Canadian Frailty Network
The Canadian Frailty Network has a free web-based program called The AVOID Frailty Program for Healthy Aging. The program is for older adults, aged 60+, residing at home in Kingston, Lennox or Addington counties. To become a member and register for their programs, visit the AVOIDfrailty website.
After registering for the web-based program, members complete a healthy aging assessment, providing them with a frailty risk, and a report with recommendations to get started.
It allows older adults to connect with over 1000 community programs that support healthy aging in KFL&A, education, and develop/maintain habits for healthy aging.
A shorter follow-up survey every 3 months and the full assessment every 6 months generate progress reports for self-monitoring and allows program staff to evaluate effectiveness.
AVOID stands for:
- A - Activity
- V - Vaccinate
- O - Optimize medications
- I - Interact
- D - Diet & Nutrition
The AVOID Frailty Program wants to convey to older adults that:
- frailty is preventable,
- small changes can make a difference, and
- healthy aging starts with you
Learn more at www.AVOIDfrailty.ca or call 613-483-9399