News Archive 2012

December

CERAH publishes two more columns in the Chronicle Journal
The sixth and seventh columns in a series related to age research and education being conducted at CERAH [Read more] December 21, 2012
 

November

CERAH article in the Chronicle Journal
This article is the fifth in a series related to age research and education being conducted within Lakehead University's Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health. [Read more] November 23, 2012
 
CERAH hosts successful palliative care conference in Thunder Bay
Some of the media that was attracted to the 2012 Palliative Care Conference "Life Transitions: Chronic Illness and Palliative Care" [Read more] November 13, 2012
 
CERAH column in the Chronicle Journal
This article is the third in a series related to age research and education within Lakehead University's Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health. [Read more] November 1, 2012
 
CERAH column in the Chronicle Journal
This article is the fourth in a series related to age research and education being conducted at Lakehead University's Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health. [Read more] November 1, 2012
 

October

Lakehead University Researchers Receive CIHR Grants Supporting Health Research
Lakehead University researchers have been awarded Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grants and other funding allowing them to continue pursuing their ground-breaking work – ranging from the management of dementia, treatment of atherosclerosis, and development of a new approach in cancer screening for First Nations women. [Read more] October 25, 2012
 
Public Presentation: Let's Talk About Hospice Palliative Care First
This fall the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) is launching an awareness campaign called "Let's Talk About Hospice Palliative Care First". The campaign is in response to the apparent confusion in the minds of Canadians around euthanasia and assisted suicide and hospice palliative care. This presentation will discuss the campaign and how the CHPCA's resources can assist with these conversations. [Read more] October 24, 2012
 
CERAH student wins first prize in poster competition
CERAH placement student, Stacey Saukko recently attended the 19th International Congress on Palliative Care in Montreal, Quebec, October 9-12, 2012 where she presented a poster entitled "Music Students’ Experiences of Music Interaction with Residents Living in Two Northwestern Ontario Long-Term Care Homes." [Read more] October 17, 2012
 
Dr. Mary Lou Kelley Recognized with Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal
The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association presented the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medals in Montreal, Quebec on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. [Read more] October 17, 2012
 
Local newspaper publishes 2nd CERAH article
This article, entitled "Improving end-of-life care" is the second in a series related to age research and education being conducted within Lakehead University's Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health (CERAH). [Read more] October 12, 2012
 

September

CERAH staff featured in Northwest LHIN eHealth Newsletter
Published by the North West Local Health Integration Network, "plugged in" is an eHealth newsletter distributed throughout Northwestern Ontario. The issue published September 2012 elaborates on how CERAH is using the Ontario Telemedicine Network to facilitate the delivery of palliative care education and knowledge translation across the region. [Read more] September 21, 2012
 
Northwestern Ontario Palliative Care Conference Registration Now Open
The Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health at Lakehead University is pleased to announce that registration for the 2012 Palliative Care Conference Life Transitions: Chronic Illness and Palliative Care, November 7th – 9th in Thunder Bay is now open! [Read more] September 5, 2012
 

August

Dr. Mary Lou Kelley Named Citizen of Exceptional Achievement
The City of Thunder Bay has established a policy to officially recognize local citizens, groups and organizations who have achieved special accomplishments in the areas of Culture, Sports and Public Service. [Read more] August 13, 2012
 
CERAH Research Affiliate co-author on report
Canadian Virtual Hospice recently added a 2010 report entitled "A Timeline of Hospice Palliative Care Policy and Practice in Ontario" to their website. The report was authored by Dr. Allison Williams, Dr. Mary Lou Kelley, Sarah Dykerman, Lily DeMiglio, and it provides an illuminating summary of our shared hospice palliative care journey, including key milestones, major players and future challenges. [Read more] August 7, 2012
 

July

Ontario Research Coalition Scholarship Opportunities
Deadline to apply is Monday, July 23. [Read more] July 4, 2012
 

June

Age-Friendly Senior Charter Approved!
The Senior Charter recognizes the specific challenges and the life changes faced by older adults and the valuable contribution they make to society. Our pledge is to improve the quality of life of seniors, by working with them to develop services and strategies that respond to their circumstances, aspirations, and varying needs. We will achieve this goal by embedding the principles of the Senior Charter into all decision making processes of the City and community. [Read more] June 26, 2012
 
CIHR awards CERAH Research Affiliates with 2 year grant to Develop a Self-Management Program for Dementia
The goal of this study is to accelerate the translation of knowledge into action by developing a self-management program for people living with dementia, and examining the process whereby people with dementia and other knowledge users are involved in the program development process. [Read more] June 22, 2012
 
