March 21-24th 2017 in Sudbury, Rainbow Health Ontario is bringing together health and social service providers, community members, researchers and policy makers to advance LGBTQ25 heatlh outcomes in Ontario. This conference will focus on building partnerships in health and social services to promote the health of Ontario’s diverse LGBTQ2S populations, including those in northern and rural areas. In our programming, we have emphasized an intersectional approach to health and well-being, streamed according to 7 themes: clinical practice; public policy, activism and human rights; community support and development; professional education and training; research; organization and systems change; and ethics and law. Register here.

Monday December 4th from 12-2pm ET join Alfred Spencer as he discusses ideas and tools to move towards a culture of accessibility. Register 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.

The Age-Friendly Kitchener project was successful in achieving all of the originally planned deliverables.  This included establishing an advisory committee, developing a demographic profile, defining the project vision,scope and guiding principles, assessing age-friendly assets and gaps, engaging with the community and developing an action plan.

The International Federation on Aging and the World Health Organization Department of Ageing and Life Course are pleased to co-present the 2017 IFA/WHO Webinar Series. This series, featuring experts from around the world, will explore a number of critical and emerging topics on Healthy Ageing. All attendees are welcome – older adults, local, regional and national government policymakers, NGOs, clinicians, urban planners, and all those with an interest in building environments in which we can all continue to enjoy lives of value as we age. Participation is free and registration is strongly recommended. Register here.

As part of Recolour Grey, Grey County’s Five Year Official Plan Review, the County recently partnered with students from the University of Guelph to look at policies that better support youth and older adults. The resulting Grey County Age-Friendly Planning Study is now complete. Thank you to the students from Guelph, and to all those who participated in the Study through the on-line surveys and the emails received. The results of this Study will now be considered through the Recolour Grey review of our County Official Plan.

Research has shown that the most successful fall prevention programs focus on the conditions of the individual, the conditions of the environment, and the interaction between the two. There are a lot of opportunities in the design of the home, spanning from simple safety measures to remodeling, so that seniors can enjoy their days without exerting a lot of mental energy on fall prevention.

This study shows that the level of frailty was distributed along the socioeconomic gradient in both higher and lower income countries such that those individuals with less education and income were more likely to be frail. 

The mandate of the Thorold Ad Hoc Age-Friendly Committee is to provide recommendations to the Thorold City Council regarding a strategy and action plan to elevate the profile, level of leadership and engagement of older adults (55+) in the community.

This project will undertake public consultation and develop an Action Plan that will help Durham adapt its structures and services to be more accessible and inclusive of older adults. The consultation process will have an emphasis on engaging the perspectives of older adults living in the rural northern areas of Durham, and seniors from ethno-culturally diverse urban communities in the south along the lakeshore.

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