Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Arthritis & the Older Adult", updates from AGE-WELL, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Bruyere Research Institute, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Institute for Life Course & Aging, National Institute on Ageing, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program,  Ontario Community Support Association, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, SE Research Centre and Trent Centre for Aging & Society.

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

November 30, 2018 from 12-1pm ET. Join presenter Dr. Catherine Craven for this free webcast event. Click here to watch the event live.

Wed. Nov. 28, 2018 7:30am - 4pm at Liuna Station, Hamilton. This continuing medical education event features speakers Dr. Roger Wong and Dr. Barbara Resnick. Learning objectives of the day are to share evidence-based and practical approaches to health promotion and prevention for older adults as well as address key topics related to healthy aging.  For more information and registration details click here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to osteoporosis. Topics include:

  • the relationship between Alzheimer's Disease and osteoporosis
  • diabetes and lower bone mineral density
  • falls and fractures
  • exercise interventions
  • frailty and osteoporosis
  • osteoporosis in men
  • osteoporosis in women
  • glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis
  • nutrition

5 pages. Last reviewed September 2018.

November is fall prevention month and the perfect time for you and your staff to improve your fall prevention knowledge.  Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations among adults aged 65 and older in Canada.

November 30, 2018 from 12-1PM EDT. Join presenter Dr. Cathy Craven for this Beyond the Break webinar presentation.  For more details or the OTN link to join click here.

Thursday November 1, 2018 from 1-4pm EST this FREE virtual event will overview Assess & Restore interventions from across the continuum of care including successes and opportunities, strategies and key learnings from:

  • VON SMART Enhanced In-Home Program - Mississauga Halton LHIN
  • The Home Independence Program (HIP) - Central West LHIN
  • Virtual Ward and Community Enhanced Recovery Program - Central East LHIN
  • Enhanced Service Delivery: Geriatric Care Coordinator/Lead for Senior’s Clinical Pathway Development - North West LHIN
  • Enhancing Assess & Restore Capacity  - Central LHIN

Please join us for this free knowledge exchange event! 

Register online at: https://2018novrcaforumreg.eventbrite.ca

The Institute for Life Course & Aging is pleased to present the 2018-19 series.  All interested are welcome to attend in person at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at 246 Bloor St.

Specialized Geriatric Nursing Services and Senior Friendly Care: catching up, keeping up, and leading the way in a changing era. October 10, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Yorkdale, Toronto from 8am to 4pm. This conference will be of interest to clinicians, administrators and planners in acute care hospitals, public health, community services and long-term care. To learn more or to register click here.

The authors analyzed data from the Global Longitudinal Study of Osteoporosis in Women (GLOW) to examine when, where and how fractures occur in postmenopausal women. 6 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

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