Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Engaging & Empowering Older Adults", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Initiative, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Centre for Studies in Aging & Health, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, Queen's University and Senior Friendly Care.

Information about a call for proposals from the Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation, CFN's Innovation Showcase Application details, CAG2018's call for abstracts and Ontario Trillium Foundations' and Ontario Centres for Excellence funding opportunities are included. A number of upcoming events are also included. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

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Monday April 30 & Tuesday May 1, 2018 EST. The 13th Annual Knowledge Exchange will be a two-day event co-hosted by NICE and Ryerson University’s National Institute on Ageing (NIA) focusing on “Transitions: Aging Across the Life Course”. 

The theme of the 2018 Exchange reflects the emphasis of two historic milestones:
1. The positive and supportive aspects of growing older in Canada that have allowed for transitions to later life with greater longevity, better health, happiness, and financial security.
2. The fact that the number of seniors in Canada continues to grow and our nation is recognized as an age-friendly ‘nation for all’. 

This study aimed to estimate the age-specific prevalence, severity, and relationships between hoarding and obsessive compulsive symptoms in both sexes using a large population-based sample.

Thursday, April 26, 2018,  9:30 AM – 4:00 PM EDT at Harbour Restaurant, Kingston. This one-day symposium is sponsored by the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Arts and Science, Queen’s University. Faculty of Arts and Science Dean, Barbara Crow PhD is hosting this symposium to engage researchers and community members in a discussion around the experiences and needs of older adults in the first half of the twenty-first century. To learn more or to register click here.

Wednesday May, 23rd 2018 at the Holiday Inn Toronto-Yorkdale join the RGPs of Ontario for their Annual Conference "Competency Framework for Interprofessional Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment."  Registration details are available here.

The Network for Aging Research presents a lecture by Anne Martin-Matthews on April 6th at 10am at the University of Waterloo

The Institute for Life Course & Aging is offering this 4 week online workshop May 7th to June 3rd.  The workshop covers myths and facts about intimacy and aging, the relationship challenges of intimacy and aging in long-term care, intimacy in dementia care and embracing intimacy and aging . More information is provided in pdf download. To register for this workshop click here.

The Institute for Life Course & Aging is offering this 4 week online workshop April 9th to May 6th.  The workshop covers an introduction to anxiety disorders in older adutls, life transitions and anxiety, evidence based treatments for anxiety and determing the most helpful therapeutic approach. More information is provided in pdf download. To register for this workshop click here.

Please see the April newsletter for upcoming seniors events and programs available in the Prince Edward County area.

This article reviews the need to develop effective and efficient health promotion and disease prevention strategies for improving the health and quality of life for older adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities.