FASTlinks is a series of web-based maps that display links for elder care services in South East Ontario organized into 10 common elder care domains. The 10 domains are organized by function, rather than disease diagnosis. FASTlinks was developed by the CSAH in collaboration with the Aging with Co-morbidities Network.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Social Capital & Older Age,” updates from AGEWELL, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Bruyere Research Institute, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, Institute for Life Course & Aging, National Institute on Ageing, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program,Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto and Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and SE Research.

Information about funding opportunities and calls for abstracts from AGE-WELL, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care, Canadian Insitutes of Health Research, Ontario Brain Institute, Public Health Agency of Canada, Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation and Weston Brain Institute are included.  A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

Wed. January 16, 2019 from 1-2PM EST. Join Ron Dendas, Ed Meehan and host, Sylvia Cheuy as they discuss the early results of Rider Poll's Collective Impact Fellows Initiative and share the thinking behind this innovative and intentional investment in the "how" of Collective Impact and how it has been a catalyst for innovative community initiatives that are having a positive impact on the well-being of their community.  Register here.

June 26 & 27, 2019 This 2 day conference at Niagra College includes 14 dynamic presenters covering a wide range of topics from "Neuroplasticity - The Woman Who Changed Her Brain" to "Laugh Yourself Silly" with lunches by Niagara College Canadian Food & Wine Institute.  Networking events, art displays and musical entertainment make this forum a must-attend if you plan on ageing anytime soon. (Space is limited.  Only 300 tickets will be sold each day). View the agenda here. Tickets are available at https://ageworks-artofageing.eventbrite.ca

This study established baseline information about quality of life for urban Aboriginal peoples using the mixed methods approach of Community-University Institute for Social Research. 40 pages. Last reviewed November, 2018.

This link includes 3 videos of webinars featuring Dr. Charlotte Loppie that explore anti-Aboriginal racism in Canada, how to understand it in historical context, how it affects individuals and communities, and what programs, policy and strategies exist to combat it. Last reviewed November 2018.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to building and/or maintaining social capital in older age. Topics include:

  • benefits
  • interventions
  • relationship between social capital and cognitive function
  • relationship between social capital and health
  • personal strategies utilized by those with intellectual disabilities
  • restrictions in those with chronic disease
  • social participation in those with vision loss
  • how age-friendly communities can foster social participation

2 pages. Last reviewed Nov. 2018.

 

Name of Committee: Toronto Seniors Strategy Accountability Table 

Population: 2,731,571

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Program Description:

Name of Committee: Older Adult Advisory Committee

Population: 61,735

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This research article reviews community participation restriction in adults 50 years and older with condition-associated burden across a number of variables. 11 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

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