Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Speech, Language & Hearing in Older Age” as well as updates from AGE-WELL, Baycrest, 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 Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto and Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA).

Information about funding opportunities and calls for abstracts from the 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.

May 6-8, 2019 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto. This three day Annual General Meeting and Convention is a must-attend annual event for professionals who work in senior care.  To learn more or to register click here.

May 16, 2019 from 1:30-2:30 PM EST. Join presenters, Peter Tanuseputro, MD and Julie Lapenskie, MScAH as they focus on ethnic, linguistic, Two Spirit LGBTQ+, and immigrant minority populations in Ontairo LTC homes.  To learn more or to register click here.

This UK report aims to raise awareness of an often overlooked population, to promote greater understanding of support needs and recommend approaches that offer better, high quality care. 16 pages. Last reviewed March 2019.

This article focuses on culturally sensitive clinical issues related to best practices with LGBT elder patients at the end-of-life at key points in the therapeutic relationship.  25 pages. Last reviewed March 2019.

This study underscores the need to consider gender identify and sexual orientation at end-of-life. In particular, recognition of intersectionality and social locations is crucial to facilitating positive aging experiences and end-of-life care. 10 pages. Last reviewed March 2019.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources. Topics related to Indigenous Elders include:
  • dementia
  • palliative care
  • end-of-life
  • disparities and inequalities
  • successful aging
  • culturally sensitive care
  • nutrition
  • diabetes
  • cancer
  • frailty
  • LGBTQ
  • abuse and trauma

6 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

January 29, 2019 from 1-2pm in RM LWR 1003 in L.R. Wilson Hall at McMaster University. Join Alisa Grigorovich, CIHR Health System Impact Postdoctoral Fellow Toronto Rehabilitation Institute -UHN for this presentation discussing her work.  To learn more click here.

This handout overviews the unique health needs of sexual and gender minority individuals who identify as Indigenous. 9 pages. Last reviewed November, 2018.

This paper begins by providing an overview of the existing knowledge of trauma, how it is defined, and how it must be conceptualized within the context of Aboriginal people in Canada and the impacts of trauma  for generations.  32 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

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