June 7th 2018
Senior Alcohol Misuse Indicator (SAMI) was developed by Dr. Bonnie Purcell, registered psychologist with the London-Middlesex BSO mobile team and the Geriatric Mental Health Program with London Health Science Centre, while completing her Master’s at the University of Toronto and with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Alcohol-related problems are often an unrecognized challenge in working with older adults. Older adults can experience increased effects of alcohol due to age-related physiological changes and alcohol-drug interactions, and/or increased reliance on alcohol as a coping strategy with significant life changes.
The goal of the SAMI as a brief senior specific screening tool is to provide a gentle, non-confrontational approach to elicit information to determine if there are concerns related to alcohol use/misuse
Learn more about this tool here: https://www.porticonetwork.ca/tools/clinical-tools/sami-screening-tool
June 7th 2018
RGPc would like to welcome Emily Vines. Emily has joined the RGPc team as a Research Assistant.
Emily Vines has just completed her Bachelor of Health Science at Western University. She has previously worked as a Project Assistant with Specialized Geriatric Services at the Canadian Mental Health Association in Waterloo Wellington.
Emily looks forward to continuing her learning and gaining experience with aging populations through the various programs run by the RGPc.
Feb 26, 2018
To view the OAS Toolkit – Click here
- Summary of Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security benefits
- Information for service providers
- Canada Pension Plan retirement pension
- Canada Pension Plan disability benefit
- Old Age Security pension
- Guaranteed Income Supplement
- Allowances for people aged 60 to 64
- Information for Seniors from the Canada Revenue Agency
February 12th, 2018
The National Institute of Ageing has released its inaugural white paper titled “The Underappreciated Burden of Influenza Amongst Canada’s Older Population. And What We Need to Do About it”
The paper explains how older adults are at a higher risk for influenza and the precautions being taken to prevent the flu in older adults. Included in the paper is “8 evidence-informed policies to reduce the risk of influenza among our older population”(NIA, 2018).
Read the article HERE.
January 17th, 2018
RGPc is proud to welcome Josh Beraldo. Josh has joined the RGPc team as a Communications Assistant Coop Student.
“Josh is an ambitious, innovative and creative individual looking to further his skills while at RGPc. Josh has spent time working in the Pharmaceutical industry as well as Long Term Care. He is currently a Business Administration-Marketing Student at Sheridan College”
Why Josh chose RGPc:
“I chose RGPc because of what the organization represents as I find their core values align with my own. They’ve also presented me with meaningful work, a platform to demonstrate my skillset and the opportunity to voice my opinions”