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.

Baycrest Health Sciences in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, will hold Cycle 2 of "Project ECHO Care of the Elderly" (ECHO COE) from Sep 5, 2018 – Dec 19, 2018 on Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 pm. The goal of this free telehealth education program is to enhance the quality of care for older adults in Ontario, by improving the knowledge and skills of primary care providers. To learn more click here.


Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Supporting Aging in Place", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Program, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and Senior Friendly Care.

Information about a call for abstracts, call for innovatiors as well as funding and post-doctorial opportunities are included.  A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

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.

This research article reviews community participation restriction in adults 50 years and older with condition-associated burden across a number of variables. 11 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

The objective of this study was to examine the personal characteristics, disease-related impairment variables, such as activity limitations and environmental factors as correlates of social participation in older adults with vision loss. The investigators utilized the WHO's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Model. 11 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 12-1pm EST. Join Linda Strobl and Jake Pauls for this free webinar presentation as they discuss:

  • the evidence regarding home related falls
  • advocacy actions and code provisions for fall prevention
  • challenges of the current national code system
  • opportunities for injury prevention professionals to get involved in NBC development
  • positive changes achievable in the NBC 2020 edition

To learn more or to register click here.

Thurs. Nov. 15, 2018 from 12-1pm EST. Join presenter Daphne Kemp, Fall Reduction and Injury Prevention Coordinator for the Sasketchewan Healthy Authority who will discuss falls in the Long-term Care setting and more specifically, residents who are experiencing consecutive falls. To learn more or to register, click here,

Thursday, October 18th from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT) located at the Baycrest Centre in Toronto, Ontario. This workshop led by Dr. Brian Levine will provide the latest clinical-scientific information concerning the assessment of executive functions and evidence-based rehabilitation with Goal Management Training® (GMT). To register, click here.

Thursday, October 11 to Friday, October 12 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT) at Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto, Ontario. This event is a 2-day workshop intended for team members working in long-term care and retirement homes, and those providing support for people living with dementia. To register, click here.

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