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.

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between self-compassion and psychological resilience in a sample of residents living in a sample of residents living in a continuing care retirement community. 16 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

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 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.

This framework from the AARP Foundation discusses way to understand isolation, risk factors, causes and consequences, interventions to reduce isolation, ways to measure isolation as well as further research needed.  52 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This publication discusses a study exploring the unique and important stories of older immigrants aging in Canada. 104 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This research to practice paper sought to examine older immigrants and factors which make them susceptible to isolation.12 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This document provides health and social service providers with current-evidence based approaches in the application of mental health promotion concepts and principles for older adults and is intended to support practitioners, caregivers and others involved in developing programs and incorporating best practice approaches to mental health promotion initiatives. 108 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

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