Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Social Capital & Older Age,” updates from AGEWELL, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, 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 and Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and SE Research.

Information about funding opportunities and calls for abstracts from AGE-WELL, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care, Canadian Insitutes of Health Research, Ontario Brain Institute, Public Health Agency of Canada, Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation and Weston Brain Institute are included.  A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. 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.

Monday, January 14, 2019 from 12-1PM EST.  The Division of Geriatric Medicine in collaboration with the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health and the Seniors Health Knowledge Network are pleased to offer this free webinar presentation featuring Tim Yearington (Grey Thunderbird), Algonquin Traditional Knowledge Keeper from the Office of Indigenous Initiatives of Queen's University.

Learning objectives include to review population health concerns, disease prevalence and risk factors; to understand the role of Elders in Indigenous communities and to introduce Indigenous perspectives of health and end-of-life. To learn more or to register click here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources. Topics related to Indigenous Elders include:
  • dementia
  • palliative care
  • end-of-life
  • disparities and inequalities
  • successful aging
  • culturally sensitive care
  • nutrition
  • diabetes
  • cancer
  • frailty
  • LGBTQ
  • abuse and trauma

6 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

Friday December 7th, 2018 from 12-1pm EST. Join presenters Dr. Joyce Lee and Pharmacist Greta Mah as they discuss the North York General Hospitals Parkinson's program. To learn more or to register click here.

This article describes common experiences of malnutrition and abuse experienced by Indigenous children in the residential school system in Canada.  The long-term consequences and impact on health are explored. 3 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This paper reviewed research that explored the intergenerational effects of the Indian Residential School (IRS) system in Canada, in which Indigenous children were forced to live at schools where various forms of neglect and abuse were common. Intergenerational IRS trauma continues to undermine the well-being of today’s Indigenous population.19 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

The author includes the voices of many Indigenous persons to explore the intergenerational impacts of residential schools. Throughout there is an underlying theme of hope.  31 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This booklet was designed to support Aboriginal people and their caregivers in rural and remote communities living with life threatening illness. 133 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This conference report  is organized into sections focused on care and support, research, awareness raising, stigma reduction, cross-cutting issues and what success might look like. 23 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

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