Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Falls and Neurological Disorders", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Initiative, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Bruyère Research Institute, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Regional Geriatrics Program, Senior Friendly Hospitals, information about Change Day Ontario, National Bereavement Day and a platform grant from the Brain Foundation Canada as well as a listing of upcoming events. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together)
FREE exercise classes for seniors who wish to improve strength, balance and flexibility regardless of their current ability level.  The program can help increase fitness levels, reduce social isolation and keep older adults on their feet.  No registration required. Call 613-634-0130 or 1-800-301-0076 for more information. Programs for Stroke Recovery, Parkinson's / Multiple Sclerosis and Arthritis are also offered in Kingston.

Free Fall Prevention Programs for People 65+
These 12 week programs include information on how to lower risk of falls and include an exercise component focused on balance and strength, Upcoming program locations and dates are listed below. Registration is required at the first session.
Call 613-634-0130 ext. 3414. or 1-800-301-0076 for more information

Your invited to the Alzheimer Society's Holiday Open House on Tuesday, December 5th from 1-4pm at 400 Elliott Ave. Unit 4, Kingston.  Snacks, refreshments, music, fun and friends. All are welcome! Call 613-544-3078 or 1-800-266-7516 for more information.

Join Sharon Lewis, Education and Support Coordinator with the Alzheimer Society of KFL&A on Dec 6th from 1-3pm at the Airheart Conference Room at Lennox & Addington County General Hospital to discuss the joys and challenges of supporting someone living with dementia.  Bring your questions!  Please RSVP 613-354-3301 ext 203 or kim@landahospice.ca

January 23, 2018 from 1-2pm EST join host Mark Cabaj while he talks with Micael Quinn Patton, one of the world's greatest evaluation pioneers and author of "Principles-Focused Evaluation: The GUIDE". Register here.

In collaboration with the Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat, Elder Abuse Ontario and Western University invite you to be part of a provincial initiative to engage our citizens in challenging social norms and encouraging bystander interventions in support of at-risk seniors.

To protect your older adult, we explain how to spot warning signs of elder abuse across the 6 types of abuse. Even if your older adult doesn’t recognize what’s happening or can’t speak for themselves, you’ll know when something suspicious is going on. We also share recommendations on organizations you can contact for help.

This guide was designed to provide a thorough understanding of the latest smart home technology, and suggestions for specific software and devices that can be incorporated into a home to accommodate each of seven of the most common types of disabilities: hearing difficulty, vision difficulty, speech/language difficulty, cognitive difficulty or memory loss, ambulatory difficult, arthritis, and self-care/independent living difficulty.

If you or a loved one struggle with daily home living due to a disability, this guide will offer inspiration and actionable advice for opportunities to make your home life more comfortable and convenient through use of the latest smart home technology.

Bone Fit™ is an evidence-informed exercise training workshop, designed for healthcare professionals and exercise practitioners to provide training on the most appropriate, safe and effective methods to prescribe and progress exercise for people with osteoporosis. The course is presented in two parts: 3 online self-learning modules and an interactive workshop. These modules MUST be completed prior to the workshop, to ensure that everyone attending has common baseline knowledge to build from. The workshop is led by our Lead Trainer, Judi Laprade, B.A., B.Sc.P.T., M.Sc., Ph.D, Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. Upcoming workshops scheduled in various locations across Ontario staring November 2017 until Mary 2018. Please see the pdf flyer for details.

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