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.

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.

March 27, 2020 from 1-2 PM. Join this webinar presentation featuring Dr. Cindy Grief as she describes how anxiety presents in later life and in the context long term care. She will discuss strategies for managing anxiety. To register here.

March 12, 2020 from 1-2 PM EST. Webinar participants will learn about the role of listening and sharing stories in enhancing client care and will develop techniques for effective storylistening and storytelling skills. Register 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.

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.

Feb. 19, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Dr. Alexandra Mayhew as she explores how differences in the operationalization of sarcopenia impact the prevalence of sarcopenia, the agreement between definitions, and the magnitude of the association of sarcopenia with falls using data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). The implication of these findings on future sarcopenia research and clinical practice will be discussed. To learn more or to register click here.

Feb. 28, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenters George Heckman and Sophie Hogeveen as they describe patterns, outcomes, and determinants of geriatric medicine services use by older home care clients in Ontario and propose a decision support tool for referral to specialized geriatric services. To learn more or to register click here.

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