Highlights of this issue include a reading list on Sexuality & Sexual Health in Later Life. A listing of upcoming events, opportunities and updates related to aging, health and caring for older adults are included. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

June 11-13, 2020, at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel. The CHPCA’s Learning Institute brings together health care professionals from across the country for an intense learning weekend. The program is directed towards intermediate and advance learning levels and is facilitated by the best faculty in Canada along with recognized international leaders to make up a most sophisticated caliber of educators and mentors. The weekend will include intensive workshops that will be attended by doctors, nurses, pharmacists, researchers, spiritual care advisers and social workers. Register here.

April 22-24, 2020 in Toronto this annual general meeting and convention is Ontario's largest gathering of senior staff from not-for-profit long-term care homes, seniors' housing and community service organizations.  To learn more or to register click here.

March 3, 2020 from 1-2PM EST. Join presenter Dr. David Conn as he teaches participants how to equip themselves with strategies to care for these residents at every point in their journey in a long-term care home. Click here to register.

April 9, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenters Alexie Touchette and Dr. Kathryn Sibey discuss the major findings from a national self-report survey study which explored current practice in fall prevention community exercise programs targeted for older adults across Canada. To learn more or to register click here.

May 28, 2020 at Ryerson University. NIA's first annual conference features Dr. Samir Sinha, Dr. Bonnie-Jeanne Macdonald, Keith Ambachtsheer and more. The aim of the event is to bring together the health sector, finanical industry, government officials, and the Ryerson community for a full day focused on personal financial security, healthy aging, and discussion on public system sustainability. To learn more click here.

Feb. 19, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Dr. Alexandra Mayhew as she explores how differences in the operationalization of sarcopenia impact the prevalence of sarcopenia, the agreement between definitions, and the magnitude of the association of sarcopenia with falls using data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). The implication of these findings on future sarcopenia research and clinical practice will be discussed. To learn more or to register click here.

Feb. 27th, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join Dr. Susan Hunter for this presentation as she discusses the epidemiology and risk factors for falls in people with dementia and mobility aids as a falls risk factor in people with dementia. To learn more or to register click here.

This webpage shares resources on quality of life (QOL) assessment for older adults living with frailty and their family caregivers.  Tools for QOL assessments have been shown to help older adults to work with their healthcare providers to live comfortably at home as long as possible and to help family members who are coping with the demands of caring for a love one at home. Click here to access these tools.

Feb. 7, 2020 from 11am-12pm EST. Join presenter Dr. Robert Madan as he provides insights to support optimal care approaches to residents living with depression in LTC. This webinar will allow team members to learn strategies for engaging residents living with a diagnosis or symptoms of depression and their families. Participants will learn how to support residents both during their transition to an LTC home and once they are settled in. Register here.

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