Highlights of this issue include the featured topic of Age-Friendly Communities, updates regarding Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Initiative, Regional Integrated Fall Prevention and Management Strategy, FASTlinks and a listing of upcoming events. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health is pleased to announce that the Southeastern Ontario Portal for Advance Care Planning (ACP) and Health Care Consent (HCC) website is up and ready for your feedback and recommendations.  The site has been developed to provide information that is important to Health Care Providers and people living in Ontario.

We invite you to participate in the user-testing feedback survey.

The Canadian Conference on Dementia is a biennial national conference dedicated to advance knowledge on dementia in scientific research and clinical care.  Over 2 and half days from Nov. 2nd to 4th you will engage with eminent researchers and renowned scholars on cutting edge topics in dementia at the Sheraton Centre Toronto. The 9th CCD is thrilled to offer a new and exciting program involving interactive discussions, workshops, plenary sessions and a lively debate. For more information and registration details click here.

On Wed. August 30th, 2017 The Maple Family Health team is providing an educational session on Bone Health from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Boys & Girls Club, Frontenac Mall location at 1300 Bath Rd. Kingston.  Topics covered include: understanding osteoporosis; tips for healthy life choices for strong bones; calcium; vitamin D; medications and physical activity.  To register please contact Karen at 513-531-5888 x 1107.

This summer edition of the Canadian Frailty Networks' Summer News includes a call for volunteer board and committee members, highlights from the 2017 conference and more.

The Alzheimer Society of Ontario is hosting a knowledge sxchange opportunity for local Alzheimer Societies, people living with dementia, as well as professionals offering falls prevention and recreational services to older adults.  The event will be held at the Crown Plaza Toronto Airport Hotel and there is no registration fee for this conference. Registration deadline is August 21st.  Register here.

SAVE THE DATE - The 10th Primary Care Forum will be held on Thursday October 5th at the Ambassador Hotel in Kingston.  Join colleagues to learn more about local, provincial and international initiatives and provide your thoughts to help guide this change. Enjoy a day of networking and education with others involved with primary care in the south east region. Registration opens in July. For more information please contact Lisa Triemstra, PHCF Planning Team at 613-967-0196 ext 2217 or PHCF@lhins.on.ca

On May 10th 2017,  Dr. Kenneth Rockwood presented this webinar to address questions regarding risk of dementia, approach to dementia diagnosis and special considerations for those who are frail.  Watch the recording here.

Following the launch of the Provincial Fall Prevention Framework and Toolkit in 2011, each LHIN has been working on developing a Fall Prevention Strategy. Champlain, NE and SE LHINs share common borders and have come together to share common approaches and initiatives, with a view to collaborating to reduce costly duplication. By taking a provincial approach the hope is to improve effectiveness and efficiency across Ontario. Presenters Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Hélène Gagné, Christine Bidmead, Dianne Rossy, Wendy Carew, Megan Jaquith and Rhonda Lovell shared information about their work to date and looking at ways to move forward together. Watch the recording of the presentation here.

The Centre for Studies in Aging and Health is pleased to share a copy of our February Research and Innovation in Aging Forum Design of Devices to Increase Independence presented by Dr. Claire Davies. A recording of the presentation is available here.

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