and programming is being offered in groups and on an individual basis. [Read more] December 4, 2011


Canadian Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care Report Released
The report entitled "Not to be Forgotten: Care of Vulnerable Canadians" stresses the need for pro-active measures to make end-of-life care available across Canada. It offers several recommendations for improving palliative end-of-life care, suicide prevention, and elder abuse. The report cites three CERAH, Lakehead University researchers, Dr. Mary Lou Kelley, Alesha Gaudet and Holly Prince. [Read more] November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28th - "Challenges and Promises in Gerontology: Past, Present and Future"
Join CERAH for an anniversary panel presentation on "Challenges and Promises in Gerontology: Past, Present and Future [Read more] November 25, 2011
Thunder Bay Now Member of Global Age-Friendly Network
November 14, 2011 - The City of Thunder Bay has received notification its application has been accepted to join the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities. [Read more] November 15, 2011
Nutrition and Hydration for the seriously ill: seeking a balanced approach
Encounters in Bioethics 2011 - 2012 [Read more] November 14, 2011
Challenges and Promises in Gerontology: Past, Present and Future" Monday, November 28th
Join CERAH for an anniversary panel presentation on "Challenges and Promises in Gerontology: Past, Present and Future" with panelists: Dr.Michel Bedard, Dr. Ian Newhouse, Dr. Mary Lou Kelley and Dr. Michel Stones [Read more] November 10, 2011
Palliative Care Booster 2012
SAVE THE DATE! Upcoming Palliative Care Booster on March 29-30, 2012 in Thunder Bay! The theme of this mini-conference is "Palliative Care for Marginalized Populations" - Keep watching our website and facebook page for more information! [Read more] November 3, 2011


Lakehead Researcher Advises Expert Panel on the Future of LTC in Ontario
The Quality Palliative Care in Long Term Care (QPC-LTC) Alliance has been invited to present recommendations to the Ontario Long Term Care Association’s expert panel on the Future of Long Term Care in Ontario. More information regarding the QPC-LTC Alliance and the brief can be found on their project website [Read more] October 18, 2011


Dr. Mary Lou Kelley Recognized Nationally for Palliative Care Work
The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) announced at its annual conference last Friday evening in St. John's, Newfoundland, that Dr. Mary Lou Kelley is the recipient of the 2011 Award of Excellence in Hospice Palliative Care. Dr. Kelley is a pioneering and dedicated professor of social work at Lakehead University and an internationally recognized palliative care researcher. [Read more] September 12, 2011


CERAH Announces ORC Early Researcher Awards!
The Ontario Research Coalition of Research Institutes / Centres on Health & Aging (ORC) brings together seven key research institutes in Ontario who work on producing evidence that could help to improve the quality of care provided to seniors in Ontario. CERAH is one of seven research institutes/centres on Health and Aging in Ontario and as a partner in the coalition, receives funding to offer one or more Early Researcher Awards. These awards provide salary support for Early Researchers or can be used to offset the cost of conducting research. [Read more] August 8, 2011


Employment Opportunity!
Aboriginal Community Facilitator at CERAH: One-year Contract (Renewable) [Read more] July 14, 2011


Stories of Hope
More than a decade after an Alzheimer's disease diagnosis, this active 70 year old is busy running a farm and playing bass in a band. [Read more] June 20, 2011
Partnerships in Dementia Care: Prevention to End of Life
An informational and educational film that premiered in front of the international audience at the 26th Annual International Alzheimer’s Conference in Toronto, March 26 -29, 2011. [Read more] June 14, 2011
End-of Life Care Network Annual General Meeting, Thursday, June 23
The Current State of Palliative Care in Northwestern Ontario: Perspectives of Key Components and Moving Toward an Integrated System [Read more] June 6, 2011


Lakehead Researchers Plenary Speakers at International Alzheimer Conference
Dr. Mary Lou Kelley, Professor, Department of Social Work, and Dr. Elaine Wiersma, Assistant Professor, Master of Public Health, were invited as plenary speakers to the 26th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease that attracted over 1100 attendees from around the world. [Read more] April 4, 2011
Winners of Gero-Passport Draw Announced
[Read more] April 1, 2011


Dementia's changing face
LU profs participate in international Alzheimer's event [Read more] March 25, 2011
Call for Proposals: The Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health (CERAH) at Lakehead University offers $10,000 Early Researcher Award for 2011-2012
CERAH is currently posting a call for proposals for an Early Researcher Award for September 2011. This award is for new and existing graduate and PhD students who are/will be focusing on research topics realting to: chronic disease; aging at home; drug usage / patient safety; or mobility and aging. As an ORC member, CERAH will support students with a $10,000 Early Researcher Award for the September 1, 2011 – April 30, 2012 period. This award can be used to provide salary support for the Early Researcher or be used to offset the cost of conducting research (research assistant support, data collection, etc.). Up to three awards may be offered to Early Researchers. The deadline for submissions is Monday, May 16, 2011. [Read more] March 25, 2011
2010 Palliative Care Conference Photos
2010 Palliative Care conference was a huge success. CERAH has made available a selection of photos from this event. [Read more] March 22, 2011
Event Update
CERAH collaborated with the Kenora Palliative Care committee to deliver a very successful one-day workshop entitled "Ethical Dilemma: Is Palliative Care Compatible with Euthanasia?" [Read more] March 18, 2011
School of Nursing Hosts Pilot Project - Dying with Grace
[Read more] March 3, 2011


North East Geriatric Care Conference
Please be advised that the North East Geriatric Care Conference dates have been changed to September 21 (evening only), 22 and 23, 2011 [Read more] February 28, 2011
2011 Aboriginal Partnership Research Award Winners
[Read more] February 28, 2011
Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG)
40th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting [Read more] February 22, 2011
Save the Date! NICE ANKE 2011: May 19 Toronto
Annual NICE Knowledge Exchange 2011 [Read more] February 22, 2011

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