FASTlinks is a series of web-based maps that display links for elder care services in South East Ontario organized into 10 common elder care domains. The 10 domains are organized by function, rather than disease diagnosis. FASTlinks was developed by the CSAH in collaboration with the Aging with Co-morbidities Network.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Health & Indigenous Elders,” updates from AGEWELL, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Bruyere Research Institute, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, Institute for Life Course & Aging, National Institute on Ageing, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and SE Research Centre.

Information about funding opportunities and calls for abstracts from AGE-WELL, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care, Canadian Insitutes of Health Research, Canadian Frailty Network, Government of Canada, Ontairo SPOR SUPPORT Unit, Parkinson Canada, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council are included.  A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 12 PM - 1 PM EST - The Brain Health and Wellness Project: Bringing Fountain of Health Tools into Frontline Care is a webinar hosted by brainXchange, the Alzheimer Society of Canada, and CCNA. Participants will learn about The Brain Health and Wellness Project, an innovative national project at the frontlines of care to promote brain health and reduce dementia risk. The health behavior change tools used in the project were developed by Fountain of Health Initiation, a national non-profit to promote health and wellness. Following a review of project evidence and rationale, participants will also receive some “how to” training in a 3 step process to activate health behaviours in frontline care. To register, click here. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 12 PM - 1 PM EST - Human Rights of Older Persons and Agenda 2030 is the first webinar by the International Federation on Ageing is a new series. The webinar will address key areas for implementation of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that ensure it fulfils its mandate for older persons. Presenters include Ken Bluestone, Head of Policy and Influencing, Age International, Erica Dhar, Director of Global Alliances, AARP, Cynthia Stuen, IFA Representative at the United Nations in New York, and Frances Zainoeddin, IFA Representative at the United Nations in New York. To register click here.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 8:45 AM - 3 PM EST - The Waterloo - Wellington Annual Knowledge Exchange in Geriatrics will host "Living Beyond the Diagnosis", a day-long event covering how to incorporate a palliative approach to care. Dr. Daphna Grossman, MD CCFP (em) FCFP, will deliver a keynote on the intesection between geriatric care and a palliative approach to care. The cost of the event is $75 and the deadline to register is February 1, 2019. To register click here.

SAVE THE DATE! Wednesday May 15, 2019 from 8:50am to 3:30pm at the St. Elias Centre, Ottawa. Click here for updates.

March 18, 19 and 20, 2019. The Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences is thrilled to announce our upcoming annual conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Learn more at research.baycrest.org/conference

June 26 & 27, 2019 This 2 day conference at Niagra College includes 14 dynamic presenters covering a wide range of topics from "Neuroplasticity - The Woman Who Changed Her Brain" to "Laugh Yourself Silly" with lunches by Niagara College Canadian Food & Wine Institute.  Networking events, art displays and musical entertainment make this forum a must-attend if you plan on ageing anytime soon. (Space is limited.  Only 300 tickets will be sold each day). View the agenda here. Tickets are available at https://ageworks-artofageing.eventbrite.ca

Save the date! October 24-26 2019, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. To learn more click here

June 17-18, 2019 at the Bond Place Hotel - Downtown  join leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share experiences and research results on all aspects of Healthy and Active Aging. To learn more or to register click here.

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