FASTlinks is a series of web-based maps that display links for elder care services in South East Ontario organized into 10 common elder care domains. The 10 domains are organized by function, rather than disease diagnosis. FASTlinks was developed by the CSAH in collaboration with the Aging with Co-morbidities Network.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Osteoporosis & the Older Adult,” updates from the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Bruyere Research Institute, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Institute for Life Course & Aging, National Institute on Ageing, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program,Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto and Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

Information about funding opportunities from AGE-WELL, Alzheimer’s Drug Discover Foundation, Ontario Brain Institute and Weston Brain Institute are included.  A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

Insomnia Explanation

Learn about this common sleep problem in older adults, its causes and treatments. 

Sleep and Aging Explanation

This one-page handout explains the importance of sleep for older adults and provides some tips to getting a good night's rest. 

Vision Loss Explanation

Find out what changes to your vision you can expect as you get older. 

Colorectal Cancer Screening Explanation

Stretching Explanation

This document shows you several stretching exercises you can try at home. 

Social Networks and Income Explanation

This document can help you understand some of the questions your health care provider might ask you during an appointment. 

Normal Aging Explanation

Understand the difference between changes that are part of the normal aging process and those that are not. 

Medications Explanation

Learn what you should know about the medications that you take. 

Pages