Registration is now open! May 25, 2018 from 8:30am-4:30pm. The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care Hospital, Kingston invites you to our 2018 conference which will focus on the topics of social isolation, poverty and age-friendly communities.  Keynote speaker, Dr. Parminder Raina will speak to these themes as he shares his findings from the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging.  See the event flyer for more details. A call for poster abstracts is now open. Early bird registration is available until March 29th.  Register here.

Wed. April 25th 8am to 5pm at Donald Gordon Conference Centre, Kingston Queen's Faculty of Health Sciences is presenting this Continuing Professional Development opportunity.  Topics include strategies for dementia and common care issues in the vulnerable.  Program and registration information is available here.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Engaging & Empowering Older Adults", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Initiative, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Centre for Studies in Aging & Health, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, Queen's University and Senior Friendly Care.

Information about a call for proposals from the Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation, CFN's Innovation Showcase Application details, CAG2018's call for abstracts and Ontario Trillium Foundations' and Ontario Centres for Excellence funding opportunities are included. A number of upcoming events are also included. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

May 17, 2018 from 1 to 2 PM EST join Felicia White for this presentation on the Dementia Friendly Communities approach, linkages to age-friendly communities and how to include these practices within your current work. Click here for more information and to register. 

Tuesday April 24th from 1-2PM EST.  During this webinar, Bonnie Schroeder will review why older adults are isolated and how this isolation differs from loneliness and solitude. Rachel Sutcliffe will then present findings from an Ottawa-based program entitled “Seniors Centre Without Walls”. Nancy Angus will conclude the presentation by describing the “Grand Individuals Aging with Neighbours in Thunder Bay” (GIANTS) program. For more information or to register please click here.

May 1st, 3:30-4:30 PM EST. Join Liz Skelton and Liz Weaver as they explore the dynamic role of leadership in community change efforts.  They will discuss the paradox of including diverse voices and balancing the power dynamics. To learn more or register click here.

Wed. April 18th from 12-1pm EST. This webinar is co-presented by the Ontario NonProfit Network (ONN) and Maytree.  The webinar is free for ONN members and $30 for non-members. This webinar focuses on understanding the importance of engaging local residents authentically, developing an organizational culture that includes local residents within the organization and addressing the challenges and establishing strategies for meaningful engagement. Click here to learn more or to register.

Wed. April 25th from 10:30-11:30AM EST.  Join Ontario Healthy Community Coalition (OHCC) members to discuss multi-sectoral partnerships and collaboratives and how partnerships might evolve to meet changing expectations and challenges in the years ahead as well as what skills and approaches might be cultivated to achieve success.  To learn more or to register click here.

Thursday, April 26, 2018,  9:30 AM – 4:00 PM EDT at Harbour Restaurant, Kingston. This one-day symposium is sponsored by the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Arts and Science, Queen’s University. Faculty of Arts and Science Dean, Barbara Crow PhD is hosting this symposium to engage researchers and community members in a discussion around the experiences and needs of older adults in the first half of the twenty-first century. To learn more or to register click here.

April 24, 2018 from 12-1pm EDT. Join Meaghan Fullerton for this webinar that will introduce participants to the concept of cultural safety in Indigenous Health Care, an orientation that imperative for members of settler society to offer ethical care to Indigenous clients, patients, families, and communities. Consistent with the Truth and Reconciliation’s Calls to Action, cultural safety asks members of settler society to critically reflect on personal and collective culture, history, colonial context, dominant historical narratives, as well as Indigenous voice and experience. Register here.

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