Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Aging, Technology & Gerontechnology", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Program, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Centre for Studies in Aging & Health, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Regional Geriatrics Program of Ontario and Senior Friendly Care.
Information about the Healthy Canadians Grant, ONF's Spinal Cord Injury, PHAC and CSA/CIHR/IMHA funding opportunities are included. Health Canada's consultation process for developing a framework on Palliative Care is also highlighted. A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.
Wednesday, September 12 from 12-1 PM EDT. Improving access to strength and balance programming is an important public health strategy to reduce falls. The recreation sector is an ideal partner to help public health in this pursuit. This webinar presented by Kelly McKay and Darcie Taing, will provide an overview of the innovative partnership with the Ottawa municipal recreation department to deliver fall prevention exercise and education program for older adults that began in 2014. To register, click here.
Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 1:30-2:30 PM EDT. Last year was the Fall Prevention campaign’s most successful year to date. This panel style webinar presentation will host five presenters from four initiatives that took place across the country in November 2017, which focused on fall prevention activities from system level changes to local public facing events. Emily Powell, Raili Quathamer, Kim Furlong, Megan Oakey, and Samantha Bruin, are all key individuals who were crucial in the success of these events. They are here to share their stories, experiences, lessons learned and practical advice for future fall prevention month events, large and small. Please join for this free interactive webinar! Register here.
This report presents key findings on physical, mental, and social aspects of aging using data collected from 50,000 Canadians aged 45-85. It highlights insights related to: physical and psychological health, loneliness and social isolation, caregiving and care receiving, transportation and mobility, work and retirement, physical function, disability and falls, lesbian, gay and bisexual aging, and lifestyle and behaviour, among others. 210 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.
June 8 - 9 2018 at Brescia University College. This conference is an annual learning and networking event for senior fitness instructors, volunteers, health promoters, students and other individuals who work with community-dwelling older adults. The event includes a mix of active and informative sessions including: practical applications of recent research, tips for safe exercise for older adults, and modifications for all levels of abilities. To learn more or to register click here.
The authors aimed to characterize the emerging construct of resilience as it pertains to physical health in older adults and to identify gaps and opportunities to advance research in this area. 7 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.
The aim of the cohort study described in this article was to explore the relationship between resilience, frailty and quality of life in orthopedic rehabilitation patients. The authors found that resilience and quality of life are positive predictors of functional status at discharge. 8 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.
Thursday, July 5th from 2-3PM EDT. Join Dr. Steve Robinovitch for this webinar which will discuss new technologies being developed to predict, detect and prevent falls and fall-related injuries in long term care environments. Participants will learn how real life data, acquired through networks of video camers and with wearable sensors is being used to predict falls and explore low cost solutions for fall prevention including flooring, fall mats, padded furniture and wearable protective gear. Register here.