Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Speech, Language & Hearing in Older Age” as well as updates from AGE-WELL, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Bruyere, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, Institute for Life Course & Aging, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto and Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA).

Information about funding opportunities and calls for abstracts from the Canadian Association on Gerontology and Canadian Frailty Network are included.  A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

On March 4th, 2019 Dr. John Puxty provided this in-person/webinar presentation targeted towards the practicing clinician with a focus on assisting them in appreciating the importance of recognizing frailty in older adults, identifying practical methods for flagging and assessing frailty and its commonly associated contributing factors and improving awareness about evidence-based strategies to reduce and manage frailty. Watch the video recording here.

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.

Thurs. Mar. 21 from 12-1PM EST join presenter Sharon Koehn PhD for this free webinar as she discusses the two phases of the Building Trust project. To learn more or to register click here.

Friday, March 15, 2019, 12 – 1 pm ET join presenters Jennifer Zelmer, Paul L’Archevêque and Erik Sande for this webinar where they will discuss the key foundational concepts of value-based health care, share current activities in Canada including early lessons learned and more. Register here.

Wed. April 3, 2019 from 12-1PM EST join presenter Dr. Mohammad Auais as he discusses fear of falling prevalence among older adults; health consequences of fear of falling in the short and long terms, including physical disability; evaluating fear of falling and discussing some available outcome measures for clinical practice; and managing fear of falling. Register here.

March 5, 2019 from 12-1PM EST join Dr. Howard An as he discusses an approach to fever syndromes related to medications. Objectives include to understand the basic pathophysiology to a number of drug related syndromes and to develop an approach to management of drug fever syndromes. Register here

March 21, 2019 from 12-1PM EST join presenter Heidi Sveistrup, PhD as she presents the results of a multi-site study describing residents' engagement in a cycling activity when using an audio-visual multimedia system (Motiview) that stimulates cycling trips across various destinations worldwide. To learn more or to register click here.

March 29, 2019 from 12-1PM EST join speakers Ronaye Gilsenan, Rhonda Schwartz and Iris Gutmanis, as they discuss the process utilized to develop the survey and identify specific steps for site implementation. Register here.

Friday, March 29, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Dr.'s Marla Beauchamp, Lauren Griffith and Ayse Kuspinar as they provide an evidence-based synthesis of balance and mobility testing for fall risk assessment in older adults. They will provide an overview of clinical practice guidelines for assessing fall risk in older adults along with a practical synthesis of evidence to date.  They will highlight new results from the Canadian Longitudinal study on Aging (CLSA) that address important gaps in the current available evidence. Finally they will discuss ongoing efforts in research on fall risk assessment. Register here

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