Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Osteoporosis & the Older Adult,” updates from the 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 Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto and Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

Information about funding opportunities from AGE-WELL, Alzheimer’s Drug Discover Foundation, Ontario Brain Institute and Weston Brain Institute are included.  A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

November 22, 2018 at the Chestnut Conference Centre in Toronto, Ontario. This conference is intended to serve as a forum for practitioners, researchers and students to come together to learn about and critically reflect on the ways that important social issues are forcing the field of health promotion to break new ground. To learn more or to register, click here.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 12-1pm EDT. Join John Hirdes and George Heckman, University of Waterloo as they discuss an initiative where they trained members of the public who volunteer at community organizations to support group advance care planning activity sessions. The sessions aimed to inform, promote conversation and break down barriers and stigmas around these conversations. The volunteers experiences were investigated along with how to best encourage older adults to come to the session.  Lastly they looked at whether these activities helped older adults to be more involved in ACP activities and conversations.  To learn more or to register click here.

November 23, 2018 from 7:30am - 4:30pm at the BMO Edcuation & Conference Centre, Toronto. The aim of this one-day conference is to present current and emerging research and promote the uptake of innovative practices specific to balance, mobility, and physical activity, fitness assessment and training within clinical populations, with specific focus on those with neurological conditions and older adults.  To learn more click here.

Ottawa, June 25 and Kingston, June 26. Tamarack is providing a workshop showcasing simple, practical tools and approaches to building trust. Participants will be able to bring these back into their collaborative efforts and renew engagement and shared ownership.  To learn more or to register for either the Ottawa or Kingston workshop click here.

Wed. April 18th from 12-1pm EST. This webinar is co-presented by the Ontario NonProfit Network (ONN) and Maytree.  The webinar is free for ONN members and $30 for non-members. This webinar focuses on understanding the importance of engaging local residents authentically, developing an organizational culture that includes local residents within the organization and addressing the challenges and establishing strategies for meaningful engagement. Click here to learn more or to register.

Friday, April 20th 1-2:30PM EDT join Matthew Chinman and Jamie L. Keith as they discuss the Getting to Outcomes (GTO) approach which is based on traditional evaluation methods, empowerment evaluation, results-based accountability and continuous quality improvement. To learn more or register click here.

July 4-8th at the Delta Hotel, St. John's, NewFoundland. This is a joint conference with the Experimental Psychology Society of the UK. For more details click here.

This conference provides a unique opportunity to bring together researchers with basic and translational scientific expertise to discuss their research programs’ latest findings that ultimately aim to enhance clinical care for patients. The conference takes place from March 19-21, 2018, at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto. Please visit the website for a list of topic discussions. To register please click here.

On Monday November 6th from 2:30-3:30pm at the main campus of McMaster University, Cosim Munteanu of the University of Toronto will discuss how technologies can be made more social and more adoptable by older adults and can be particularly userful in improving older adults interaction with assistive technologies and in reducing social isolation.

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