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NSCA Newsletter


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 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 www.homecarepathways.ca