Monday December 4th from 12-2pm ET join Alfred Spencer as he discusses ideas and tools to move towards a culture of accessibility. Register here.

Thurs. Nov. 30th 1-2pm EST. Join Dr's Hitzig and Mirza for this webinar presentation about their work to better understand the issues impacting older Chinese adults living in the Kensington-Chinatown Neighborhood (KCN) including a multi-phase needs assessment and the development an action plan to make the KCN more age-friendly. The aim of the resulting action plan is to serve as a platform to support age-friendly initiatives aimed at reducing social isolation in older Chinese adults living in the KCN. For more information and to register click here.

Nov. 20 & 21, Toronto at the BMO Institute for Learning this conference brings together people working in a variety of sectors across the province of Ontario to learn and share experience s and strategies for building healthy, sustainable and resilient communities.  For more information click here.

The South East Ontario Regional Integrated Fall Prevention & Management Strategy invites you to join us in a celebration of the launch of this FREE 14 month calendar supported by the Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Initiative on Friday November 17th from 1:30-3pm at Founders Hall in the new Providence Care Hospital. There will be refreshments, information about community organizations, draw prizes and more.  Everyone is welcome!  If your organization is interested in donating a prize or distributing calendars please contact Julia Miller at julia.miller@queensu.ca.

Tamarak is hosting this 3 day event in Kitchener, Ontario on November 6-8th 2017 to share the latest engagement techniques to enhance your capacity to inform, consult, involve and partner with people in building better communities. To learn more or to register, click here.

Aging.com is a resource to help seniors and their families learn more about the specifics of planning for their later years.  They've provided facts(American based), on how to continue enjoying a long, healthy life as well as ways to reduce the risks of falling.

On November 23rd at the National Institute on Ageing at Ryerson University, this conference brings together experts, thought leaders, practitioners and delegates to "widen the lens" to look at the models, practices and stakeholders that will be need to support older adults to age in place. A varietyof age-friendly perspectives will be explored.

This paper examines specific intergeneraional and family dimensions of the immigrant experience in Canada, generally, and in particular, the Region of Peel, Ontario. This analysis is organized around the concept of lifespan or lifecycle groups.  A section on the migration stresses faced by couples is also included. 

This paper analyses the views of refugees and migrants1 who participated in The Forum’s activities between September 2013 and June 2014, and finds that loneliness and isolation are the major challenges that they face in the UK. Loneliness is extremely prevalent among migrants and refugees. Feeling of loneliness is associated with increased morbidity and mortality and reduced quality of life.

Late in life immigrants are often at risk of psychological stress, and social isolation because of language barriers, small social networks, and cultural differences from their host society. It has been noted that the social networks of those who migrate late in life tend to be very limited. The present study suggests that better family relation, social networking, financial support, and accessing health care would be the key to address the problem.

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