Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 1:30-2:30 PM EDT. Last year was the Fall Prevention campaign’s most successful year to date. This panel style webinar presentation will host five presenters from four initiatives that took place across the country in November 2017, which focused on fall prevention activities from system level changes to local public facing events. Emily PowellRaili QuathamerKim FurlongMegan Oakey, and Samantha Bruin, are all key individuals who were crucial in the success of these events. They are here to share their stories, experiences, lessons learned and practical advice for future fall prevention month events, large and small. Please join for this free interactive webinar! Register here.

This report presents key findings on physical, mental, and social aspects of aging using data collected from 50,000 Canadians aged 45-85. It highlights insights related to: physical and psychological health, loneliness and social isolation, caregiving and care receiving, transportation and mobility, work and retirement, physical function, disability and falls, lesbian, gay and bisexual aging, and lifestyle and behaviour, among others. 210 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

June 8 - 9 2018 at Brescia University College. This conference is an annual learning and networking event for senior fitness instructors, volunteers, health promoters, students and other individuals who work with community-dwelling older adults. The event includes a mix of active and informative sessions including: practical applications of recent research, tips for safe exercise for older adults, and modifications for all levels of abilities. To learn more or to register click here.

The authors aimed to characterize the emerging construct of resilience as it pertains to physical health in older adults and to identify gaps and opportunities to advance research in this area. 7 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

The aim of the cohort study described in this article was to explore the relationship between resilience, frailty and quality of life in orthopedic rehabilitation patients. The authors found that resilience and quality of life are positive predictors of functional status at discharge. 8 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This article discusses the authors findings as well as that resilience is dynamic and can be fostered to support well-being throughout the lifespan. 10 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

Thursday, July 5th from 2-3PM EDT.  Join Dr. Steve Robinovitch for this webinar which will discuss new technologies being developed to predict, detect and prevent falls and fall-related injuries in long term care environments. Participants will learn how real life data, acquired through networks of video camers and with wearable sensors is being used to predict falls and explore low cost solutions for fall prevention including flooring, fall mats, padded furniture and wearable protective gear. Register here.

Tuesday, June 19 from 12-1 PM EDT. Join this webinar as Jordana Maisel and Brittany Perez give a presentation about inclusive design and age-friendly communities. Inclusive design is becoming a higher priority across municipalities due to the increasing societal focus on preventative health outcomes, community participation and engagement, and an aging population. Register here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to aging, technology and gerontechnology. Themes include:

  • user perspectives and preferences
  • adoption
  • use to support function
  • use to support aging in place
  • use to support persons with cognitive impairment and dementia
  • use to support informal caregivers
  • issues around access and equity

This article describes the development of a home based wheelchair skills training program delivered using a computer tablet that was designed using a participatory action design with older adults.

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