Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Falls & Older Adults”, the latest sagelink blog, a listing of upcoming events, as well as opportunities and updates from 5th National Fall Prevention Conference, AGE-WELL, Baycrest, Behavioural Supports Ontario, BrainXchange, Bruyère, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, CIHR, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, Institute for Life Course & Aging, Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, Public Health Agency of Canada, Queen’s University Continuing Professional Development, Regional Geriatric Program of Ontario, Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, and Weston Brain Institute.

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Nov. 28, 2019 from 9-10 AM EDT. Join presenter Alana Officer, Team Lead for Healthy Ageing @ World Health Organization for this webinar that will provide an overview of:

  • how Age-Friently cities and communities fit into the Decade proposal
  • what are the implications for countries, cities and communities? 
  • how will progress be tracked
  • resources available for Global network members (guidance, good practice, affiliates, etc.)

To learn more or to register click here.

The Institute for Life Course and Aging offers a variety of online workshops for healthcare and other professionals who work with older adults.  A variety of topics are covered of the 2019-2020 period. For a full listing please click here.

Name of Committee: Age-Friendly Advisory Committee

Population: 3214

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This report from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation includes information on the latest available vacancy rates, rents and related data. 12 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

November 1-3, 2019 in Niagra Falls, Canada. The IFAs 15th Global Conference on Ageing, entitled “Rights Matter,” is an international platform to improve our understanding of age-friendly environments, to debate the solutions to address inequalities, to confront the reality of ageism, and to delve into what it means to enable the functional ability of an older person.  Driving the agenda of the world’s population ageing takes connected, engaged and interested delegates from all parts of the world. To learn more or to register click here.

Name of Committee: Cambridge Council on Aging

Population: 129,920

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The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health was pleased to host a Research and Innovation in Aging Forum webinar featuring Michael Nicin, Executive Director, National Institute on Ageing, Ryerson University. This included an introduction to the concept of social capital, a discussion of social capital and seniors in Toronto and suggestions for targeted solutions and opportunity to flag current gaps. 

This study established baseline information about quality of life for urban Aboriginal peoples using the mixed methods approach of Community-University Institute for Social Research. 40 pages. Last reviewed November, 2018.

Name of Committee: Toronto Seniors Strategy Accountability Table 

Population: 2, 731,571

Contact: Andrea Austen (Manager, Seniors Transition Office) Andrea.Austen@toronto.ca

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