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.

This checklist identifies environmental adaptations for seniors that could help prevent accidents and enhance independent living at home. Guidelines on how to hire a reputable contractor are included.

In part 4 of this article, it explains how music can help older adults who experience Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and/or loneliness to alleviate symptoms and boost their mood. Music therapy is beneficial for everyone of all ages and it can create a positive impact on mental health. 7 parts. Last reviewed August 2018.

This articles dicusses the benefits, recommendations, and tips in using a medical alert system. This article can also be used as a guide for older adults and family members who are considering getting a device, especially for those who are living alone with a chronic condition and/or at risk for a fall. Last reviewed August 2018.

Thursday, November 1st from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT) located at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) in Waterloo, Ontario. This event is a 1-day workshop intended for community members, family care partners, team members at home care/service organizations, and those providing support at long-term care and retirement homes. Click here to register.

Tuesday, September 25th from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT) located at the Village of Wentworth Heights in Hamilton, Ontario. This event is a 1-day workshop intended for community members, family care partners, team members at home care/service organizations, and those providing support at long-term care and retirement homes. To register, click here.

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 from 1:30-2:30pm EST join presenters Jaimie Killingbeck and Jennifer Hartwick for this webianr offered in collaboration with Seniors Quality Leap Initiative (SQLI) and will explore some of the strategies that Schlegel Villages have used to engage residents in enhancing Village Life.  To learn more or register click here.

Navigating the Trends of Brain Injury on Thursday Oct. 18th from 8am-5pm and Evidence-Based Treatment for Persistent Concussion/mTBI on Friday Oct. 19th 8am-1:30pm at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre.  This conference is geared towards people living with the effects of ABI including family members/caregivers, case managers, legal professionals, occupational therapists, physicians and nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists, researchers and speech and language pathologists.  Click here for more information and to register.

September 25, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 pm EDT. Join presenter Peter Block as he speaks to the concept of a neighbourly economy and building 'Abundant Community' in neighbourhoods to support positive health outcomes, better distributed wealth and engaging children, seniors and neighbours in creating an educating neighbourhood.  For more information or to register click here.

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