Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 5:30pm at Bagnani Hall, Trent University.  The 2018 Stephen Katz Lecture in Interdisciplinary Aging Studies.  Dr. Amanda Grenier will be discussing the results of her four year ethnographic study on homelessness in Montreal, Quebec.  Key findings highlight a shift in the age profile of homelessness in Canada, the lack of recognition of older people in strategies on homelessness, length of stay of older men compared to younger men, and insights from stakeholders and older people. This is a free accessible event, open to everyone.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to aging@trentu.ca or 705-748-1011 ext. 6440.

Specialized Geriatric Nursing Services and Senior Friendly Care: catching up, keeping up, and leading the way in a changing era. October 10, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Yorkdale, Toronto from 8am to 4pm. This conference will be of interest to clinicians, administrators and planners in acute care hospitals, public health, community services and long-term care. To learn more or to register click here.

Community Connect 2018, October 17-18th at the Hilton Suites Markham/Toronto. Immerse yourself in an environment of innovation, discovery and leading-edge thinking.This year's conference is an exceptional opportunity to connect with home care, independent living and community support service trailblazers - and network with thought leaders across various sectors and industries. Learn the latest about the big-picture systems drivers that impact our sector, engage with enterprising spirits who are re-imagining service delivery, and learn practical solutions to solve some of your most pressing operational concerns. This year's areas of special focus will include Workforce Issues; Strategies and Solutions; Health System Evolution; Leading for Influence and Impact; Innovation; and Excellence in Operations and Administration​. Register here.

This publication describes a study aimed to identify and summarize the state of research on menopause and Indigenous women in Canada; suggest how existing knowledge can be applied to practice and identify where future research is needed. 32 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

The objective of this study was to examine the personal characteristics, disease-related impairment variables, such as activity limitations and environmental factors as correlates of social participation in older adults with vision loss. The investigators utilized the WHO's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Model. 11 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

September 25, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 pm EDT. Join presenter Peter Block as he speaks to the concept of a neighbourly economy and building 'Abundant Community' in neighbourhoods to support positive health outcomes, better distributed wealth and engaging children, seniors and neighbours in creating an educating neighbourhood.  For more information or to register click here.

This month's reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources on the importance of resilience and how to support resilience in older adults. Themes include:

  • resilience in the presence of disease
  • social and community supports and considerations
  • family and caregiver resilience
  • measuring resilience

6 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This thesis explores how the aging body is affected by carceral space and the nature of living within confined spaces. 

This document provides an overview of issues related to the use of solitary conferment in the Canadian correctional setting. It provides statistics and speaks to issues related to psychological harm and human rights.

This publication outlines recommendations made by the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry including the identification of future research directions. 4 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.  

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