Thursday, May 31 from 1-2 PM EST. Join presenters Julie Darnay and Deborah Sattler for this webinar where participants will learn how to a start Compassionate Community movement in their community, gain insights as to how Compassionate Community approaches can complement Age-Friendly and Dementia-Friendly initiatives and discuss opportunities for collective action. To learn more or to register click here.

Registration is now open! May 25, 2018 from 8:30am-4:30pm. The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care Hospital, Kingston, invites you to our 2018 conference which will focus on the topics of social isolation, poverty and age-friendly communities.  Keynote speaker, Dr. Parminder Raina will speak to these themes as he shares his findings from the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging.  See the event flyer for more details. A call for poster abstracts is now open. Register here.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Later Life Hoarding & Diogenes Syndrome", updates from Age-Friendly Communities Ontario Outreach Initiative, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Centre for Studies in Aging & Health, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Regional Geriatrics Program of Ontario and Senior Friendly Care.

Information about a call for submissions from the Age Friendly Innovation Exchange, an Ontario Centres for Excellence funding opportunity and information about a caregiver research study are included. A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

October 24-26, 2018 The Northwestern Ontario Palliative Care Conference is being held at the Arilane Hotel & Conference Centre, Thunder Bay. For conference information and registration click here.

October 18-20, 2018 The Canadian Assocation of Gerontology welcomes you to Vancouver, British Columbia for their 47th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting at Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. This multidisciplinary conference is intended for those interested in individual and population aging. To learn more or to register click here.

The authors examined the association of health status, social networks and resilience in community dwelling older adults living in rural and remote locations. 8 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This study aimed to examine whether perceived social support served as a possible protective factor of burden among caregivers of older adults in Singapore using moderation and mediation effects' models. 10 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This paper offers a conceptualization of resilience for advanced age (age 85+), a life stage currently under-researched. 10 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

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.

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