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 inventory of fall prevention resources and learning opportunities is designed to support those who are caring for a loved one living with dementia or cognitive impairment to understand the risks of falls and create plans to reduce the risks. It is a ‘living’ document that should continue to grow as additional resources and learning opportunities are located. The resources that are noted below have been organized by a topic framework and prefaced by description of what the evidence indicates in the references. 38 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.

November 14, 2018 from 9:30am to 1:00pm at the Peterborough Naval Association. Join Dr. Adachi for "Osteoporosis 101"; Sue Bitonte for "The Do's and Don'ts of Yoga and Osteoporosis" and Shannon Burton for "Exercise and Movement in Your Community". A light lunch will be served.  Registration is free but required by November 9th. Call Cathy Pearcy at 705-761-0223 or email cpearcy@osteoporosis.ca. Registration is available online here.

November 16, 2018 from 10am - 3pm EST.  Learning the Ropes for Living with MCI® is aimed at community dwelling older adults experiencing Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and their close relative. The focus is on optimizing cognitive health through lifestyle choices, memory training, and psychosocial support. The immediate goals of the program are to improve healthy lifestyle behaviours in all participants, memory strategy knowledge and use in participants with MCI, and adaptive coping skills in close relatives (family/friend). This workshop provides healthcare professionals with an in-depth understanding of MCI and the necessary background and training to deliver an effective group intervention targeted to the specialized needs of those affected by MCI. To learn more or to register click here.

Tues. Nov. 6th, 2pm at The Good Companions Seniors’ Center. Join Simone Dahrouge, PhD as she discusses how patient navigators can help community members access the health resources they need during this Bruyere MED TALKS session. Register at MEDtalkNov6.eventbrite.ca

This online course, separated in six (6) modules, describes the design and function of the Ontario health system to help citizens, patients and caregivers get answers for their health-related concerns and to help them advocate for change when necessary.

November 28, 2018 12-1pm EDT rejoignez ce webinaire gratuit présenté par le McMaster Health Forum, qui décrit les éléments constitutifs du système de santé de l'Ontario, ainsi que la manière dont ces éléments constitutifs sont utilisés pour fournir des soins dans la province. Le matériel couvert permettra aux citoyens, aux patients et aux soignants d’être mieux placés pour défendre les changements qu’ils souhaitent voir dans leur système lorsque des opportunités se présentent.

November 14, 2018 from 12-1pm EST join this free webinar presented by the McMaster Health Forum, which describes the building blocks of Ontario's health system, as well as how those building blocks are used to provide care in the province.  The material covered will ensure citizens, patients and caregivers are better positioned to advocate for the changes they want to see in their system when opportunities arise. Register here.

Friday November 9, 2018 at the Trenton Seniors Club 105. The Alzheimer Society offers the Kay Stafford Caregiver Education Day which is an opportunity for local family caregivers to come together in a positive learning environment to better equip ourselves with the tools and tips needed to make sure we are looking after both ourselves and those we love.  The afternoon speaker is Dr. John Puxty. Space is limited so pre-registration before October 25th is required for all participants.  For more information or to register call 613-962-0892, toll free 1-800-361-8036.

Nov. 3rd, 2018 from 9am - 12pm at the St. George Banquet Hall, Waterloo.  The Centre for Bone Health presents a free education event titled ‘Osteoporosis: Updates & Controversies’ on Saturday, November 3 from 9 am to 12 pm. The event is scheduled to take place at St. George Banquet Hall in Waterloo, Ontario. Limited seats available. Please register for the event by October 19, 2018 at: www.bit.ly/CentreForBoneHealth or call Crystal Hughes @ 519-743-5201 ext. 233

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