Living with IBD in Older Adulthood

Learn about the journey of living with Crohn's disease and colitis in older adulthood. During this webinar, you will hear about how aging can impact treatment, symptom management, complications of IBD and extra-intestinal manifestations, access to health care, advancements in research and more. 


Dr. Noelle Rohatinsky (RN, PhD) is an Associate Professor and Registered Nurse at the University of Saskatchewan. In 2018, Noelle received the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Ross McMaster National Unsung Hero Award.

Noelle has been volunteering with Crohn's and Colitis Canada for several years. She has led Newly Diagnosed Nights to individuals in her community and nationally via our webinars. Noelle herself was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2009.

In 2018, Noelle received a 2018 Canadian Institute of Health Research Seed Grant from the University of Saskatchewan to investigate quality of life in older adults living with inflammatory bowel disease


  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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