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 "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.

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.

The objective of this study was to examine the personal characteristics, disease-related impairment variables, such as activity limitations and environmental factors as correlates of social participation in older adults with vision loss. The investigators utilized the WHO's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Model. 11 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

AFC Communities in Western Ontario

Population: 133,113

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AFC Communities in Northern Ontario

Name of Committee: Fort Frances Age-friendly Committee

Population: 7,739

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The AFC work is led by a community based organization/network. The community is currently working on implementing the tasks of their Action Plan. Their focus areas are transportation, isolation/inclusion and assistive living.

AFC Communities in Eastern Ontario

Name of Committee: Seniors Advisory Committee

Population: 13,150

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The AFC work is led by municipal staff. South Glengarry is currently working on implementing their AFC Action Plan.

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September 25, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 pm EDT. Join presenter Peter Block as he speaks to the concept of a neighbourly economy and building 'Abundant Community' in neighbourhoods to support positive health outcomes, better distributed wealth and engaging children, seniors and neighbours in creating an educating neighbourhood.  For more information or to register click here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources to support older adults to age in place. These include research articles, resources to share with older adults and their carepartners, publications on community based strategies and initiatives, studies on the impact of neighbourhood on the health or older adults and  information on technology to support aging in place. 4 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

This webpage showcases innovative examples from municipalities, seniors’ associations and developers.  Last reviewed July 2018.
 

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