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November 2019 e-newsletter
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Earlier this year, we launched our podcast series which features researchers from across University Health Network - once again ranked as Canada's Top Research Hospital. Below you will find a link to the podcast from Toronto Rehab researcher Dr. Jennifer Campos that helps us spotlight November as Fall Prevention Month. Falls remain the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations among Canadian seniors and researchers at Toronto Rehab are working to develop innovative mobility products, non-slip winter footwear and improvements to accessibility and building codes. There is also a robust Falls Prevention Program that provides assessment, education and exercise classes to help people prevent falls.
 
You will also see that Dr. Paul Oh has had a particularly busy month. Not only did he present Toronto Rehab’s first Wellness Webinar of this school year, but he’s been working in partnership with the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at a number of heart health checkups for the Toronto Police Service. Learn more. UHN News also recently featured Dr. Eugene Chang, someone who has taken his own health care journey and used it to inform his work in helping cancer patients with their rehabilitation.  Dr. Chang’s work is critical as more and more people come through their cancer treatment and need support in their return to a healthy and happy life.
 
Regards,
Gillian Howard  
Interim President & CEO 
Toronto Rehab Foundation
Overcoming ‘imposter syndrome’ and helping the elderly live well
By simulating real life challenges in Toronto Rehab’s renowned Challenging Environment Assessment Lab (CEAL), Dr. Jenny Campos is finding ways to help older adults live well. We invite you to learn about the driving force behind her research in falls and driving collision prevention in the elderly in Episode 6 of UHN's Behind the Breakthrough podcast series. Learn more
Our donors catapult Toronto Rehab to the top
Toronto Rehab's KITE Research Institute is a world leader in complex rehabilitation science and is dedicated to improving the lives of people living with the effects of disability, illness and aging. KITE is one of the principal research enterprises at the University Health Network (UHN), once again ranked Canada’s top research hospital with more than $350-million in total annual research expenditures. KITE's new website showcases the people and projects who are contributing to incredible innovation at Toronto Rehab that is made possible by the generosity of our donors. Visit kite-uhn.com
Mapping our journey to better health 
On Tuesday, November 19th, Dr. Paul Oh inspired us to make a plan for change that will lead to better health. He helped us to: understand the landscape of behaviour change and the science behind adopting a health behaviour, acknowledge the complexities of changing a health behaviour, and learn the strategies on how to change, for good. In the webinar he shared and explained his 10 steps for successful change:
  1. Why?
  2. Assess stage of change
  3. Decision balance
  4. Overcoming barriers
  5. Where am I now?
  6. Where do I want to be?
  7. SMART Goals and Action Plans
  8. Identifying opportunities
  9. Finding support
  10. Relapse prevention: Maintaining behaviour change
We invite you to view the recording of the webinar; the first in a four-part series that will take you on a wellness journey over the next 6 months. Watch 

This webinar series is made possible thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsors: Likrilyn, Raymond James, Wellwise by Shoppers Drug Mart, McLeish Orlando and Oatley Vigmond Lawyers, 33seven, Bayer, and Scotiabank
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