Baycrest Health Sciences in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, will hold Cycle 2 of "Project ECHO Care of the Elderly" (ECHO COE) from Sep 5, 2018 – Dec 19, 2018 on Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 pm. The goal of this free telehealth education program is to enhance the quality of care for older adults in Ontario, by improving the knowledge and skills of primary care providers. To learn more click here.


Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Supporting Aging in Place", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Program, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and Senior Friendly Care.

Information about a call for abstracts, call for innovatiors as well as funding and post-doctorial opportunities are included.  A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

Tuesday August 28th from 11:30am to 12:30pm join guest speakers, Dr. Upe Mehan and Kate Harvey as they demonstrate how to use the PS Suite version of the new osteoporosis and falls assessment tool. Space is limited. Register here.

This article describes a systematic review aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of combined physical activity and dietary restriction programs on body weight, body mass index (BMI) and the musculoskeletal function of overweight and obese older adults with knee OA. 17 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This supplement to the AGS Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management of Chronic Pain in Older Adults discusses the evidence that physical activity may play a preventative and restorative role in functional capacity in those with osteoarthritis (OA). 16 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This journal article describes a 12-week pilot study investigating the safety and feasibility of a specially designed exercise program as an intervention to improve hip function in OA participants. 8 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

The study described in this article aimed to develop multi-professional care pathways targeted at maintaining mobility and social participation in patients with vertigo/dizziness/balance disorders (VBD) and osteoarthritis (OA). 6 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This publication describes the global issue of osteoarthritis along with the burden of the disease and its costs. 9 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

The authors conducted a cross-sectional population-based data from community-dwelling people aged 45 years and over living in Canada to examine the impact of functional disability and social participation of physical and mental chronic conditions individually and in combination. 9 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 12-1pm EST. Join Linda Strobl and Jake Pauls for this free webinar presentation as they discuss:

  • the evidence regarding home related falls
  • advocacy actions and code provisions for fall prevention
  • challenges of the current national code system
  • opportunities for injury prevention professionals to get involved in NBC development
  • positive changes achievable in the NBC 2020 edition

To learn more or to register click here.

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