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NSCA Newsletter


NSCA DIRECTOR ON MARITIME CONNECTION: Dr. Janice Keefe was a guest on CBC Radio program Maritime Connection on Sunday, March 31 talking about the topic of "Aging Well". Click here to listen.

DR. KEEFE TO PRESENT AT THE GERIATRIC ACADEMIC ROUNDS: Dr. Janice Keefe will present at the Geriatric Academic Rounds on April 3 at 8:30am Room 1613A, Veterans Memorial Building. Dr. Keefe will share insights about the NS Expert Panel on Long Term Care - process, rationale and recommendations.

SALTY WEBINAR ON APRIL 9TH 12pm EASTERN: Join us for Seniors – Adding Life to Years webinar titled: Advancing Knowledge to Improve Quality of Life and Quality of Care Near End of Life in Long Term Care. Lead Investigators Carole Estabrooks, Kelli Stajduhar and Matthias Hoben will present some of the project’s findings from the “Evaluating Innovative Practice” and “Monitoring Care Practice” themes of the project. The webinar is presented by brainXchange in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA). Registration is free, but space is limited. Click here for more information.

DR. KEEFE SPEAKING AT WOUNDS CONFERENCE : Dr. Keefe will be speaking at the upcoming Wounds Canada Conference in Halifax, April 12 - 13, 2019. To register go to: https://www.woundscanada.ca/health-care-professional/education-health-care-professional/spring-conference … …

JOIN THE MOUNT'S AGETASTICS TEAM IN SUPPORT OF THE WALK FOR ALZHEIMER'S: The Mount's Agetastics will be participating in the Walk for Alzheimer's on Sunday, May 5th. The Agetastics team usually raise over $4000 for this walk. Tickets are on sale for a "Bunny Money" Box worth close to $400 in gift cards. This is a great cause so please buy tickets, join our team or make a donation. Go to http://www.alzgiving.ca/site/TR/WFA/WFA_NS?team_id=7401&pg=team&fr_id=2256 or please email Britteny at msvu.ca or Rowen at msvu.ca to sign up for the walk or to purchase tickets. Join us!

CANADIAN ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES EXPERT PANEL ON DEMENTIA RELEASES REPORT: A Canadian Academy of Health Sciences expert panel on dementia released a report outlining priorities for a national dementia strategy. Dr. Janice Keefe is a member of the distinguished multidisciplinary expert panel. Click here to view the report.

EXPERT ADVISORY PANEL ON LONG TERM CARE RELEASES RECOMMENDATIONS: The Minister's Expert Advisory Panel on Long Term Care delivered their recommendations on January 15 to improve the quality of care in Nova Scotia. Dr. Keefe is Chair of the 3-person Expert Panel. For More information click here. To view the Panel's report click here.

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.

WE'RE HIRING! - POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE: We are seeking a candidate for a Postdoctoral fellowship to begin as soon as possible. The fellowship is for the Seniors Adding Life to Years (SALTY) project and will work closely with the Scientific Lead, Dr. Janice Keefe, and her national research team. For more information, click here.

SALTY PROJECT BEGINNING ITS 4TH AND FINAL YEAR: Data analysis for the SALTY project is well underway. The first publications from the streams’ work are anticipated in the next few months and preliminary findings were presented at the Canadian Associated on Gerontology (CAG) in October, 2018 and the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) in November, 2018. The full SALTY team had an opportunity to meet via videoconference in February, 2019 where two of the project streams presented their preliminary findings and the team was able to discuss and provide feedback. In May 2019 the full team will meet in-person in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Near future plans include a brainXchange webinar supported by the Alzheimer Society of Canada on April 9th, 2019 titled “Advancing Knowledge to Improve Quality of Life and Quality of Care Near End of Life in Long term Care”. Findings to date from two project streams will be shared, and policy workshops will be conducted in BC, AB, ON and NS Fall 2109/Winter 2020 to present the results of the policy review and lived experience of residents. For a list of SALTY outputs click here.