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.

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.

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.

Wed. January 16, 2019 from 1-2PM EST. Join Ron Dendas, Ed Meehan and host, Sylvia Cheuy as they discuss the early results of Rider Poll's Collective Impact Fellows Initiative and share the thinking behind this innovative and intentional investment in the "how" of Collective Impact and how it has been a catalyst for innovative community initiatives that are having a positive impact on the well-being of their community.  Register here.

Wed. Feb. 27th 1-2:30 EST. Join presenters Angéle Bilodeau of the School of Public Health, University of Montreal and Gillian Krania of Health Nexus for this webinar as they discuss this self-evaluation tool for action in partnerships.  Click here to access the tool: Self-evaluation Tool for Action in Partnership. Register here for this webinar. 

This video includes 2 concurrent sessions with the theme of rehabilitation as the future of dementia care.  Session 1 features Kate Swaffer as she outlines a pathway of support which includes rehabilitation and disability support for all people with dementia.  Session 2 feautres Monica Cations who explored the perspectives of health professionals to understand key barriers to delivery of rehabilitation to this group and identify strategies for change.  She discussed how health professionals can change their understanding of dementia care to embrace rehabilitation as a means to deliver a more proactive and continuous care pathway. 1hr07min. Last reviewed November 2018.

March 28, 2019 from 2:30-3:30 pm  in RM LWR 1003 in L.R. Wilson Hall at McMaster University. Join Emilie Raymond or Universite Laval for this presentation.  To learn more click here.

January 29, 2019 from 1-2pm in RM LWR 1003 in L.R. Wilson Hall at McMaster University. Join Alisa Grigorovich, CIHR Health System Impact Postdoctoral Fellow Toronto Rehabilitation Institute -UHN for this presentation discussing her work.  To learn more click here.

Thursday, Feb. 7th, 2019 from 11:45am - 4:00pm at the Ramada Kingston Hotel & Conference Centre this free expo is intended for Health Care Providers working with stroke survivors and caregivers across the continuum of care in the KFL&A area.  Lunch is provided and attendees will have an opportunity to network and learn about community agencies, programs and services that provide support to stroke survivors and their families. Register by Feb. 1st 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.

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