A new online resource that will provide health professionals and the general public with trusted, evidence-based information about how to stay healthy, active and engaged as we grow older has been launched by McMaster University.
The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal brings together research evidence about questions related to aging, and presents it in various ways that discuss the key messages from the research, how trustworthy it is, and how it can be acted upon. The Portal also includes links to a wide range of other online resources that have been rated for quality.
The Portal has been developed to appeal to a broad range of audiences, including patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, decision-makers, and anyone interested in optimal aging.
For more details on what the Portal includes, visit http://www.mcmasterhealthforum.org/new-at-the-forum/2014/09/30/new-resou....
Two public webinars are planned on October 15 and 21 to teach citizens how to use the Portal.
Healthy Aging: Learn how to use the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal
October 15, 2014, 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET
Presenter: Anthony Levinson
Participants will learn how to use the Portal to find the best available research evidence about issues related to optimal aging that they face in their own lives. Register at http://fhswedge.mcmaster.ca/limes/fhssurveys/index.php?sid=65878&lang=en.
Knowing What’s Best: Discover How the Portal Does Your Homework
October 21, 2014, 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET
Presenter: Maureen Dobbins
Participants will learn how to use the Web Resource Ratings feature of the Portal to sort through the masses of health-related information on the internet in order to identify only the most high-quality, trustworthy and reliable information about optimal aging. Register at http://fhswedge.mcmaster.ca/limes/fhssurveys/index.php?sid=15196&lang=en.