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.

April 9th from 12-1PM EST. Join presenters Carole Estabrooks, Kelli Stajduhar and Matthias Hoben as they discuss the Seniors - Adding Life to Years (SALTY) project. Learn more and register here.

April 10, 2019 from 12-1 PM EST.  Join presenter Patrick Rooney, PhD Candidate as he discusses the fundamentals of behavioural research; insights from behavioural science to help shape workplaces, processes and interactions and specific examples aimed at nudging better outcomes in healthcare. Register here.

May 16, 2019 from 1:30-2:30 PM EST. Join presenters, Peter Tanuseputro, MD and Julie Lapenskie, MScAH as they focus on ethnic, linguistic, Two Spirit LGBTQ+, and immigrant minority populations in Ontairo LTC homes.  To learn more or to register click here.

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

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