Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Understanding Care Issues of Older Immigrants", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Initiative, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Bruyère Research Institute, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Regional Geriatrics Program, Senior Friendly Hospitals, news of a funding opportunity from the Canadian Frailty Network and a listing of upcoming events. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health is pleased to announce that the Southeastern Ontario Portal for Advance Care Planning (ACP) and Health Care Consent (HCC) website is up and ready for your feedback and recommendations.  The site has been developed to provide information that is important to Health Care Providers and people living in Ontario.

We invite you to participate in the user-testing feedback survey.

Aging.com is a resource to help seniors and their families learn more about the specifics of planning for their later years.  They've provided facts(American based), on how to continue enjoying a long, healthy life as well as ways to reduce the risks of falling.

On Wed. Oct. 11th from 12-1pm EDT, presenters Susan Bonomo and Jennifer Wright as they discuss their fall prevention strategy.  For more information or to register click here.

On Wednesday February 7th at McMasters main campus, Kristen Jacklin of the University of Minnesota Medical School will be presenting on the need to offer tailored approaches to dementia care to Indigenous communities. To learn more click here.

On Wednesday January 10th at McMasters main campus, Sally Chivers of Trent University will be discussing the question of how he tools of disability studies and the disability movement could improve considerations of and actions for older adults drawing attention to how pervasively ageism relies on ableism.

On Monday November 6th from 2:30-3:30pm at the main campus of McMaster University, Cosim Munteanu of the University of Toronto will discuss how technologies can be made more social and more adoptable by older adults and can be particularly userful in improving older adults interaction with assistive technologies and in reducing social isolation.

On Monday Oct. 16th from 2:30-3:30pm Professor Debra Street will report on sociological fieldwork at Rm. 1003, L.R. Wilson Hall at the main campus of McMaster University.  For more information please click here.

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.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to the substance misuse and abuse in older adults. Prescription, legal and illicit substances are included. 2 pages. 

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