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.

Fri. Dec. 7, 2018 from 8am - 3pm at Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto.  Baycrest's annual clinical update conference is jointly presented with the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation.  The program will also be available via videoconferencing and webcasting.  See the pdf for the conference program and registration information.  Register 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.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 1-2pm the Centre for Studies in Aging and Health was pleased to present Lisa F. Carver of Queen's University for this Research and Innovation in Aging Forum webinar. To review the recording of this webinar click here

October 16-18, 2018 at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. This event will showcase a multi-disciplinary program of research and innovation from across the AGE-WELL network which includes keynote speaker, Dr. Brendan Byrne. There will be demonstrations and presentations that will spotlight real-world solutions to support healthy aging. Sessions are designed to maximize networking, knowledge exchange and collaboration among AGE-WELL stakeholders. This conference is open to the public and is the place to be for anyone with an interest in technology and aging. For more information, click here.

This article provides an overview of factors which influence the acceptance of electronic technology to support aging in place and compares implementation factors and results as well as recommendations for future research. 14 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This website discusses the different types of technology that can help older adults with everyday life. Assisted living facilities offer an appealing solution for many seniors, but smart home automation can make independent living comfortable and help with the daily tasks of home management. Last reviewed June 2018.

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