Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Aging, Technology & Gerontechnology", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Program, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Centre for Studies in Aging & Health, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Regional Geriatrics Program of Ontario and Senior Friendly Care.

Information about the Healthy Canadians Grant, ONF's Spinal Cord Injury, PHAC and CSA/CIHR/IMHA funding opportunities are included. Health Canada's consultation process for developing a framework on Palliative Care is also highlighted. A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 2:00-3:30 PM EDT. This webinar presented by Karen Henderson, will provide practical tips on planning for and meeting both the little and big planning challenges that face us all—from when is the right time to retire, to re-evaluating your location, to an easy way to keep your advance directive current. Helpful resources will also be provided. Register here.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 12-1 PM EDT. This webinar presented by Dr. Barbara Liu and Wendy Zeh, is about the Senior Friendly Care (sfCare) Framework that provides a foundation for achieving the best possible outcomes for older adults. To register, click here.

November 14-16, 2018 at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto.  This conference profiles new and emerging research, innovation and quality initiatives in a unique forum designed for learning, networking and information sharing. Participants will learn how a variety of innovative programs that are already in use across Ontario align with the current health landscape, and the benefits that result. To learn more or to register click here.

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at the Family & Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox & Addington located on 817 Division Street. This workshop is a one-day training program designed for direct support professionals (front line staff) from both Developmental Services and Health/Seniors/Long-term Care Sectors. To register, click here.

Monday, June 25th, 2018 at the Family & Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox & Addington located on 817 Division Street. This evening event is a time for you to hear about possible decisions you could be faced with as your family member ages with a developmental disability. For more information regarding this workshop, please contact Cliff Walsh from the Reena Learning & Development Registrar at cwalsh@reena.org or (905) 889-2690 x 2048.

August 21, 2018 at 2PM EST join Dr. Richard McAloney and Dr. Pooja Viswanathan as they share information about the Impact Centre at the University of Toronto and the type of mentoring support they provide to researchers and trainees to nurture startups in the field of technology and aging.  Register here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to aging, resilience and disease management. Themes include:

  • resilience in the presence of disease
  • social and community supports and considerations
  • family and caregiving resilience
  • measuring resilience

6 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This paper describes the context of later life and what resilience means in this context. Several points are reviewed regarding the development and function of resilience in the oldest-old and the younger old cohorts. 8 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

On May 25, 2018, Debora Steele gave this presentation to start the dialogue about sexuality, aging & dementia. The presentation offered a way of increasing awareness, understanding LTC home resident rights, discussing autonomy versus risk, and more.  55 slides. Last reviewed May 2018.

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