Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Aging, Resilience & Disease Management", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Program, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation and Senior Friendly Care.

Information about Call for Abstracts, Call for Innovatiors as well as funding opportunities are included.  A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly 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 acros

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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