Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Suicide & the Older Adult", updates from AGE-WELL, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Aphasia Institute, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Bruyere Research Institute, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program,  Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto.

Information about a call for abstracts, as well as funding opportunities are included.  A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

November is fall prevention month and the perfect time for you and your staff to improve your fall prevention knowledge.  Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations among adults aged 65 and older in Canada.

November 30, 2018 from 12-1PM EDT. Join presenter Dr. Cathy Craven for this Beyond the Break webinar presentation.  For more details or the OTN link to join click here.

Thursday November 1, 2018 from 1-4pm EST this FREE virtual event will overview Assess & Restore interventions from across the continuum of care including successes and opportunities, strategies and key learnings from:

  • VON SMART Enhanced In-Home Program - Mississauga Halton LHIN
  • The Home Independence Program (HIP) - Central West LHIN
  • Virtual Ward and Community Enhanced Recovery Program - Central East LHIN
  • Enhanced Service Delivery: Geriatric Care Coordinator/Lead for Senior’s Clinical Pathway Development - North West LHIN
  • Enhancing Assess & Restore Capacity  - Central LHIN

Please join us for this free knowledge exchange event! 

Register online at: https://2018novrcaforumreg.eventbrite.ca

The Institute for Life Course & Aging is pleased to present the 2018-19 series.  All interested are welcome to attend in person at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at 246 Bloor St.

Specialized Geriatric Nursing Services and Senior Friendly Care: catching up, keeping up, and leading the way in a changing era. October 10, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Yorkdale, Toronto from 8am to 4pm. This conference will be of interest to clinicians, administrators and planners in acute care hospitals, public health, community services and long-term care. To learn more or to register click here.

The authors analyzed data from the Global Longitudinal Study of Osteoporosis in Women (GLOW) to examine when, where and how fractures occur in postmenopausal women. 6 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This article describes a prospective study investigating the relationship between lifestyle factors, particularly nutritional intake and the incidence of fall-related fragility fractures in postmenopausal women.  9 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This article discusses the hormonal action of Vitamin D and its effects on bone metabolism and control of obesity and diabetes.  23 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This publication provides an overview of what is known about osteoporosis in men.  Sex differences in treatment options are included. 4 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

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