Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Chronic Health Issues and the Older Adult", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Initiative, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation and Senior Friendly Care. Information about CFN's Catalyst Grant Competition, More-2-Eat's Phase 2 Research opportunity, Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund and the CAHSPR call for abstracts as well as a listing of upcoming events are included. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

The Canadian Geriatrics Society is hosting their 38th Annual Scientific Meeting, April 19-21, 2018 at Hotel Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec. The aim of this years conference is for participants to (1) be able to describe the role of new technology in optimizing care of elderly patients and supporting caregivers, (2) appraise recent developments in clinical practice, education and researc relevant to scholarship in aging, and (3) integrate new evidence into care of elderly patients. For more information or to register click here.

This publication reports on the 2014 data from the Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging and Sexuality/Gender Study (NHAS), the largest national American survey focused on the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to sexuality and the sexual health of older adults.  Topics covered include sexually transmitted infections, sex education, sexuality, sexualilty and health equity and sexuality and dementia.  4 pages. 

This article outlines the author’s personal reflections on the future of LGBT aging informed by the findings from two landmark studies.

The authors utilized the health equity promotion model to examine hypothesized mechanisms for health disparities between bisexual older adults and lesbian and gay older adults.

The authors investigated health disparities among LGB older adults 50 years and older by analyzing data from the 2003-2010 Washington State Behavioural Risk Factor Surveillance on health outcomes, chronic conditions, access to care, behaviours and screening by gender and sexual orientation.

This article discusses how ageism-fueled reluctance to talk about or acknowledge sex in aging undermines the health, safety and well-being of older people.

This fact sheet discusses the challenges which older people, their providers and family members face around the issue of sexuality and aging. It addresses common assumptions and recommends practical solutions for providing client-centred care.

This paper reviews the evidence concerning the epidemiology of STIs with a particular focus on older people. The authors implicate sexual ageism in underpinning a lack of sexual health education and promotion targeted at older people.