Symposium Strongly Supported by seniors, Caregivers and Community

Date: October 27, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Symposium Strongly Supported by Seniors, Caregivers and Community Susan McDougallEducation Program Assistant October 20th approximately 130 attendees came to a Symposium called Overcoming Loneliness and Social Isolation: Celebrating Best Practices. The goal was for seniors to learn what social isolation is, how it affects them and what they can do to reduce this risk. OSSCO brought together 11 speakers from across Ontario, knowledge experts in their field, to share their best community...

COMMFFEST 2016 Shines light on Seniors

Date: October 27, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

COMMFFEST 2016 Shines Light on Seniors Elizabeth Nykorowytsch Macnab, Executive DirectorUnder the leadership of early age seniors’ cohort, Sandie de Freita (2nd to right), Toronto played host to COMMFFEST Community Film & Arts Festival from Oct 11- 19, 2016. Toronto is a city of hidden gems, and COMMFFEST is one of its bright jewels. OSSCO participated in this year’s festival with me (2nd left) as a panelist in Social Talks, titled: Bringing Communities Together for Social Empowerment....

CRACKED NEW LIGHT ON DEMENTIA

Date: October 19, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Collective Disruption in Partnership with the York-UHN Academy and Mosaic Home Care Services Presents CRACKED NEW LIGHT ON DEMENTIA Cracked is an innovative research-based play that follows persons with dementia and their families on their unique journeys with dementia, from diagnosis to their new lives in long-term care. The families struggle to see beyond the disease as they come to accept that each of us has cracks as part of being human. Watch the Cracked play trailer:...

[OHC] As Health Ministers from Across Canada Meet in Toronto on Health Accord, Health Coalitions Set Out Criteria for Success

Date: October 19, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

The release below was from a press conference Monday morning held by the Ontario & Canadian Health Coalitions, the Council of Canadians and Canadian Doctors for Medicare.  As Health Ministers from Across Canada Meet to Negotiate Health AccordAdvocates Set Out Criteria to Measure Success Toronto – Months of sparring in the media may come to an end this week as Health Ministers from across Canada meet to discuss a new Health Accord. This morning, representatives of the Canadian & Ontario...

We Can't "Bear" To Lose Medicare!! - Giant Teddy Bear Brings Message of Compassion to London

Date: October 19, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

The London Health Coalition launched a Care Bear Tour on Tuesday, October 18th. With a giant teddy bear, aptly nicknamed “Tommy”, the coalition seeks to convey the message that care (not profit) must be the centre of our public health care system. Their goal was to spread awareness of the Charter Challenge occurring in British Columbia, brought by private profit-seeking clinics who want to maximize their profits by billing OHIP or their province’s equivalent and by billing patients on...

OHC Warns Health Minister: Privatization of Patient Records

Date: October 13, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Coalition Warns Health Minister: Privatization of Ontario’s Health Systems for Patient Records and Information Will Incite Massive Public Opposition Banking Executive is Not Trusted to Protect Patient or Public Interest,Especially After Hydro Privatization Debacle  Toronto –This afternoon, the Wynne government has made public a formal invitation from the Health Minister to Ed Clark to “assess and validate the value these [health data, e-health records and related intellectual...

Shingles Vaccine Announcement

Date: September 21, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Shingles Vaccine Announcement Ontario is expanding the province’s publicly funded immunization program to help more seniors stay healthy. Beginning September 15, 2016, Ontario will offer the shingles vaccine free of charge to seniors 65 to 70 years of age. Shingles can be very serious and cause complications such as loss of vision and debilitating nerve pain and studies show people 65 to 70 years of age are most prone to getting shingles. The shingles vaccine reduces the likelihood of...

Reminder: Webinar on the proposed Patients First Act, 2016

Date: September 15, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Reminder:  Webinar on the proposed Patients First Act, 2016 On September 7, 2016 Dr. Bob Bell, Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care provided an update on status of the Patients First Act, 2016 and the implementation planning activities which are underway. The webinar was a follow-up to the June 10, 2016 session following introduction of that bill, to provide an overview and address questions. Interested in knowing more? Click link: http://www.vvcnetwork.ca/moh/20160907/  

Reminder: The National Research Council of Canada wants your input / ** Rappel : Le Conseil national de recherches Canada souhaite recevoir vos commentaires

Date: September 1, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Reminder : The National Research Council of Canada wants your input / ** Rappel : Le Conseil national de recherches Canada souhaite recevoir vos commentaires You recently received an invitation to participate in an online consultation, being conducted by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). This exercise seeks to identify the major barriers which limit the ability for seniors to remain living at home for as long as possible, as well as those technologies with the potential to...


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