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.

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.

In part 4 of this article, it explains how music can help older adults who experience Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and/or loneliness to alleviate symptoms and boost their mood. Music therapy is beneficial for everyone of all ages and it can create a positive impact on mental health. 7 parts. Last reviewed August 2018.

Thursday, November 1st from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT) located at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) in Waterloo, Ontario. This event is a 1-day workshop intended for community members, family care partners, team members at home care/service organizations, and those providing support at long-term care and retirement homes. Click here to register.

Tuesday, September 25th from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT) located at the Village of Wentworth Heights in Hamilton, Ontario. This event is a 1-day workshop intended for community members, family care partners, team members at home care/service organizations, and those providing support at long-term care and retirement homes. To register, click here.

Navigating the Trends of Brain Injury on Thursday Oct. 18th from 8am-5pm and Evidence-Based Treatment for Persistent Concussion/mTBI on Friday Oct. 19th 8am-1:30pm at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre.  This conference is geared towards people living with the effects of ABI including family members/caregivers, case managers, legal professionals, occupational therapists, physicians and nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists, researchers and speech and language pathologists.  Click here for more information and to register.

September 25, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 pm EDT. Join presenter Peter Block as he speaks to the concept of a neighbourly economy and building 'Abundant Community' in neighbourhoods to support positive health outcomes, better distributed wealth and engaging children, seniors and neighbours in creating an educating neighbourhood.  For more information or to register click here.

The Caregiver Support Framework is a resource for healthcare providers to use in leading collaborative improvement plans with clients and caregivers. The Logic Model’s Vision, Objectives, and the Five Main Elements can be used to guide, plan and measure the impact of specific caregiver support activities such as, peer education, caregiver training, and respite programs. 11 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

This webpage showcases innovative examples from municipalities, seniors’ associations and developers.  Last reviewed July 2018.
 

This video is a recording of a webinar presented by Dianna Drascic and Karuna Brandy on June 26, 2018. It explores the concept of how grief can be part of our ongoing lives that may begin at diagnosis or the first presentation of symptoms and continues to death and beyond, along with strategies to incorporate this grief into our lives and to use it to thrive. Watch now by clicking here.

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