Advancing Aging Research. Enhancing Lives of Older Adults

2017 Recipient of The Global Ageing Network for Excellence in Applied Research Award

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NSCA Newsletter


NSCA STAFF WORKING REMOTELY: Following the recommendations of public health authorities, Mount Saint Vincent University staff are currently working remotely. As of March 19, NSCA staff telephones will not be answered regularly. The best way to get in touch with us is through individual staff emails (visit our People page) or the Centre's general email account at which is being monitored regularly. Thank you.

 JOIN THE MOUNT'S AGETASTICS TEAM! – Join the Mount’s Agetastics team on Sunday, May 3 for the Walk for Alzheimer’s. Spearheaded by the NS Centre on Aging, the Mount Agetastics have been participating in the Walk for nearly 10 years. In the last six years, the Agetastics have raised more than $20,000 in support of the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia! We are participating again this year and we hope our fundraising efforts will exceed $5000 in support of the important services that the Society provides to hundreds of individuals and families in Nova Scotia. Please contact us if you would like to participate, make a pledge in support of the Team or receive more information. Stay tuned for upcoming fundraising events and activities. Contact or click here.

NEW VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE ON THE SALTY RESEARCH PROJECT: Curious about what the Seniors - Adding Life to Years (SALTY) research project is about? Watch the SALTY project video to meet the Scientific Lead & some of our team members and to learn about our unique integrated knowledge translation (iKT) approach investigating how to improve quality of life (QoL) for residents living in long-term care. Click here to view the video.

ANNOUNCING "OUR FUTURE IS AGING" CONFERENCE IN SPRING OF 2021!: We are excited to announce we will be hosting,"Our Future is Aging" conference in the Spring of 2021. Building on the success of our conferences in 2012 and 2016, you won’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to showcase your research in a venue with others interested in advancing knowledge, practice and policy across disciplines. Connect with us on social media or by email to get the latest updates on plans for the 2021 conference! Don’t Miss the Call for Abstracts in 2020!

TEDxMSVU AGING WELL SPEAKER VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE: We are pleased to announce that the TEDxMSVU Aging Well speaker videos are now available online. Check out the dynamic line up of speakers! Click here to view.

SALTY PROJECT IN ITS FINAL YEAR: Forty plus members of the SALTY team, including researchers, knowledge users, clinicians and trainees, met in Halifax on May 27th and 28th. This in-person opportunity to meet allowed for rich discussions and engagement around SALTY work to date and enabled future planning for dissemination, knowledge translation and mobilization of findings and key messages during the project's last year. Findings and insights to date have been featured in a brainXchange webinar, hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Canada, in April and at the Northwood Research Symposium in Nova Scotia in June. Findings were also been presented at several conferences in May - Qualitatives Conference, Trent Aging Conference and CAHSPR Conference. This fall SALTY work will be presented at the This is Aging OLTCA conference (Sept), Canadian Hospice and Palliative Care conference (Sept) and the Canadian Association on Gerontology conference (Oct). For a list of SALTY outputs click here. For more information on SALTY click here.

HOME CARE PATHWAYS PROJECT AT DATA GATHERING STAGE: Data collection work across the two sites is underway this spring. The records of home care clients from Winnipeg Regional Health Authority are organized and being analyzed. The records of home care clients from Nova Scotia Health Authority have been requested. Field work for the interviews with members of care constellations at both of the study sites is getting underway with presentations being given to care coordinators, followed by recruitment activities with clients and other members of the constellation. A presentation on the project's approach to inform planning decisions within continuing care is being given at the Canadian Association of Health Services & Policy Research (Halifax). Stay up to date at