Thursday, May 31 from 1-2 PM EST. Join presenters Julie Darnay and Deborah Sattler for this webinar where participants will learn how to a start Compassionate Community movement in their community, gain insights as to how Compassionate Community approaches can complement Age-Friendly and Dementia-Friendly initiatives and discuss opportunities for collective action. To learn more or to register click here.

Registration is now open! May 25, 2018 from 8:30am-4:30pm. The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care Hospital, Kingston, invites you to our 2018 conference which will focus on the topics of social isolation, poverty and age-friendly communities.  Keynote speaker, Dr. Parminder Raina will speak to these themes as he shares his findings from the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging.  See the event flyer for more details. A call for poster abstracts is now open. Register here.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Later Life Hoarding & Diogenes Syndrome", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Initiative, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Centre for Studies in Aging & Health, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Regional Geriatrics Program of Ontario and Senior Friendly Care.

Information about a call for submissions from the Age Friendly Innovation Exchange, an Ontario Centres for Excellence funding opportunity and information about a caregiver research study are included. A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 1:30-2:30 PM EDT. Last year was the Fall Prevention campaign’s most successful year to date. This panel style webinar presentation will host five presenters from four initiatives that took place across the country in November 2017, which focused on fall prevention activities from system level changes to local public facing events. Emily PowellRaili QuathamerKim FurlongMegan Oakey, and Samantha Bruin, are all key individuals who were crucial in the success of these events. They are here to share their stories, experiences, lessons learned and practical advice for future fall prevention month events, large and small. Please join for this free interactive webinar! Register here.

This report presents key findings on physical, mental, and social aspects of aging using data collected from 50,000 Canadians aged 45-85. It highlights insights related to: physical and psychological health, loneliness and social isolation, caregiving and care receiving, transportation and mobility, work and retirement, physical function, disability and falls, lesbian, gay and bisexual aging, and lifestyle and behaviour, among others. 210 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 1-2:30 PM EDT. This accredited online event by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association will be presented by Mary Schulz and Michael Gordon, which will examine end-stage dementia (including Alzheimer’s) and palliative care for those afflicted. Topics will include pain management, disease complications, and best practices. The online event can be accessed online via phone and web. Cost is $55. Register here.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from 12-1 PM EDT. In this webinar, Dr. Gary Naglie and Dr. Mark Rapoport who lead a team of CCNA researchers focused on dementia and driving, will discuss how healthcare/service providers can address the issue of driving in persons with dementia, including their current research on the Driving Cessation in Dementia Framework and Toolkit (DCD-FT), which they and their team have been developing to support this group. Register here.

Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 12-1 PM EDT. During this webinar, Dr. Jacklin and Dr. Blind will outline the development of six culturally relevant fact sheets on dementia and dementia care that can be used by Indigenous family caregivers, health care providers, as well as other organizations interested in the promotion of dementia awareness and care in Indigenous communities. Register here.

Monday June 11, 2018This workshop trains clinicians to deliver the Memory and Aging Program®, an intervention for older adults experiencing normal age-related memory changes. The program focuses on optimizing cognitive health through lifestyle enhancement and memory training. During this workshop, participants will learn about memory changes associated with normal aging, factors affecting memory, evidence-based memory strategies, the session-by-session program protocol, and outcomes for program participants.  The workshop is designed for licenced health care professionals and students in occupational therapy, social work, psychology, nursing, speech-language pathology, and related areas. Register online at http://shop.baycrest.org.

Tuesday, June 19 from 12-1 PM EDT. Join this webinar as Jordana Maisel and Brittany Perez give a presentation about inclusive design and age-friendly communities. Inclusive design is becoming a higher priority across municipalities due to the increasing societal focus on preventative health outcomes, community participation and engagement, and an aging population. Register here.

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