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.

Baycrest Health Sciences in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, will hold Cycle 3 of "Project ECHO Care of the Elderly" (ECHO COE) from January 8, 2018 – March 19, 2019 on Tuesdays 11:00am-12:00 pm. The goal of this free telehealth education program is to enhance the quality of care for older adults in Ontario, by improving the knowledge and skills of health care providers. To learn more click here.


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.

March 18, 19 and 20, 2019. The Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences is thrilled to announce our upcoming annual conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Learn more at research.baycrest.org/conference

June 26 & 27, 2019 This 2 day conference at Niagra College includes 14 dynamic presenters covering a wide range of topics from "Neuroplasticity - The Woman Who Changed Her Brain" to "Laugh Yourself Silly" with lunches by Niagara College Canadian Food & Wine Institute.  Networking events, art displays and musical entertainment make this forum a must-attend if you plan on ageing anytime soon. (Space is limited.  Only 300 tickets will be sold each day). View the agenda here. Tickets are available at https://ageworks-artofageing.eventbrite.ca

Save the date! October 24-26 2019, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. To learn more click here

June 17-18, 2019 at the Bond Place Hotel - Downtown  join leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share experiences and research results on all aspects of Healthy and Active Aging. To learn more or to register click here.

Tues. Oct. 30th from 8-9 AM EDT.  The webinar will focus on the impacts of ageism, exploring manifestations of ageism in various environments, showcasing good practice examples and engaging in a discussion of next steps. Presented by Prof. Liat Ayalon, Professor - Bar Ilan University, School of Social Work & Coordinator - Marie Curie Innovative Training Network, international Ph.D. program on Ageism and Dr Nena Georgantzi, Policy Coordinator Human Rights & Non-Discrimination, AGE Platform Europe & PhD Fellow, National University of Ireland Galway. To learn more or to register click here.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 5:30pm at Bagnani Hall, Trent University.  The 2018 Stephen Katz Lecture in Interdisciplinary Aging Studies.  Dr. Amanda Grenier will be discussing the results of her four year ethnographic study on homelessness in Montreal, Quebec.  Key findings highlight a shift in the age profile of homelessness in Canada, the lack of recognition of older people in strategies on homelessness, length of stay of older men compared to younger men, and insights from stakeholders and older people. This is a free accessible event, open to everyone.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to aging@trentu.ca or 705-748-1011 ext. 6440.

The 20th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Gerontological Nurses Association will take place May 2-4, 2019 at the Westin Calgary, Alberta. Featured speakers include Dr. Jane Barratt, the Secretary General, International Federation on Ageing and Dr. Lise Bourque Bearskin, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Thomspon Rivers University.  For more information or to register, click here.

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