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.

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.

The research article provides an update on changes to the Canadian Preventive Care Checklist (PCC) Form© including updates on vitamin D and calcium supplementation, depression screening and lifestyle modifications in obese patients, blood pressure targets in hypertension, dyslipidemia screening, and new vaccination recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). 5 Pages.

April 4-7, 2019 at the Donald Gordon Centre in Kingston. This four-day small group learning program and preceptorship is funded by the Ministry of Health, Kingston Area Long-term Care Division. There is no reigstration fee, only a $100 deposit which will be returned when you complete the course.  This program is for family physicians living within LHIN 9 and 10. To learn more or 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.

Wed. Nov. 28, 2018 7:30am - 4pm at Liuna Station, Hamilton. This continuing medical education event features speakers Dr. Roger Wong and Dr. Barbara Resnick. Learning objectives of the day are to share evidence-based and practical approaches to health promotion and prevention for older adults as well as address key topics related to healthy aging.  For more information and registration details click here.

The authors review the presentation of hoarding and provides basic management approaches and resources for family physicians.

May 24, 2018, 8:30am-4:30pm at the Holiday Inn, Yorkdale, Toronto. The Senior Friendly Seven (SF7) intervention set is a foundational element of the sfCare Framework. Evidence is emerging that intervention in seven areas promises the most significant individual and additive impact on the independence and well-being of at-risk older adults.

The Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation is announcing a funding opportunity for projects that focus on research into educational initiatives for health and social care professionals designed to improve the health and wellness of older adults. This competition is open to qualified grantees based in Ontario and British Columbia.  Deadline for applications is April 11, 2018.  For details please see the pdf.  Please direct any questions to jsobie@rto-ero.org.

The Canadian Geriatrics Society is hosting their 38th Annual Scientific Meeting, April 19-21, 2018 at Hotel Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec. The aim of this years conference is for participants to (1) be able to describe the role of new technology in optimizing care of elderly patients and supporting caregivers, (2) appraise recent developments in clinical practice, education and researc relevant to scholarship in aging, and (3) integrate new evidence into care of elderly patients. For more information or to register click here.

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