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 Ontario Long Term Care Association and Ontario Retirment Commuities Associations bring you "Together We Care" April 3-5, 2017 at the Toronto Congress Centre.  Click here for a copy of the conference program.  Register here.

April 12, 2017 from 12-1pm EST join host Carol Fancott and speaker, Dr. G. Ross Baker for this interactive on-call webinar to introduce a framework for engagement-capable enviornments and share the results of successful patient engagement case studies. Register here.

The Canadian Frailty Network invites you to join them on April 23-24th in Toronto to share knowledge, brainstorm, and hear from and network with leading experts in the field - addressing the full continuum of care, education and training and citizen engagement.  In addition to presenting the latest knowledge; looking ahead to the next five years and beyond will be a focal point and recurring theme throughout the conference.  Register here.

Highlights of this issue include the featured topic of Diversity & Inequality Considerations for Older Adults, updates regarding Age-Friendly Communities, Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent Education, Regional Integrated Fall Prevention and Management Strategy and a listing of upcoming events. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

The Perth Enrichment Program (PEP) is offering a four-week learning series for clients, families and friends on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8pm on March 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 12 Elliot St., Perth. There is no cost to attend for PEP clients and family. Topics include: Diagnosis and What to Expect, Lifestyle and Retirement Living, Treatment Recommendations and Supportive Care, Caregiver Support and Advance Care Planning.

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.

Symposium on Aging Research (SoAR) is a one-day meeting for engaging with graduate student research beyond disciplinary and professional boundaries, and across areas of expertise held at the University of Waterloo.  SoAR encourages graduate students from any discipline to present, dialogue, and learn about current research on processes, experiences, and systems related to aging. Register here by April 7th.  Call for abstracts submission ends March 1st.

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.

The Centre for Studies in Aging and Health is pleased to share a copy of our January Research and Innovation in Aging Forum, Gazing Critically at Age-Friendly Communities on January 17th that was hosted at the Learning & Leadership Centre at Providence Care, 752 King St. W. Kingston, presented by Dr. Mark Rosenberg.  There is a pdf version available for review and a copy of the webinar recording available here.

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