Monday, March 4th from 12-1PM EST. Join Dr. John Puxty for this webinar presentation targeted towards the practicing clinician with a focus on assisting them in appreciating the importance of recognizing frailty in older adults, identifying practical methods for flagging and assessing frailty and its commonly associated contributing factors and improving awareness about evidence-based strategies to reduce and manage frailty. Register here.

On  Feb. 21st 2019, Dr. Joanne Ho provided this in-person and online presentation where she discussed the pharmacology of cannabinoids, unique considerations for older adults and cannabis drug-drug interactions to consider with cannabinoids.  Please note that the content included was based on the best evidence available at the time. The recording of the presentation is available for viewing here.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Nutrition & Eating Disorders in Later Life” updates from AGE-WELL, Baycrest, Behavioural Supports Ontario, Brainxchange, Bruyere, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, Institute for Life Course & Aging, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto, SE Research Centre and Trent Centre for Aging & Society.

Information about funding opportunities and calls for abstracts from AGE-WELL, Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, Canadian Association on Gerontology and Canadian Frailty Network are included.  A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

FASTlinks is a series of web-based maps that display links for elder care services in South East Ontario organized into 10 common elder care domains. The 10 domains are organized by function, rather than disease diagnosis. FASTlinks was developed by the CSAH in collaboration with the Aging with Co-morbidities Network.

Wed. May 15, 2019 from 8:15 AM - 3:30 PM EST at St. Elias Centre, 750 Ridgewood Ave, Ottawa the Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario is offering an interactive workshop for health care professionals of older adults who are seeking to improve the quality of life for their patients. To learn more or to register click here.

Thurs. Feb. 14, 2019 internationally known researcher on aging, Dr. Paula Rochon gave an inperson / webinar presentation describing her inspirations, the path she took and why she would do it again. To view the webinar recording click here. A pdf of her presentation is also available to review.

Alzheimer Society

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 6 to 9 PM EST - Join the Alzheimer Society for a free viewing of The Care Givers Club at The Waterford Retirement Residence Theatre. The film follows three families on a devastating but ultimately inspiring journey that thousands of families will be forced to take as Canada ages. Their stories go far beyond the practical problems of navigating the healthcare system, and into the psychological challenges of coping with the deterioration of their loved ones. Seats are limited, so register early for a free spot by calling 613-544-3078 or emailing reception@alzking.com.

Mon. March 18 to Sun. April 14, 2019. This online workshop for health care and other professionals can be completed weekly at your discretion.  Objectives include to become familiar with differential approaches to substance use; develop skills to recognize types of Substance Use Disorders in older adults and to be able to use geriatric, addiction-specific screening and assessment tools. The cost is $240 or $120 for students.  The registration deadline is March 11th.  Register at www.aging.utoronto.ca.

Tues. Feb. 26th from 1-2PM EST. The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health is pleased to host a Research and Innovation in Aging Forum webinar featuring Michael Nicin, Executive Director, National Institute on Ageing, Ryerson University. This will include an introduction to the concept of social capital, a discussion of social capital and seniors in Toronto and suggestions for targeted solutions and opportunity to flag current gaps. To learn more or to register click here.

On January 14, 2019, The Division of Geriatric Medicine in collaboration with the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health and the Seniors Health Knowledge Network were pleased to offer this free webinar presentation featuring Tim Yearington (Grey Thunderbird), Algonquin Traditional Knowledge Keeper from the Office of Indigenous Initiatives of Queen's University.

Learning objectives included to review population health concerns, disease prevalence and risk factors; to understand the role of Elders in Indigenous communities and to introduce Indigenous perspectives of health and end-of-life. To view the recording click here.  For the full resource package click here.

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