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.

This presentation by Dr. John Puxty provides a summary of age-related changes in memory, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), dementia, delirium and depression in older adults. Last reviewed November 2017. 66 slides.

The Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario is offering this Geriatric Education Series for health care professionals from Nov. 28 - 30th 2017 at the Ottawa Hospital on topics such as principles of assessing and managing the frail elderly, geriatric assessment, function, driving, falls and mobility, polypharmacy, pain, delirium, elder abuse and more.  For more information and registration details please click here. 

The WHO Guidelines on Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) propose evidence-based recommendations for health care professionals to prevent, slow or reverse declines in the physical and mental capacities of older people. These recommendations require countries to place the needs and preferences of older adults at the centre and to coordinate care. The ICOPE Guidelines will allow countries to improve the health and well-being of their older populations, and to move closer to the achievement of universal health coverage for all at all ages. 60 pages. Last reviewed Oct. 2017.

This is Long Term Care seeks to profile new and emerging research, innovation and quality initiatives in a unique forum designed for learning, networking and information sharing. It provides an unparalleled opportunity for Association members, stakeholders and long-term care sector representatives to hear about existing best practice programs, tools, resources, policies and procedures which can be implemented across the sector to address quality of care. The audience includes approximately 400 long-term care frontline staff, owners and operators, family caregivers, policymakers, researchers, students, and aging care leaders. The conference is being held at the Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto. For more information, please visit the conference website.

Aging.com is a resource to help seniors and their families learn more about the specifics of planning for their later years.  They've provided facts(American based), on how to continue enjoying a long, healthy life as well as ways to reduce the risks of falling.

On Wednesday January 10th at McMasters main campus, Sally Chivers of Trent University will be discussing the question of how he tools of disability studies and the disability movement could improve considerations of and actions for older adults drawing attention to how pervasively ageism relies on ableism.

On Monday Oct. 16th from 2:30-3:30pm Professor Debra Street will report on sociological fieldwork at Rm. 1003, L.R. Wilson Hall at the main campus of McMaster University.  For more information please click here.

On November 23rd at the National Institute on Ageing at Ryerson University, this conference brings together experts, thought leaders, practitioners and delegates to "widen the lens" to look at the models, practices and stakeholders that will be need to support older adults to age in place. A varietyof age-friendly perspectives will be explored.

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