April 16 from 2-3PM EST. Join presenters Dr. John Puxty and Sarah Webster discuss the barriers that are particularly challenging for older adults during isolation and some of the creative ways that communities are ensuring that older adults are informed and able to access the services they need while adhering to physical distancing guidelines. To learn more or to register click here.

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.

This article describes findings from an investigation using data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. 9 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

The SF7 Toolkit supports clinical best practices for healthcare providers across the sectors of care and includes self-management tools for older adults and their caregivers. The toolkit provides a common practice framework that complements the unique skills and practices of the various care providers helping older adults. SF7 focuses on seven clinical areas that support resilience, independence, and quality of life: cognition (particularly delirium), mobility, social engagement, continence, pain, nutrition, and polypharmacy. The SF7 toolkit is available by individual topic, or bundled together. 89 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

The authors conducted a scoping review of empirical peer-reviewed literature investigating the extent and range of research on residential school attendance on specific health outcomes and the populations affected. 23 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This video recording of a presentation given by Meaghan Fullerton introduces viewers to the concept of cultural safety in Indigenous health care. 1hr 01min. Last reviewed November, 2018.

This publication describes a study investigating the relationship between social engagement restrictions and chronic conditions, health status, support, quality of life implications, self-care barriers, caregiving and demographics. 13 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.