Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Abuse & Neglect of Older Adults”, the latest sagelink blog, a listing of upcoming events and opportunities and updates from AGE-WELL, Baycrest, Behavioural Supports Ontario, BrainXchange, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program, Ontario Community Support Association, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, SE Research Centre and Seniors Health Knowledge Network.

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October 17, 2019 at the Conrad Grebel Centre for Peace Advancement in Waterloo, Ontario. This workshop will provide participants with 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 register click here.

Friday November 8, 2019 at the Hellenic Community Centre, Ottawa from 12:30 AM to 3:30 PM. The RGPEO Annual General Meeting and Geriatric Poster Presentations.  The CALL FOR POSTERS is open until August 16, 2019. To learn more click here.

This article describes a study aimed at developing a better understanding of the current operations of two family health teams in Ontario. The findings provide a helpful basis for implementing interventions in primary care. 10 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

September 19 - 21, 2019 at the Brookstreet Hotel, Ottawa. This conference provides doctors, nurses, pharmacists, hospice palliative care and other allied healthcare professionals; and caregivers, volunteers, spiritual advisers, and social workers with the opportunity to share their experience and expertise on a national platform. This event expects to attract 500-800 hospice palliative care professionals. To learn more or to register click here.

This study is a needs assessment of ethnic Chinese older adults in Japan. The needs were matched with a city’s Health, Welfare, and Long-term Care Insurance Program Plan seeking to identify differences between ethnic Chinese and Japanese community members.

The elderly population of the future may not look much like the old people of today. It will be less white and with fewer native English speakers. That means physicians, nurses, social workers and health aides will have to adapt to our increasingly diverse society.

Frailty is a well known and accepted term to clinicians working with older people. The study aim was to determine whether an intervention could reduce frailty and improve mobility.

Collaborative practice happens when multiple health workers from different professional backgrounds work together with patients, families, carers and communities to deliver the highest quality of care. It allows health workers to engage any individual whose skills can help achieve local health goals.

The purpose of this guideline is to provide evidence-based recommendations for Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses in self-management support. These recommendations identify strategies and interventions that enhance an individual’s ability to manage their chronic health condition. It is intended for nurses who work in a variety of practice settings across the continuum of care. It is acknowledged that the practitioner’s knowledge, skills, attitudes, critical analysis and decision making vary and are enhanced over time by experience and education. It is acknowledged that effective health care depends on a coordinated interprofessional approach incorporating ongoing communication between health professionals and clients/families.

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