On May 25, 2018  The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care Hospital, Kingston, held our 2018 conference which focused on the topics of social isolation, poverty and age-friendly communities. Conference presentations are available by viewing the full page.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Aging, Technology & Gerontechnology", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Program, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Centre for Studies in Aging & Health, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Regional Geriatrics Program of Ontario and Senior Friendly Care.

Information about the Healthy Canadians Grant, ONF's Spinal Cord Injury, PHAC and CSA/CIHR/IMHA funding opportunities are included. Health Canada's consultation process for developing a framework on Palliative Care is also highlighted. A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 12-1 PM EDT. In this webinar, Dr. Barbara Farrell will highlight common elements of the deprescribing process and demonstrate approaches to engaging patients through shared decision-making. To register, click here.

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Infinity Convention Centre located on 2901 Gibford Dr., Ottawa. In collaboration with the Ottawa Hospital, IQ @ TOH, Bruyère Research Institute, the QUILT Network and the Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario, this conference will provide you the opportunity to share and learn about relevant practices that improve quality and safety of care for frail populations. For additonal information, please contact patientsafety@toh.ca. To register, click here

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 12-1 PM EDT. This webinar presented by Dr. Barbara Liu and Wendy Zeh, is about the Senior Friendly Care (sfCare) Framework that provides a foundation for achieving the best possible outcomes for older adults. To register, click here.

October 17-20, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec. The Congress will provide a state of the art experience for stroke professionals, researchers and policy makers. We have designed an unparalleled educational and scientific program covering epidemiology, prevention, acute care and stroke recovery. For more information or to register click here.

Friday, September 28th, 2018 at the Ramada Kingston Hotel & Conference Centre located on 33 Benson St., Kingston. This workshop is intended for community and long term care exercise providers delivering exercise programs that include stroke survivors with mild-moderate impairments. This includes, and is not limited to health promoters/trainers, restorative care, recreational therapy, PTAs, and PTs. To register, click here.

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at the Family & Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox & Addington located on 817 Division Street. This workshop is a one-day training program designed for direct support professionals (front line staff) from both Developmental Services and Health/Seniors/Long-term Care Sectors. To register, click here.

Monday, June 25th, 2018 at the Family & Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox & Addington located on 817 Division Street. This evening event is a time for you to hear about possible decisions you could be faced with as your family member ages with a developmental disability. For more information regarding this workshop, please contact Cliff Walsh from the Reena Learning & Development Registrar at cwalsh@reena.org or (905) 889-2690 x 2048.

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 at the Discovery Centre located on 1 Fort Henry Dr., Kingston. The Alzheimer Society of KFL&A will be hosting a conference with Teepa Snow. She is one of the leading educators on dementia and the care that accompanies it. As founder of the Positive Approach® to Care, Teepa has created strategies that help support and engage people experiencing changes in brain function. To register, email reception@alzking.com or call 613-544-3078.

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