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.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Sept. 26-27 2019 at the Delta Marriott Toronto Airport. Check frailtyconference.ca for programme, speaker and registration details.

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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This checklist identifies environmental adaptations for seniors that could help prevent accidents and enhance independent living at home. Guidelines on how to hire a reputable contractor are included.

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.

Tues. Sept. 10, 2019 from 12-1PM EST join presenter Dr. Joanne Ho on the topic of safe prescribing in older adults.  Learning objectives of this session include: to understand some of the barriers to deprescribing, a practical approach to deprescribing, tools available to assist in deprescribing, and an opportunity to work through a deprescribing case. To register click here

September 19, 2019 from 12-1PM EST join presenter Sarah Gibbens and Susan Bacque as they discuss a co-design project aimed at developing educational resources for family/friend caregivers of older adults living with frailty. To learn more or to register click here.

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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