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 Conference Board of Canada's conference is March 27-28 2018 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. This event will bring together experts and stakeholders from across the country to address issues related to applying precision across the health system, from prevention to health care to workplace wellness, with the goal of applying innovation. To learn more or register click here.

July 4-8th at the Delta Hotel, St. John's, NewFoundland. This is a joint conference with the Experimental Psychology Society of the UK. For more details click here.

May 14-18th, Ottawa, Ontario. Join world leaders, city officials, practitioners, scholars and students in architecture, urban design, planning, health policy, social sciences, psychology, urban anthropology, nutrition, transportation planning, engineering, environmental science, law and urban affairs gather to exchange experiences and ideas to improve health and well-being for all, and to ensure the long term sustainability of the natural and man-made environment. To learn more or to register click here.

Feb 11-14 2018, Banff Alberta.  The 2018 Active Living Research Annual Conference brings together active living researchers and champions from over 30 disciplines to advance knowledge and action around active communities. The conference is the premier venue for policy-relevant research and cross-sector exchange between scientists, practitioners and policy makers on how to create and sustain active living environments. For more information or to register, click here.

Campus Alberta Neuroscience and the Alberta Healthy Brain Aging and Dementia community are pleased to announce their second international conference, Promoting Healthy Brain Aging and Preventing Dementia: Research and Translation, to take place June 20-22, 2018 at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Alberta, Canada. To register for the conference, please click here

Wednesday, January 24th from 12-1 EST - This webinar focuses on interventions adapted MedStopper in order to automate the process of deprescribing. At the time of hospitalization, the patient's medications and comorbidities, along with a measure of frailty, were entered into MedStopper, which generated an individualized, prioritized, deprescription plan targeting PIMs. The most responsible physician could then choose to implement the deprescribing plan after discussion with the patient/caregiver. To register please click here

This guide was designed to provide a thorough understanding of the latest smart home technology, and suggestions for specific software and devices that can be incorporated into a home to accommodate each of seven of the most common types of disabilities: hearing difficulty, vision difficulty, speech/language difficulty, cognitive difficulty or memory loss, ambulatory difficult, arthritis, and self-care/independent living difficulty.

If you or a loved one struggle with daily home living due to a disability, this guide will offer inspiration and actionable advice for opportunities to make your home life more comfortable and convenient through use of the latest smart home technology.

The South East Ontario Regional Integrated Fall Prevention & Management Strategy invites you to join us in a celebration of the launch of this FREE 14 month calendar supported by the Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Initiative on Friday November 17th from 1:30-3pm at Founders Hall in the new Providence Care Hospital. There will be refreshments, information about community organizations, draw prizes and more.  Everyone is welcome!  If your organization is interested in donating a prize or distributing calendars please contact Julia Miller at julia.miller@queensu.ca.

On November 23rd at the National Institute on Ageing at Ryerson University, this conference brings together experts, thought leaders, practitioners and delegates to "widen the lens" to look at the models, practices and stakeholders that will be need to support older adults to age in place. A varietyof age-friendly perspectives will be explored.

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