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.

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.

June 11-13, 2020, at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel. The CHPCA’s Learning Institute brings together health care professionals from across the country for an intense learning weekend. The program is directed towards intermediate and advance learning levels and is facilitated by the best faculty in Canada along with recognized international leaders to make up a most sophisticated caliber of educators and mentors. The weekend will include intensive workshops that will be attended by doctors, nurses, pharmacists, researchers, spiritual care advisers and social workers. Register here.

April 22-24, 2020 in Toronto this annual general meeting and convention is Ontario's largest gathering of senior staff from not-for-profit long-term care homes, seniors' housing and community service organizations.  To learn more or to register click here.

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.

May 28, 2020 at Ryerson University. NIA's first annual conference features Dr. Samir Sinha, Dr. Bonnie-Jeanne Macdonald, Keith Ambachtsheer and more. The aim of the event is to bring together the health sector, finanical industry, government officials, and the Ryerson community for a full day focused on personal financial security, healthy aging, and discussion on public system sustainability. To learn more click here.

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