Between July 9 and August 15, 2019 WHO and partners are seeking open input, comments, revisions and additions on the zero-draft proposal for the Decade of Healthy Ageing through an online form. To ensure that the Decade of Healthy Ageing is a formidable force for fostering partnerships and accelerating progress, there needs to be a unified vision an dplan that provide directions for governments and non-State actors to enable people to live longer and healthier lives. To share your input click here.

This literature review from the International Federation on Ageing is intended to assist society, organizations, patient advocates, academics and governments to gain a deeper understanding of the primary and secondary benefits offered by immunization. 34 pages. Last reviewed July 2019.

Sept. 12, 2019, 12-1PM EST. Join Dr. Paul Mick and Dr. Natalie Phillips for this free Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) webinar presentation. Register here.

June 12, 2019 from 9-10AM EST.  Join presenter Dr. Yaakov Stern for this webinar which aims to broaded your understanding of the cognitive reserve hypothesis and highlight recent evidence that supports the idea that specific genetic and lifestyle factors may help preserve a healthy brain or enhance brain reserve. To register click here.

May 3rd, 2019 from 9-10AM EST. Join presenter Dr. Mary Manandhar as she discusses how the vision for the Decade of Healthy Ageing was created, the plans to develop it, and the ways various stakeholders can get involved. Register here.

This study reported on risk factors across the life course which are correlated with health literacy later in life. The authors include possible interventions. 6 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Dual Sensory Loss in Older Adults” as well as updates from AGE-WELL, BrainXchange, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Deafblind Ontario Services, National Institute on Ageing, Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care, Ontario Community Support Association, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario.

Information about the Seniors Community Grant Program and CABHI Spark Program funding opportunities are included. Opportunities to share insights related to health care improvement and dementia are also featured. A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

This publication discusses the evidence regarding the associations between age-related hearing loss and other age-related health issues and describes how social factors influence and are influenced by ae-related hearing loss to guide new approaches to audiologic practice. 15 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This paper discusses the evidence of aging and adult-onset hearing loss and negative impacts on the structure and function of cortical auditory regions. 12 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

The authors of this article studied the relationship between hearing impairment and brain volume in a large elderly cohort. 9 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

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