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.

Social Capital & Older Age

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to building and/or maintaining social capital in older age. Topics include:

  • benefits
  • interventions
  • relationship between social capital and cognitive function
  • relationship between social capital and health
  • personal strategies utilized by those with intellectual disabilities
  • restrictions in those with chronic disease
  • social participation in those with vision loss
  • how age-friendly communities can foster social participation

2 pages. Last reviewed Nov. 2018.

 

Name of Committee: Toronto Seniors Strategy Accountability Table 

Population: 2,731,571

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Name of Committee: Older Adult Advisory Committee

Population: 61,735

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Shut-In? Impact of Chronic Conditions on Community Participation Restriction Among Older Adults

This research article reviews community participation restriction in adults 50 years and older with condition-associated burden across a number of variables. 11 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

A Population Study of Correlates of Social Participation in Older Adults with Age-Related Vision Loss

The objective of this study was to examine the personal characteristics, disease-related impairment variables, such as activity limitations and environmental factors as correlates of social participation in older adults with vision loss. The investigators utilized the WHO's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Model. 11 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

AFC Communities in Western Ontario

Population: 133,113

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AFC Communities in Northern Ontario

Name of Committee: Fort Frances Age-friendly Committee

Population: 7,739

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The AFC work is led by a community based organization/network. The community is currently working on implementing the tasks of their Action Plan. Their focus areas are transportation, isolation/inclusion and assistive living.

AFC Communities in Eastern Ontario

Name of Committee: Seniors Advisory Committee

Population: 13,150

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Program Description

The AFC work is led by municipal staff. South Glengarry is currently working on implementing their AFC Action Plan.

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