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 "Suicide & the Older Adult", updates from AGE-WELL, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Aphasia Institute, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Bruyere Research Institute, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program,  Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto.

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.

Tuesday October 16th, 2018 12-1PM EST join Lori Schindel Martin for this free webinar which will provide an overview of changes in language used to document staff observations of sexually responsive behaviour.  This webinar will discuss descriptive language that can capture behaviour in a respectful, professional fashion, at the same time providing accurate and detailed information useful for health care teams to interpret behaviour, determine risk levels and develop a care plan. 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 aging@trentu.ca or 705-748-1011 ext. 6440.

Thursday, December 13th from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT) located at the Baycrest Centre in Toronto, Ontario. This workshop led by Dr. Brian Levine will provide the latest clinical-scientific information concerning the assessment of executive functions and evidence-based rehabilitation with Goal Management Training® (GMT). To register, click here.

April 2, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT. Join Dr. Jerilynn Prior for this Beyond the Break webinar presentation that is available to Francophone Ontarians to improve knowledge or emerging best practices, screening, diagnosis, treatment and management of osteoporosis. To register click here.

November 30, 2018 from 12-1PM EDT. Join presenter Dr. Cathy Craven for this Beyond the Break webinar presentation.  For more details or the OTN link to join click here.

Thurs. Oct 18, 2018 from 11:30am - 1:15pm EDT join Dr. Marie-Claude Audet for this inter-professional and continuing education series to health professionals across Ontario.  This webianr is in french and is designed to improve knowledge on emerging best practices, screening, diagnosis, treatment and management of osteoporosis.  To register click here.

Thursday November 1, 2018 from 1-4pm EST this FREE virtual event will overview Assess & Restore interventions from across the continuum of care including successes and opportunities, strategies and key learnings from:

  • VON SMART Enhanced In-Home Program - Mississauga Halton LHIN
  • The Home Independence Program (HIP) - Central West LHIN
  • Virtual Ward and Community Enhanced Recovery Program - Central East LHIN
  • Enhanced Service Delivery: Geriatric Care Coordinator/Lead for Senior’s Clinical Pathway Development - North West LHIN
  • Enhancing Assess & Restore Capacity  - Central LHIN

Please join us for this free knowledge exchange event! 

Register online at: https://2018novrcaforumreg.eventbrite.ca

Wed. Jan 9, 2019 from 12-1pm EDT. Join Lianne Singer, University Health Network as she discusses the recnt trend of transplant programs accepting older donors and recipients with more chronic health problems.  She investigates the possibility that some of these patients are frail which results in poor outcomes after transplantation. She discusses a study to develop and test the usefulness of a new tool to measure frailty in donors and candidates for heart, lung, kidney or liver transplantation. To learn or to register click here.

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