Hear from Chair Emily Nalder, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.), Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
AGING RESEARCH WEBINAR SERIES
2019 GRNG ELECTION
To improve the lives of older adults through the creation and dissemination of knowledge in gerontological rehabilitation policy, practice, research and education. To develop, mentor, expand and enrich the community of Geriatric Rehabilitation clinicians, educators and researchers in order to facilitate the broader ACRM mission to IMPROVE LIVES.
“The ACRM Geriatric Rehabilitation Networking Group (GRNG) provides a home for anyone interested in geriatric rehab. We have a real mix of researchers, clinicians, and educators within the group and it’s very interdisciplinary so this is a great home for people interested in aging and great a chance to learn from those collaborations and do important work.” —Emily Nalder, PhD, University of Toronto
UPCOMING MEETING: You are Invited
Join us online for the next GRNG Leadership Meeting. This meeting is open to ALL GRNG members. Agenda will be sent separately by Dr. Nalder.
WHAT: Geriatric Rehabilitation Networking Group Membership Meeting
WHEN: TUE, 1 SEP // 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
DIAL-IN BY PHONE: United States: +1 (872) 240-3212
Access Code: 424-183-493
MEETING AGENDA: Download Here >>
One of the most valuable benefits of ACRM membership is the opportunity to participate in the many interdisciplinary special interest groups (ISIG) and networking groups. Contact a co-chair to learn more about this networking group and ways to participate. Click the JOIN NOW button for details or contact Member Services at +1.703.435.5335 for personal assistance.
For Older People With Disabilities and their Caregivers
- COVID-19 Guidance for Older Adults – From the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization (WHO) COVID Update
- Alzheimer’s Association site for caregivers
- Alzheimer’s Society COVID-19 site
- Alzheimer’s Foundation of America coronavirus site – for persons with AD and their caregivers
- Alzheimer’s News Today – information for patients and caregivers MORE >>
- Medscape COVID-19 resources and updates
- The Cochrane Collaboration – wide-ranging resources
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