Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Health Literacy and Older Adults” as well as updates from AGE-WELL, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Bruyere, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Institute for Life Course & Aging, National Institute on Ageing, Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care, Ontario Community Support Association, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and SE Research Centre.

Information about funding opportunities from the Canadian Institute of Health Research and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council are included. A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

The investigators sought to assess the effects of moderate exercise training on sleep quality and on the metabolic profile of elderly people with a sedentary lifestyle. 6 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

Wed. June 5th from 8:45AM to 4:00PM at the Best Western Inn on the Bay, join the Grey Bruce Geriatric Education Cooperative for this interactive learning experience to learn more about osteoporosis and frailty, fracture prevention for long-term care residents, exercise for bone health, falls & fracture prevention, medications in osteoporosis treatment, diet for optimal bone health, fracture risk scale and fracture screening and prevention program. To learn more or to register see the pdf.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources related to health literacy and older adults. Topics include:

  • research on health literacy among older adults
  • online resources / ehealth
  • cognition
  • treatment and medication adherence
  • cancer
  • exercise 

5 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

The authors utilized cross-sectional study data assessing health literacy and its association with physical activity and physical activity guideline adherence among older adults. 7 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This article examined the effectiveness of health literacy oriented programs on physical activity behaviour among middle aged and older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. 6 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

March 21, 2019 from 12-1PM EST join presenter Heidi Sveistrup, PhD as she presents the results of a multi-site study describing residents' engagement in a cycling activity when using an audio-visual multimedia system (Motiview) that stimulates cycling trips across various destinations worldwide. To learn more or to register click here.

Bone Fit™ is an evidence-informed exercise training workshop, designed for health care professionals (e.g. physiotherapists, rehab care staff) and exercise practitioners/trainers to provide training on the most appropriate, safe and effective methods to prescribe and progress exercise for people with osteoporosis. A number of upcoming workships are scheduled across Ontario. More information can be found at: www.bonefit.ca

Bone Fit™ Basics is a 1-day workshop aimed at exercise and fitness professional working in the community with uncomplicated osteoporosis clients. Bone Fit™ Clinical is a 2-day workshop aimed at rehabilitation professionals working in a clinical environment with simple or complex osteoporosis clients. Breakfast & lunch is included in the registration fee for both Basics ad Clinical workshops. Please see our calendar for upcoming 2019 Bone Fit™ workshops in your communities of for more information visit: www.bonefit.ca 

This is a policy summary of the Canadian Medical Association which advocates for programs and supports to promote healthy aging; a comprehensive continuum of health services to provide optimal care and support ot older Canadians; and an environment and society that is "age friendly." 10 pages. Last reviewed September 2018.

Pages