Canada's first national dementia strategy sets out a vision for the future and identifies common principles and national objectives to help guide actions by all levels of government, non-governmental organizations, communities, families and individuals. The actions undertaken to achieve the strategy's national objectives may evolve over time, but every action will bring Canada closer to the vision of a Canada in which all people living with dementia and caregivers are valued and supported, quality of life is optimized, and dementia is prevented, well understood, and effectively treated.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Abuse & Neglect of Older Adults”, the latest sagelink blog, a listing of upcoming events and opportunities and updates from AGE-WELL, Baycrest, Behavioural Supports Ontario, BrainXchange, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program, Ontario Community Support Association, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, SE Research Centre and Seniors Health Knowledge Network.

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November 22, 2019 from 8:30am to 12pm EST at York Region Public Health. The Step Ahead to Fall Prevention in Older Adults training program is for health care providers and caregivers providing care to older adults. The goal of this free training session is to increase knowledge, skills and awareness about the causes of falling and to recommend fall prevention strategies for the older adults whom health care providers and caregivers work with.

Topics covered include:

  • aging
  • ageism
  • learned helplessness
  • risk factors for falls
  • changing behavior through supportive coaching

The program is evidence based and utilizes current research, adult learning principals and best practices in fall prevention.

To register please contact Christine Grimbly at 1-877-464-9675 ext 74612
Email: Christine.Grimbly@york.ca

Oct. 23rd, 2019 from 9am to 7pm EST at McGill.  This edition of the PATH symposium will (i) engage researchers, clinicians, educators, and trainees from a variety of disciplines including Kinesiology, Geriatric Medicine, Human Nutrition, and Endocrinology & Metabolism; and (ii) showcase emerging musculoskeletal health and aging research through a series of presentations. Learn more or register here.

Oct. 2, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. This webinar will provide participants with an introduction to LGBTQ2+ inclusion in health and social services, with a particular emphasis on shifting organizational culture, and bringing LGBTQ2+ inclusion into your everyday practice. Register here.

Name of Committee: Age-Friendly Advisory Committee

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This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of resources related to active aging. Topics covered include physical activity, the role of cognition, social activity/participation, perceptions / models and critical reviews of the concept of active aging and volunteerism. 4 pages. Last reviewed September 2019.

October 1st, 2019 from 9:30-10:30 AM EST. The IFA and World Health Organization are pleased to present Dr. Islene Araujo De Carvalho for this webinar introducing the WHO Guideines for the Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) and illustrate its potential impact within the context of Age-Friendly Environments. To learn more or to register click here.

Tues. Sept. 24th, 2019 from 12-1PM EST join keynote Prof. Cristine Rego for this free wecast presentation.  The learning objectives for participants are to understand what Transgenerational (TGT) and Intergenerational trauma (IGT) is and how it impats on the older adults with substance use disorder (SUD); to know the complexities of TGT and IGT in older adults where this is a SUD; discuss culturally appropriate treatment options for older adults and to raise awareness of the impact of residential schools through initiaitves like Orange Shirt Day. No registration is required.  Login live via http://webcast.otn.ca/mywebcast/?id=138049554.

October 17, 2019 at the Conrad Grebel Centre for Peace Advancement in Waterloo, Ontario. This workshop will provide participants with simple, practical tools and approaches to building trust. Participants will be able to bring these back into their collaborative efforts and renew engagement and shared ownership.  To learn more or register click here.

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