Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Falls and Neurological Disorders", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Initiative, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Bruyère Research Institute, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Regional Geriatrics Program, Senior Friendly Hospitals, information about Change Day Ontario, National Bereavement Day and a platform grant from the Brain Foundation Canada as well as a listing of upcoming events. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

Ontario is aging faster than ever before with older people in Ontario now outnumbering younger ones for the first time in our history. Across Ontario, there are now more than two million seniors and their families trying to navigate this next phase of life as best they can. Our shared challenge is to find out what works best, what comes next and what it really means to age with confidence, respect and dignity. Ontario's action plan is outlined in the report.

Baycrest Health Sciences, in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, is launching Project ECHO Care of the Elderly (ECHO COE), a telehealth program that aims to help primary care providers build capacity in the care of older adults through biweekly 90 minute videoconference sessions on Mondays from 3-4:30pm. For more information or to register visit baycrest.org/echo.

On Tuesday Nov. 21st, from 12-1pm Dr. Steven Burrell will be presenting on what constitutes a fragility fracture, available fracture risk assessment tools with emphasis on CAROC, fracture risk assessment reporting and fracture risk assessment and males.  This presentation will be webcast via OTN #76284830. For more information contact Marq Nelson, Regional Integration Lead at 1-800-463-6842 x2318 or mnelson@osteoporosis.ca.

November 22, 2017 - Toronto. Elder Abuse Ontario invites you to join them for an interactive day of knowledge exchange, to learn about ground breaking research and successful international initiatives addressing abuse of older adults. Keynote Speakers from Australia, USA and Canada will join Ontario's leading experts to share their experiences in the delivery of programs/services, advocacy, and current research to address the complexities of abuse issues towards older adults. To register or for more information click here.

Thurs. Nov. 30th 1-2pm EST. Join Dr's Hitzig and Mirza for this webinar presentation about their work to better understand the issues impacting older Chinese adults living in the Kensington-Chinatown Neighborhood (KCN) including a multi-phase needs assessment and the development an action plan to make the KCN more age-friendly. The aim of the resulting action plan is to serve as a platform to support age-friendly initiatives aimed at reducing social isolation in older Chinese adults living in the KCN. For more information and to register click here.

Tuesday, November 14th from 11:30am to 12:30 pm EST.  Dr. Almeida, Director of the Sun Life Financial Movement Disorders Research & Rehabilitation Centre at Wilfrid Laurier University will be presenting about a way to systematically consider the underlying factors that may underlie balance symptoms as well as their interactions in order to identify novel treatment strategies for Parkinson's disease. Register here.

Thursday Nov. 9th from 12-1pm EST, Dr. Barbara Liu will provide a brief background on the framework, explore the components of the framework and answer questions on how the framework will be used during this webinar. For more information contact ken.wong@sunnybrook.ca. Register here.

Nov. 20 & 21, Toronto at the BMO Institute for Learning this conference brings together people working in a variety of sectors across the province of Ontario to learn and share experience s and strategies for building healthy, sustainable and resilient communities.  For more information click 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.

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