On Wed. August 30th, 2017 The Maple Family Health team is providing an educational session on Bone Health from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Boys & Girls Club, Frontenac Mall location at 1300 Bath Rd. Kingston.  Topics covered include: understanding osteoporosis; tips for healthy life choices for strong bones; calcium; vitamin D; medications and physical activity.  To register please contact Karen at 513-531-5888 x 1107.

Bones Matters is an ongoing series of interactive forums broadcast live over the Internet. Each forum, led by a Canadian expert in osteoporosis care, will help participants better understand how to prevent the next fracture and live well with osteoporosis. Topics to be covered include advancements in treatments, exercises for individuals with osteoporosis, bone-friendly nutrition and other issues identified by COPN (Canadian Osteoporosis Patient Network) members as the ones in which they are most interested.

March 6-8, 2017 the Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario is offering this clinical education opportunity at the Ottawa Hospital.  Click here for the pdf registration form.

The authors present a case-based approach to applying exercise and physical activity recommendations for individuals at high risk of falls and fractures.  They summarize Too Fit to Fracture "clinical pearls" for geriatric practice, including advice on assessment, exercise, safe physical activity, and pain management.  Best evidence supports the recommendation that older adults should engage in a multicomponent exercise program, including resistance training and challenging balance exercises, in addition to aerobic physical activity.  The Too Fit to Fracture recommendations support daily attention to posture, and exercises to improve back extensor strength.  16 pages.  Last reviewed January 2017.

Lora Giangregorio, PhD, Associate Professors at the Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo will be presenting this webinar on Friday Dec. 9th from 12-1pm EST. Regsiter here.

The author followed the steps proposed by Allen F. Repko to identify determinants of falls resulting in osteoporotic hip fractures and combined disciplinary insights from neurology (intrinsic risk) and environmental epidemiology (external risk). 

This webpage links to a variety of topics and assessment tools related to the care of the elderly.

Saturday, October 15, 2016 to Sunday, October 16, 2016

Bone Fit™ is an evidence-informed exercise training workshop. This workshop is designed for healthcare professionals & exercise practitioners to provide training on the most appropriate, safe & effective methods to prescribe & progress exercise for people with osteoporosis. The course is accredited for CEC’s by various health organizations.

Highlights of this issue include the featured topic of Bone and Joint Health and the Older Adult, updates regarding the Age-Friendly Communities. Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent Education, Regional Integrated Falls Prevention and Management Strategy 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 bone and joint health and the older adult.  Topics covered include rheumatoid arthritis, osteomyelitis, osteoarthritis, paget's disease, osteoporosis, fractures and musculoskeletal pain.