This article examined the effectiveness of health literacy oriented programs on physical activity behaviour among middle aged and older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. 6 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This publication describes an American systematic review in which the investigators found a need for a standardized and clinically validated health literacy screening tool and to improve health care strategies for older adults with low health literacy. 13 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This article describes a study conducted utilizing a systematic literature review to evaluate health literacy programs targeted at older adults.14 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

November 1-3, 2019 in Niagra Falls, Canada. The IFAs 15th Global Conference on Ageing, entitled “Rights Matter,” is an international platform to improve our understanding of age-friendly environments, to debate the solutions to address inequalities, to confront the reality of ageism, and to delve into what it means to enable the functional ability of an older person.  Driving the agenda of the world’s population ageing takes connected, engaged and interested delegates from all parts of the world. To learn more or to register click here.

This article provides a review of epidemiological findings focusing on illicit drug use disorders and nonmedical use of prescription drugs in older adults 50 years and older. 20 pages. Last reviewed March 2019.

Thurs. Mar, 28th 2019 from 12-1PM EST. This seminar features a presentation by Jielan Xu, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow from the University of Toronto.  To join in person come to 246 Bloor St. W., 4th Floor Webinar Room 422. Click here to join via live stream.  All presentations are recorded and available online within a week. 

Thurs. March 14, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. This seminar features a presentation by Phillipa Gosine, PhD Candidate from the University of Toronto.  To join in person come to 246 Bloor St. W., 4th Floor Webinar Room 422. Click here to join via live stream.  All presentations are recorded and available online within a week.  

Feb. 21, 2019 from 9-10AM EST. Join presenters Dr. Melissa Andrew and Dr. Shelly McNeil as they discuss how regular, up-to-date vaccinations can contribute to health and functional ability as we age.  Register here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to a variety of eating disorders and nutritional considerations. Topics include:
  • anorexia of aging
  • anorexia nervosa and frailty
  • reduced appetite in older age
  • recommendations for optimal nutrition
  • malnutrition
  • dysphagia
  • special considerations for those with brain injury and degenerative diseases
  • obesity
  • diabetes

6 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health was pleased to host a Research and Innovation in Aging Forum webinar featuring Michael Nicin, Executive Director, National Institute on Ageing, Ryerson University. This included an introduction to the concept of social capital, a discussion of social capital and seniors in Toronto and suggestions for targeted solutions and opportunity to flag current gaps. 

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