Sept. 27th 2018 at Casino Rama, Ramara Ontario. This conference is intended for health care providers and is brought to you by the Simcoe Muskoka Integrated Fall Strategy. The key note speaker is Dr. Al Salmoni. For more information or to register click here.

November 23, 2018 from 7:30am - 4:30pm at the BMO Edcuation & Conference Centre, Toronto. The aim of this one-day conference is to present current and emerging research and promote the uptake of innovative practices specific to balance, mobility, and physical activity, fitness assessment and training within clinical populations, with specific focus on those with neurological conditions and older adults.  To learn more click here.

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.

October 16-18, 2018 at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. This event will showcase a multi-disciplinary program of research and innovation from across the AGE-WELL network which includes keynote speaker, Dr. Brendan Byrne. There will be demonstrations and presentations that will spotlight real-world solutions to support healthy aging. Sessions are designed to maximize networking, knowledge exchange and collaboration among AGE-WELL stakeholders. This conference is open to the public and is the place to be for anyone with an interest in technology and aging. For more information, click here.

This training manual is designed for educators to improve the awareness of suicidal behaviour in older people. It aims to provide workers with information about early intervention and assessment strategies, and how to refer older people to appropriate services. 222 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

Bone Fit Workshops in Your Community!   

Hundreds of thousands of Canadians needlessly fracture each year because their osteoporosis goes undiagnosed and untreated. There is a huge care gap for Canadians who break a bone due to osteoporosis: 80% never receive appropriate osteoporosis care, leaving them at substantial risk for further costly, debilitating and often life‐threatening fractures. Please see our calendar for upcoming 2018 Bone Fit™ workshops in your community. For more information on Bone Fit™ visit: www.bonefit.ca 

This report describes a project undertaken in Toronto to engage with older adults to map how well a specific neighbourhood was equipped to support aging in place, identify barriers and strategies to enhance the livability of the community. 80 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This toolkit is designed to help municipalities to plan to support their older population to age in place.  It includes examples and techniques for coordination and their cost effectiveness. 36 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This article describes a community-based participatory action research project conducted in Western Canada examining how to best use shared spaces in a low-income seniors' apartment complex. 9 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This issue of IRPP insight discusses the importance of the environment in impacting successful aging. 20 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

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