Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Dual Sensory Loss in Older Adults” as well as updates from AGE-WELL, BrainXchange, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Deafblind Ontario Services, National Institute on Ageing, Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care, Ontario Community Support Association, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario.

Information about the Seniors Community Grant Program and CABHI Spark Program funding opportunities are included. Opportunities to share insights related to health care improvement and dementia are also featured. A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

This one page handout is intended for health care providers to help explain the importance of treatment decisions and the continuum of advance care planning, goals of care, health care consent and treatment planning. Last reviewed May 2019.

This handout developed for Ontarians provides answers to frequently asked questions. 4 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

This resource for Ontarians is intended to support individuals with a life-limiting illness and discusses advance care planning, goals of care, treatment decisions and informed consent. 2 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

This resource aims to assist health care providers with guidance for goals of care conversations. 4 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

Friday May 31, 2019 at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre this 1 day course provides practical clinical management of geriatric pateints. This program is designed to highlight strategies that primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and primary care allied health team members can utlize to improve the quality of life of their patients. To learn more or to register click here.

This webpage features health promotion resources to support your ACP day campaign in Ontario.  Bilingual resources include social media messages, the newly revised Ontario HCC ACP workbook, posters and videos.  Additional print resources are available to order online. 

This billingual article describes the findings of a cross-sectional, self-administered survey of Canadian family physicians and other health professionals investigating perceived barriers and enablers of advance care planning (ACP) in the primary care setting. 9 pages. Last reviewed March 2019.

The authors aimed to identify opportunities for physicians to engage in ACP discussions and to characterize physician's responses to these opportunities. 7 pages. Last reviewed March 2019.

The authors conducted a systematic review to identify relevant contextual elements, program features, implementation principles, and impacted outcomes to inform policy and practice. 49 pages. Last reviewed March 2019.

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