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. Early bird registration is available until March 29th.  Register here.

Wed. April 25th 8am to 5pm at Donald Gordon Conference Centre, Kingston Queen's Faculty of Health Sciences is presenting this Continuing Professional Development opportunity.  Topics include strategies for dementia and common care issues in the vulnerable.  Program and registration information is available here.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Engaging & Empowering Older Adults", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Initiative, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Centre for Studies in Aging & Health, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, Queen's University and Senior Friendly Care.

Information about a call for proposals from the Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation, CFN's Innovation Showcase Application details, CAG2018's call for abstracts and Ontario Trillium Foundations' and Ontario Centres for Excellence funding opportunities are included. A number of upcoming events are also included. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

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.

Friday April 20, 2018 from 8-9am EST join presenter David Campbell for this session of Regional Palliative Care Rounds. Objectives of this session include exploring the ethical arguments for and against respecting Advance Directive requests for MAID, to identify the philosophical complexities of personal identity and how it changes through time and appreciate the ethical, philosophical, and practical challenges of respecting Advance Directive requests for MAID. Click here for a live event link via OTN Webcasting. To learn more about these rounds, please visit our website: http://meds.queensu.ca/programs/palliativecare/regional_rounds.

On April 17th from 12-1 PM EST join Jenna Gibss for this presentation brought to you by Osteoporosis Canada and Women’s College Hospital to increase your knowledge on emerging best practices. To register click here.

Thurs. May 24th from 12-1 PM EST. Join Kate Dupuis as she presents Geriatric Medicine Rounds and discusses the importance of considering hearing health in an aging population, recent research linking hearing loss to cognitive and physical comorbidities.  This presentation is available via OTN TSM number 72791846 and webcast at http://webcast.otn.ca.

Thurs. May 17th from 12-1 PM EST join presenters Anna Rusak and Sue Hochu as they discuss the association between oral diseases and diabetes, osteoporosis, respiratory and heart diseases, nutritional deficiencies, development of frailty and more. To learn more or to register click here.

Thursday, April 26th2018 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EDT Presentation by Christopher Kitamura, MD, FRCPC. This event will be videoconferenced from Baycrest to various other participating sites. For Ontario, please give your Telehealth Coordinator the OTN TSM number 72791675.  Also available via webcast at: http://webcast.otn.ca

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to later life hoarding and diogenes syndrome. 4 pages.

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