Wed. May 20, 2020 at 1PM EST. Join this online forum for older adults and caregivers from the AGE-WELL network to share their lived experience during the pandemic. Information about how AgeTech solutions are being used during the pandemic will be shared. To learn more or to register click here.

This webpage shares new and existing supports for long-term care leaders and team members. During this pandemic the Ontario CLRI is organizing their activities to respond to the change in priorities for long-term care (LTC) homes in the time of COVID-19.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on Oral Health & Older Adults. A listing of upcoming events, opportunities and updates related to aging, health and caring for older adults are included. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

Wed. April 29, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Sonia Hsiung of the Alliance for Healthier Communities as she discusses how social prescribing is an intentional pathway that deepens the integration between health care and social supports, how it relates to your work, and how we can build a more connected, co-created, equitable, and resilient community together. To learn more or to register click here.

Tuesday March 31st from 12-1pm EST. Join presenters Maria Howard, Heather Cowie, Erin Crawford, Felicia White and Abby Wolfe as they discuss the Dementia-Friendly Canada project and specific initiatives in Ontario, B.C. Manitoba and Saskatchewan. To learn more or to register click here.

June 17, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenters Lynn Martin, Lakehead University & Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz, Queen’s University as they discuss their research on frailty in older adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in the community. To learn more or to register click here.

New Dates: November 10 - 12, 2021 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. NOTE: Pre-conference events will be held on November 9, 2021.

This 3 day conference covers four themes with three keynote speakers, three presidential symposiums and two exhibition spaces. To learn more or to register click here. 

Please note that if you have already registered for the conference, submitted an abstract or applied to volunteer, you should have already recieved an email from the IFA. If not, please contact Nathalia Wittingham, Conference and Events Manager.

 

The IFA is grateful for your understanding and hopes to see you in November 2021. 

June 16-17, 2020 at the Chestnut Conferene Centre, Toronto. Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have a right to healthcare that meets their specific health and developmental needs. As members of the health sector, we are actively exploring the nature and extent of the inequalities often faced by this marginalized group. To bolster these efforts, the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) Special Interest Research Group and Surrey Place are hosting 20/20 & Beyond, a two-day conference that will raise awareness, increase knowledge and connect policy and practice to improve the health of individuals with IDD.

This annual conference comes back to Canada after 11 years. It welcomes participation from a range of interested groups including researchers, public health professionals, policy-makers, disability service providers, health care professionals and advocates. To learn more or to register click here.

This reading list contains a variety of topics related to oral health and older adults including prevention, aging, periodontal considerations, dry mouth and more. 2 pages. Last reviewed December 2019.

March 25, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenters Dr. Olga Theou and Dr. Mario Ulises Pérez-Zepeda as they review a standardized approach to constructing a Frailty Index to determine the frailty levels of middle-aged and older Canadians using data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). They will present population-based normative frailty values defined using this new standardized frailty tool and explain how other researchers and clinicians can use this information. To learn more or to register click here.

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