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.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Arthritis & the Older Adult", updates from AGE-WELL, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Bruyere Research Institute, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Institute for Life Course & Aging, National Institute on Ageing, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program,  Ontario Community Support Association, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, SE Research Centre and Trent Centre for Aging & Society.

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

Tues. Oct. 30th from 8-9 AM EDT.  The webinar will focus on the impacts of ageism, exploring manifestations of ageism in various environments, showcasing good practice examples and engaging in a discussion of next steps. Presented by Prof. Liat Ayalon, Professor - Bar Ilan University, School of Social Work & Coordinator - Marie Curie Innovative Training Network, international Ph.D. program on Ageism and Dr Nena Georgantzi, Policy Coordinator Human Rights & Non-Discrimination, AGE Platform Europe & PhD Fellow, National University of Ireland Galway. To learn more or to register click here.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 5:30pm at Bagnani Hall, Trent University.  The 2018 Stephen Katz Lecture in Interdisciplinary Aging Studies.  Dr. Amanda Grenier will be discussing the results of her four year ethnographic study on homelessness in Montreal, Quebec.  Key findings highlight a shift in the age profile of homelessness in Canada, the lack of recognition of older people in strategies on homelessness, length of stay of older men compared to younger men, and insights from stakeholders and older people. This is a free accessible event, open to everyone.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to or 705-748-1011 ext. 6440.

The 20th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Gerontological Nurses Association will take place May 2-4, 2019 at the Westin Calgary, Alberta. Featured speakers include Dr. Jane Barratt, the Secretary General, International Federation on Ageing and Dr. Lise Bourque Bearskin, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Thomspon Rivers University.  For more information or to register, click here.

This article reviews the physiological basis of age-related osteoporosis  and discuss relevant preclinical studies that use exogenous musculoskeletal stem cell transplantation with the aim of treating osteoporosis in murine models. 10 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This article reviews recent published evidence for common pathways explaining bone and muscle wasting in normal aging and pathological conditions. 6 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

November 1st, 2018 from 10am to 3pm at the Wellington and District Community Centre this free public event will include presentations and demonstrations, door prizes, healthy snacks, program and course registration and much more.  Over 30 exhibitors will be present.  Free transportation is available.  For more information contact 613-476-7493 or email

On May 28-31st 2019 at Trent University, the Trent Centre for Aging & Society is hosting a joint international conference of the North American and European Networks in Aging Studies. Researchers, writers, and scholars from all disciplines and every career stage are invited to share their diverse approaches to conventional fields of gerontology and critical aging studies. To learn more click here.

Paper abstract submissions are due by November 1, 2018. Papers will feature a presentation by its author(s). The paper's abstract must include a title, author(s) name(s), and a summary of the research design and findings. This abstract must also be no longer than 250 words. 

Poster abstract submissions are due by November 1, 2018. Posters will be featured throughout the conference. The poster abstract must include a title, author(s) name(s), and a summary of the research design and findings. This abstract must also be no longer than 250 words. 

On Tuesday September, 11th from 12-1pm EST join this OTN Geriatric Addiction Rounds with presenter Dr. Sheen Taha who will review the 2018 report from the Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse.  The OTN Event #86535068 and te webcast is available at