On  Feb. 21st 2019, Dr. Joanne Ho provided this in-person and online presentation where she discussed the pharmacology of cannabinoids, unique considerations for older adults and cannabis drug-drug interactions to consider with cannabinoids.  Please note that the content included was based on the best evidence available at the time. The recording of the presentation is available for viewing here.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Nutrition & Eating Disorders in Later Life” updates from AGE-WELL, Baycrest, Behavioural Supports Ontario, Brainxchange, Bruyere, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, Institute for Life Course & Aging, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto, SE Research Centre and Trent Centre for Aging & Society.

Information about funding opportunities and calls for abstracts from AGE-WELL, Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, Canadian Association on Gerontology and Canadian Frailty Network are included.  A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

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.

March 29, 2019 from 12-1PM EST join speakers Ronaye Gilsenan, Rhonda Schwartz and Iris Gutmanis, as they discuss the process utilized to develop the survey and identify specific steps for site implementation. Register here.

Friday, March 29, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Dr.'s Marla Beauchamp, Lauren Griffith and Ayse Kuspinar as they provide an evidence-based synthesis of balance and mobility testing for fall risk assessment in older adults. They will provide an overview of clinical practice guidelines for assessing fall risk in older adults along with a practical synthesis of evidence to date.  They will highlight new results from the Canadian Longitudinal study on Aging (CLSA) that address important gaps in the current available evidence. Finally they will discuss ongoing efforts in research on fall risk assessment. Register here

Thurs. April 18, 2019 from 12-1 PM EST. Join presenters Isabel Rodrigues & Matteo Ponzano for this webinar where participants will learn abou the effects of impact / weight exercises on falls, fractures, and quality of life outcomes for individuals with low bone mass. Examples of impact exercises include walking, dancing, jumping, swimming and climbing. Watch online here.

Tues. April 2, 2019 from 12PM EST. Join Dr.Jerilynn Prior for this presentation focusing on osteoporosis and post-menopausal women. Register here.

Fri. March 29, 2019 from 11:50AM to 1:05PM EST. Join Dr. Susan Whiting from the University of Saskatchewan for this Beyond the Break webinar presenation discussing the new Canada Food Guide and questions regarding vitamin D and calcium. Register here.

Wed. April 24, 2019 2PM EST join this free AGE-WELL presentation. In this webinar, participants will:

• Learn about how AGE-WELL has advanced the development of technologies to enhance the home lives of Canadian seniors and their caregivers

• Understand the global context of technology and aging and where Canada fits

• Discover examples of successful AGE-WELL innovations being implemented today

Register here.

Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

Tuesday, February 19, 12 - 1 PM EST - Join presenter Debra Sheets (Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Victoria) for Characteristics of Caregivers and Care receivers in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). Caregiving has become a common role for Canadian families as the numbers of older adults with comorbidity, disability and frailty who need help with daily activities (e.g. meal preparation, transportation) continues to grow. The CLSA is the first longitudinal study to collect data on Canadian caregivers and care receivers. It offers a unique opportunity to examine patterns of caregiving and care receiving (e.g., who provides care, what types of care, and more). This presentation examines patterns of caregiving and care receiving by sociodemographic characteristics, self-reported health, and type of care given/received (e.g. IADL/ADL, chronic conditions). To register, click here.

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