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NSCA Newsletter


SALTY RESEARCH PROJECT TO BE FEATURED AT NORTHWOOD SYMPOSIUM: The SALTY Research Project will be featured at the Northwood Research Symposium on June 14. A panel presentation will  feature four of the project’s investigators who will share findings that begin to tell the project’s story about  the clinical, social and policy approaches that can support an enhanced quality of life in long term care. To register for the 9th Annual Research Symposium click here.

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.

THE MOUNT'S AGETASTICS TEAM RAISES OVER $5000 IN SUPPORT OF THE WALK FOR ALZHEIMER'S: The Mount's Agetastics participated in the Walk for Alzheimer's on Sunday, May 5th and raised $5803 - the highest amount yet! All funds will help support Nova Scotians living with Alzheimer's. Special thanks to everyone who supported the team by purchasing tickets on the "Bunny Money" Box worth close to $400 in gift cards, making donations at our Coffee Break and making pledges. Thanks for helping us set a new Agetastics record!

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: Data analysis for the SALTY project is well underway. In April, investigators shared findings at the BrainXchange webinar hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Other dissemination activities this spring include presentations at: Canadian Association of Health Services & Policy Research (Halifax), North American and European Networks in Aging Studies (Trent), and Northwood Research Symposium (Dartmouth). In late May 2019, the 40+ member team of investigators, decision makers, clinicians, trainees will meet in Halifax for two days of discussions in support of knowledge exchange. 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