Community Connect 2018, October 17-18th at the Hilton Suites Markham/Toronto. Immerse yourself in an environment of innovation, discovery and leading-edge thinking.This year's conference is an exceptional opportunity to connect with home care, independent living and community support service trailblazers - and network with thought leaders across various sectors and industries. Learn the latest about the big-picture systems drivers that impact our sector, engage with enterprising spirits who are re-imagining service delivery, and learn practical solutions to solve some of your most pressing operational concerns. This year's areas of special focus will include Workforce Issues; Strategies and Solutions; Health System Evolution; Leading for Influence and Impact; Innovation; and Excellence in Operations and Administration​. Register here.

October 16-18, 2018 at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. This event will showcase a multi-disciplinary program of research and innovation from across the AGE-WELL network which includes keynote speaker, Dr. Brendan Byrne. There will be demonstrations and presentations that will spotlight real-world solutions to support healthy aging. Sessions are designed to maximize networking, knowledge exchange and collaboration among AGE-WELL stakeholders. This conference is open to the public and is the place to be for anyone with an interest in technology and aging. For more information, click here.

This issue of IRPP insight discusses the importance of the environment in impacting successful aging. 20 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This American article seeks to summarize research, practice and policy on community initiatives from the field of aging and beyond. It addresses questions regarding the ways in which communities can affect healthy aging, what age-friendly community initiatives (AFCIs) are, and an overview of past and potential efforts within the U.S. government to support community change processes on behalf of our rapidly aging society. 4 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 12-1 PM EDT. This webinar presented by Dr. Barbara Liu and Wendy Zeh, is about the Senior Friendly Care (sfCare) Framework that provides a foundation for achieving the best possible outcomes for older adults. To register, click here.

This presentation was given by Dr. Parminder Raina on May 25, 2018 and reviewed highlights of the key findings and baseline data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging.  40 slides. Last reviewed May 2018.

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.

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