Registration is now open! May 25, 2018 from 8:30am-4:30pm. The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care Hospital, Kingston invites you to our 2018 conference which will focus on the topics of social isolation, poverty and age-friendly communities.  Keynote speaker, Dr. Parminder Raina will speak to these themes as he shares his findings from the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging.  See the event flyer for more details. A program will be available soon. Early bird registration is available until March 29th.  Register here.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Sexuality and Sexual Health of Older Adults", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Initiative, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation and Senior Friendly Care. Information about CIHR Institute of Aging funding application, Weston Brain Institutes' letter of intent deadline, Age-Wells's Accelerator and Ontario Trillium Foundations' funding funding opportunities are included. A number of upcoming events are also included. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

June 11-12, 2018 Join experts from across Canada and around the world to share clinical advances, research excellence and policy innovations in fall prevention. We hope you enjoy two days of learning and networking and also take time to enjoy some of the sights and sounds that historic St. John’s has to offer. For more information click here.

Osteoporosis Canada, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and GERAS Centre for Aging Research are excited to announce the launch of four series of videos, aimed at educating health care professionals to prevent falls and fractures for long-term care (LTC) residents.

Osteoporosis and falls are the leading cause of fractures in LTC homes and 44% of LTC residents are at high risk for fractures. The video series promote exercise and safe movements to prevent falls and fractures in LTC. The information and key messages in the videos were developed in accordance with evidence-based recommendations for fall and fracture prevention in LTC, and through consultations with LTC team members and experts. Click here to watch the 4-part series for Personal Support Workers.  

Wed. March 21, 2018 from 12-1PM EST.  Join Schroder Sattar, RN and doctoral candidate as she presents the findings from a mixed-methods study that examined the circumstances of falls in older adults with cancer, how falls are assessed and reported in outpatient oncology clinics as well as the impact of falls on cancer treatment in this population. For more information and to register, click here.

The Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation is announcing a funding opportunity for projects that focus on research into educational initiatives for health and social care professionals designed to improve the health and wellness of older adults. This competition is open to qualified grantees based in Ontario and British Columbia.  Deadline for applications is April 11, 2018.  For details please see the pdf.  Please direct any questions to jsobie@rto-ero.org.

Thursday, March 29th from 10-11:30 AM ET join presenters Paul Young and Janet Dawson as they discuss collaboration between Public Health and Policy Planning to address isues such as health inequities and supporting healthy communities. To learn more or register click here.

This study explored older people’s experiences and subjective meanings concerning their engagement in health promotion as well as the emotional and pragmatic difficulties they face during their engagement.

This publication describes a community development project that supported senior neighbours to support their neighbourhood children.

This practice tool is intended to support agencies in anticipation of addressing structural barriers to the participation of older women in community initiatives including law and policy change.

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