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.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to the care of older adults in correctional settings. 5 pages. 

Margaret Denton and Lucy Marco presented this webinar focusing on objectives to guide communities through the implementation and evaluation process of AFC.

This archived webinar reviews the ways in which AFC, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Universal Design  complement one another. Considerations for communities to address their seniors housing and care needs are also discussed. 

Paige Moorhouse, Tara Sampalli and Ashley Harnish presented this webinar about their community-based study where they assessed the implementation feasibility and impact of the "Frailty Portal" in the identification, raising awareness of, care planning and delivery of appropriate care for the frail population in community primary care practice.  Watch the recording of the webinar here.

David Kanters presented this webinar about research that was done to evaluate the frailty of participants in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). A Frailty Index (FI) was constructed for CLSA participants based on the cumulative deficit model of frailty. A new frailty measurement tool was created and its construct validity evaluated.

This webinar focused on how malnutrition and frailty are associated and impact function and the risk for falls.  Nutrition risk screening was discussed as a way forward for the prevention, detection and treatment of malnutrition and falls.

The Regional Geriatric Programs of Ontario announce our Annual RGPs of Ontario Education Day.They invite you to join them for a full‐day workshop of learning and networking for clinicians, educators, and administrators to help us explore the ways we can support the circle of care.

The Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario are holding their annual refresher day conference. This workshop is intended for health care professionals working with seniors who seek to improve the quality of life for their patients. It has been designed to be interactive, covering challenging areas in the clinical management of geriatric patients.

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.

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