Provincial Award of Excellence for local palliative care professional
North West Community Care Access Centre’s Marg Poling presented with the Dorothy Ley Award of Excellence in Hospice Palliative Care. The award presentation was made during Hospice Palliative Care Ontario’s annual conference in Toronto, on April 30th. [Read more] June 20, 2012
 
Lakehead Research into Safer Driving Receives Financial Injection
Lakehead’s Dr. Michel Bedard, Canada Research Chair in Aging & Health, is helping make Canada’s roads safer by protecting the independence of older adults. [Read more] June 6, 2012
 
Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee - Free Public Lecture
The Emperor of All Maladies A Biography of Cancer [Read more] June 6, 2012
 
Northwestern Ontario - End-of-Life Care Network Annual General Meeting
"Building a Regional Palliative Care Program in the North West LHIN" [Read more] June 6, 2012
 
Finding ways for Elders to spend final days at home
CERAH Researcher, Holly Prince, and Luanne Maki, Community Health Researcher for Fort William First Nation participated in a presentation for the Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research on CERAH's project "Improving End-of-Life Care in First Nations Communities." [Read more] June 2, 2012
 

May

Seeking Dog-Owners to Participate in a Research Study
CERAH Early Researcher, Ashley Hope, is looking for volunteers to participate in a research study titled: "What Motivates Older Adults to Walk with their Dogs?" [Read more] May 3, 2012
 

April

CERAH Promotes Advance Care Planning
On Monday, April 16th the Centre on Education and Research on Aging and Health (CERAH) partnered with the the North West Community Care Access Centre and the Northwestern Ontario End-of-Life Care Network to highlight Advance Care Planning (ACP) Day [Read more] April 18, 2012
 
Thunder Bay Continues on the Age-Friendly Path with the Help of Ontario Trillium Fund Grant
New Funding to Support Community Initiative [Read more] April 10, 2012
 

March

POSITION AVAILABLE - CERAH
Age Friendly Thunder Bay Trillium Grant Project Coordinator [Read more] March 26, 2012
 
Knowledge Exchange Event: You can run but you can't hide - Making Difficult Conversations Easier
The Seniors Health Research Transfer Network (SHRTS) Hospice Palliative Care Community of Practice is pleased to invite you to join us for a knowledge exchange session on "Making Difficult Conversations Easier" [Read more] March 16, 2012
 

February

Palliative Care in First Nation Communities
A study looking into Palliative Care options in First Nation Communities [Read more] February 24, 2012
 
Mark your Calendar!
Save the date for the 2012 Palliative Care Conference, November 7-9, in Thunder Bay. [Read more] February 23, 2012
 
CERAH Research Affiliate appointed Lakehead University Research Chair 2012
These Chairs recognize high quality research, scholarly and creative achievement by providing a two-year research grant to support an individual’s program of research. The Lakehead University Research Chairs program is a key element in retaining outstanding research talent at our institution. Recipients: Dr. Mary Lou Kelley, Social Work Dr. Abdelhamid Tayebi, Electrical Engineering [Read more] February 17, 2012
 
Advance Care Planning Day - April 16th
April 16th is Advance Care Planning Day and we need to start talking about end-of-life care. [Read more] February 14, 2012
 
Researching to Help
Lakehead University honoured two local professors for the work they have done to improve people’s lives. [Read more] February 13, 2012
 
A Need for Support
Michel Bedard of St. Joseph’s Care Group speaks about senior caregivers during a forum Thursday at Thunder Bay’s 55 Plus Centre. [Read more] February 13, 2012
 

January

How to Stay Young? Novel Approaches to Aging
CIHR researchers are identifying novel approaches for treating the leading causes of death (eg. heart attacks, strokes, cancers, aneurysms, lung disease) in the elderly. This event will highlight some of the research being performed in Canada that addresses these topics. [Read more] January 20, 2012
 
Sexualizing the Third Age
Dr. Marshall's presentation focuses on the depiction of sexuality and aging in our society. [Read more] January 9, 2012
 
Challenges and Promises in Gerontology: Past, Present and Future
This inter disciplinary panel presentation highlights key issues related to the development of gerontology over the past 20 years and provides projections for the future. Each of the panelists will focus on challenges and promises specifically relevant to their academic/research foci. [Read more] January 9, 2012
 

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