Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Chronic Health Issues and the Older Adult", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Initiative, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation and Senior Friendly Care. Information about CFN's Catalyst Grant Competition, More-2-Eat's Phase 2 Research opportunity, Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund and the CAHSPR call for abstracts as well as a listing of upcoming events are included. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

The 3rd biennial Indigenous Health Conference, Walking Together, May 24-26, 2018, Toronto. This interdisciplinary conference is designed to help health care providers understand how Indigenous ways of knowing with respect to health and well-being can be utilized in health care approaches for Indigenous peoples. To learn more or to register click here.

Osteoporosis Canada presents this Beyond the Break webinar with Wendy Ward from 12-1pm on Mar. 26th, 2018.  The live link to the presentation is http://webcast.otn.ca/mywebcast?id=78045356. Please see the event flyer for more information.

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Osteoporosis Canada presents this Beyond the Break webinar with Dr. Stephanie Atkinson from 12-1pm on Mar. 13th, 2018. The live link to the presentation is http://webcast.otn.ca/mywebcast?id=78044783. Please see the event flyer for more information.

The WHO Guidelines on Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) propose evidence-based recommendations for health care professionals to prevent, slow or reverse declines in the physical and mental capacities of older people. These recommendations require countries to place the needs and preferences of older adults at the centre and to coordinate care. The ICOPE Guidelines will allow countries to improve the health and well-being of their older populations, and to move closer to the achievement of universal health coverage for all at all ages. 60 pages. Last reviewed Oct. 2017.

On Wed. Oct. 25th at 12 noon EST Heather Keller of the University of Waterloo will be talking about this program focused on implementing a best practice algorithnm in five hospitals in four provinces to understand the process of implementation, resource requirements and patient reported outcomes. Register here.

This information flyer provides facts about Canada's alarming obesity statistics. Included topics are also surgical obesity treatment, childhood obesity, and treatment options in Canada. 

Malnutrition in the elderly can lead to everything from lack of energy and constipation to severe anemia, bone loss, poor wound healing and increased hospital re-admissions. If you are caring for an aging parent or employed as a home helper, you can take crucial action now to help your loved ones maintain a healthy diet as they age.

On Wed. August 30th, 2017 The Maple Family Health team is providing an educational session on Bone Health from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Boys & Girls Club, Frontenac Mall location at 1300 Bath Rd. Kingston.  Topics covered include: understanding osteoporosis; tips for healthy life choices for strong bones; calcium; vitamin D; medications and physical activity.  To register please contact Karen at 513-531-5888 x 1107.

This 2 page handout is intended to help physicians and patients to make smart and effective decisions about the use of feeding tubes for those with late stage Alzheimer's disease. Last reviewed May 2017.

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