Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Later Life Hoarding & Diogenes Syndrome", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Initiative, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Centre for Studies in Aging & Health, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Regional Geriatrics Program of Ontario and Senior Friendly Care.

Information about a call for submissions from the Age Friendly Innovation Exchange, an Ontario Centres for Excellence funding opportunity and information about a caregiver research study are included. A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

This report presents key findings on physical, mental, and social aspects of aging using data collected from 50,000 Canadians aged 45-85. It highlights insights related to: physical and psychological health, loneliness and social isolation, caregiving and care receiving, transportation and mobility, work and retirement, physical function, disability and falls, lesbian, gay and bisexual aging, and lifestyle and behaviour, among others. 210 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

June 8 - 9 2018 at Brescia University College. This conference is an annual learning and networking event for senior fitness instructors, volunteers, health promoters, students and other individuals who work with community-dwelling older adults. The event includes a mix of active and informative sessions including: practical applications of recent research, tips for safe exercise for older adults, and modifications for all levels of abilities. To learn more or to register click here.

This paper offers a conceptualization of resilience for advanced age (age 85+), a life stage currently under-researched. 10 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This paper examines the associations between chronic disease, age, and physical and mental health-related quality of life (HRQOL), using data collected in 10 studies representing five chronic conditions. 10 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This article examines the relevance of the model of successful aging for Indigenous peoples in North America. 11 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

These authors propose that studying multimorbidity may help to understand the biology of aging and, at the same time, understanding the underpinnings of aging may help to develop strategies to prevent or delay the burden of multimorbidity. 20 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This article argues that it is important to use resilience as a public health concept and to intervene through policy to foster greater resilience by increasing resources available to older people. Fostering wellbeing in the face of the increasing adversity has significant implications for ageing individuals and society as a whole.4 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This chapter from ‘Emerging Perspectives on Resilience in Adulthood and Later Life’, examines the emerging challenges and resilience of families in later life, grounded in a developmental family systems perspective. 20 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This study sought to explore variations in the level of community resilience along the lifespan. 14 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

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