Wed. April 25th 8am to 5pm at Providence Care Hospital, 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 "Chronic Health Issues and the Older Adult", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Initiative, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation and Senior Friendly Care. Information about CFN's Catalyst Grant Competition, More-2-Eat's Phase 2 Research opportunity, Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund and the CAHSPR call for abstracts as well as a listing of upcoming events are included. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

May 14-18th, Ottawa, Ontario. Join world leaders, city officials, practitioners, scholars and students in architecture, urban design, planning, health policy, social sciences, psychology, urban anthropology, nutrition, transportation planning, engineering, environmental science, law and urban affairs gather to exchange experiences and ideas to improve health and well-being for all, and to ensure the long term sustainability of the natural and man-made environment. To learn more or to register click here.

Feb 11-14 2018, Banff Alberta.  The 2018 Active Living Research Annual Conference brings together active living researchers and champions from over 30 disciplines to advance knowledge and action around active communities. The conference is the premier venue for policy-relevant research and cross-sector exchange between scientists, practitioners and policy makers on how to create and sustain active living environments. For more information or to register, click here.

Wed. Feb. 7th 11am-12pm EST. The IFA and WHO Department of Ageing and Life Course are pleased to announce the sixth in a series of webinars that are part of an ongoing dialogue to bring together knowledge, new ideas and innovation around age-friendly environments (AFE). Join Ms. Stephanie Firestone and Dr. Laura Keyes for "Engaging Planners as Livable Communities Allies" by registering here.

April 17-19 2018, Asset-Based Community Development: For Healthy Neighbourhoods is a three-day opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Asset-Based Community Development with a focus on Neighbourhood Development and Community Health. Join us in Kitchener, Ontario for a rare opportunity to learn from Cormac Russell and John McKnight, two of the world's top trainers in Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD), for their first time together in Canada. Click here to register.

On Thursday, January 25th from 12-1pm EST, speakers Bill Morris, Karen Milligan and Jerilyn Dressler will explore how 211 is increasingly being leveraged by a wide range of stakeholders to effectively address poverty. Click here to register.

Ontario is aging faster than ever before with older people in Ontario now outnumbering younger ones for the first time in our history. Across Ontario, there are now more than two million seniors and their families trying to navigate this next phase of life as best they can. Our shared challenge is to find out what works best, what comes next and what it really means to age with confidence, respect and dignity. Ontario's action plan is outlined in the report.

Monday December 4th from 12-2pm ET join Alfred Spencer as he discusses ideas and tools to move towards a culture of accessibility. Register here.

Thurs. Nov. 30th 1-2pm EST. Join Dr's Hitzig and Mirza for this webinar presentation about their work to better understand the issues impacting older Chinese adults living in the Kensington-Chinatown Neighborhood (KCN) including a multi-phase needs assessment and the development an action plan to make the KCN more age-friendly. The aim of the resulting action plan is to serve as a platform to support age-friendly initiatives aimed at reducing social isolation in older Chinese adults living in the KCN. For more information and to register click here.

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