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Highlights of this issue include a reading list on Sexuality & Sexual Health in Later Life. 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.

This checklist identifies environmental adaptations for seniors that could help prevent accidents and enhance independent living at home. Guidelines on how to hire a reputable contractor are included.

The research article provides an update on changes to the Canadian Preventive Care Checklist (PCC) Form© including updates on vitamin D and calcium supplementation, depression screening and lifestyle modifications in obese patients, blood pressure targets in hypertension, dyslipidemia screening, and new vaccination recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). 5 Pages.

This reading list contains a variety of topics related to oral health and older adults including prevention, aging, periodontal considerations, dry mouth and more. 2 pages. Last reviewed December 2019.

May 25, 2020 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The International Conference on Aging, Innovation and Rehabilitation (ICAIR) is an important cross-disciplinary event that brings together the leading researchers, scientists and entrepreneurs currently working to improve the lives of people around the world who live each day with the impacts of illness, disability and aging.  To learn more or to register click here.

March 31st from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Dr. Leah Nemiroff as she reviews the concept of clinical frailty, its related outcomes, and how to manage frail patients. To register click here.

March 25, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenters Dr. Olga Theou and Dr. Mario Ulises Pérez-Zepeda as they review a standardized approach to constructing a Frailty Index to determine the frailty levels of middle-aged and older Canadians using data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). They will present population-based normative frailty values defined using this new standardized frailty tool and explain how other researchers and clinicians can use this information. To learn more or to register click here.

March 4-5, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario. This hands-on facilitation workshop aims to prepare participants to host and lead creative and collaborative community innovation sessions.  To learn more or to register click here.

March 3, 2020 from 1-2PM EST. Join presenter Dr. David Conn as he teaches participants how to equip themselves with strategies to care for these residents at every point in their journey in a long-term care home. Click here to register.

April 9, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenters Alexie Touchette and Dr. Kathryn Sibey discuss the major findings from a national self-report survey study which explored current practice in fall prevention community exercise programs targeted for older adults across Canada. To learn more or to register click here.

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