Research collaboration with private sector
- The International Longevity Centre-Canada and the LIFE Research Institute will host a side event at the United Nations on July 24, 2018, entitled: “The Right to be My Older Self: A North-South Discussion of Long-Term and Palliative Care, Autonomy, and Independence” as part of their efforts to outline an action plan for Canada’s involvement in the development of a United Nations Convention for the Rights of Older Persons. This initiative is possible with the gracious support from Canadian Medical Association, le Réseau FADOQ and Home Instead Senior Care. The event will take place at the ninth UN Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on Ageing Meeting from July 23 to 26, 2018.
- The Age-Friendly Societies Forum: “Towards a World Adapted for Older Adults: Maintaining Quality of Life”
- Identify the top issues to address around age-friendly (A-F) health care, A-F homes, A-F retail and A-F air travel;
- Develop questions and actions that necessitate integrative approaches;
- Foster the development and continued collaboration of teams for research and policy change.
- Outcomes : 20 key research projects/questions identified for collaborations
- Thank you to Air Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), Réseau Sélection, the National Association of Federal Retirees (NAFR) and WestJet for their support for the Age-Friendly Societies Forum that took place April 30 and May 1st, 2018.
- October 2017: Development of a guide for sensitizing Long-Term Care Communities to the importance of the five senses in quality of life (Lead researcher: Dr. Chantal Backman, School of Nursing). In collaboration with Sodexo, a guide was produced for targeting organizations who service older adults who may need assisted services. The document outlines key messages and provides approaches for enhancing organizational and public awareness of the importance of the senses in assisted living environments. The guide can be found here. An audit tool is currently being developed through this collaboration.