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 program will be available soon. Early bird registration is available until March 29th.  Register here.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Sexuality and Sexual Health of Older Adults", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Initiative, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation and Senior Friendly Care. Information about CIHR Institute of Aging funding application, Weston Brain Institutes' letter of intent deadline, Age-Wells's Accelerator and Ontario Trillium Foundations' funding funding opportunities are included. A number of upcoming events are also included. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

March 7, 2018 from 1-2:30pm EST. Please join Denise Waligora for a webinar hosted by the Public Health Agency of Canada to learn more about mental health first aid for seniors. Register here.

Wed. March 21, 2018 from 12-1PM EST.  Join Schroder Sattar, RN and doctoral candidate as she presents the findings from a mixed-methods study that examined the circumstances of falls in older adults with cancer, how falls are assessed and reported in outpatient oncology clinics as well as the impact of falls on cancer treatment in this population. For more information and to register, click here.

Baycrest Health Sciences in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, will hold Cycle 1 of "Project ECHO Care of the Elderly" (ECHO COE) from April 11, 2018 – July 18, 2018 on Wednesdays 4-5:30 pm. The goal of this free tele-educational program is to enhance the quality of care for older adults in Ontario, by improving the knowledge and skills of primary care providers. To learn more click here.

This multicenter cross-sectional study aimed to examine the association between the subtype of dementia and the severity of cognitive impairment and falls to establish an association between falls and gait parameters during the course of dementia.

The authors of this article discuss the close associations of frailty and physical and functional impairment with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and the implications for improving diagnostic acuity of MCI and targetting interventions among cognitively frail individuals to prevent dementia and disability. 

Please see the February & March newsletters for upcoming seniors events and programs available in the Prince Edward County area.

Thursday, March 29th from 10-11:30 AM ET join presenters Paul Young and Janet Dawson as they discuss collaboration between Public Health and Policy Planning to address isues such as health inequities and supporting healthy communities. To learn more or register click here.

Thursday, March 8th from 12-1pm ET join Dr. Frank L. Silver for this presentation. He will be reviewing the diagnosis of stroke and the importance of making an etiological diagnosis; reviewing the evidence on secondary stroke prevention in the elderly and provide an update on the management of patients with acute ischemic stroke; specifically which patients are candidates  for IV tPA and Endovascular Therapy (EVT). This presenation is available via webcast at http://webcast.otn.ca

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