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.

Baycrest Health Sciences in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, will hold Cycle 2 of "Project ECHO Care of the Elderly" (ECHO COE) from Sep 5, 2018 – Dec 19, 2018 on Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 pm. The goal of this free telehealth education program is to enhance the quality of care for older adults in Ontario, by improving the knowledge and skills of primary care providers. To learn more click here.


Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Supporting Aging in Place", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Program, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and Senior Friendly Care.

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

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 http://webcast.otn.ca/mywebcast?

Friday, November 2nd at the Hellenic Community Centre, Ottawa. The Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario is hosting its' Annual General Meeting, preceeded by poster presentations. This year the focus is on posters that highlight support programs and initiatives that are aimed at optimizing the health outcomes of seniors in the Champlain region. The Call for Posters deadline is August 10th. Please see the pdf attachment for more details.

This month's reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources on the importance of resilience and how to support resilience in older adults. Themes include:

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

6 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

October 16-18, 2018 at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. This event will showcase a multi-disciplinary program of research and innovation from across the AGE-WELL network which includes keynote speaker, Dr. Brendan Byrne. There will be demonstrations and presentations that will spotlight real-world solutions to support healthy aging. Sessions are designed to maximize networking, knowledge exchange and collaboration among AGE-WELL stakeholders. This conference is open to the public and is the place to be for anyone with an interest in technology and aging. For more information, click here.

This article discusses how the aging inmate population is growing and how there is a lack of adequate infrastructure and geriatric care in Canadian federal penitentaries. Common health issues include Hepatitis C, Parkinson disease, dementia, cancer, and end-of-life care.

This article explains how there is a lack of health services for aging inmates in Canada particularly regarding dementia, end-of-life care, and community resources.

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