The National Institute on Ageing (NIA) is launching consultations on a National Seniors Strategy. They want to hear directly from you. The ideas, feedback and comments from the general public and stakeholders on this consultation document will inform an updated version of their National Seniors Strategy which will be presented to the elected government. Consultations close November 1st, 2019. Participate in the consultation here.

Canada's first national dementia strategy sets out a vision for the future and identifies common principles and national objectives to help guide actions by all levels of government, non-governmental organizations, communities, families and individuals. The actions undertaken to achieve the strategy's national objectives may evolve over time, but every action will bring Canada closer to the vision of a Canada in which all people living with dementia and caregivers are valued and supported, quality of life is optimized, and dementia is prevented, well understood, and effectively treated.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Active Aging”, the latest sagelink blog, a listing of upcoming events, as well as opportunities and updates from AGE-WELL, Behavioural Supports Ontario, BrainXchange, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, CIHR, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, Institute for Life Course & Aging, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program, Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, Public Health Agency of Canada, Queen’s University Continuing Professional Development, Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, Seniors Health Knowledge Network and Weston Brain Institute.

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This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of resources related to falls and older adults. Topics include considerations regarding balance training, cognition, dementia, diabetes, fear of falling, mental health, multiple sclerosis, nutrition, obesity, orthostatic hypotension, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and traumatic brain injury. 4 pages. Last reviewed October 2019.

October 29th, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join Drew Mitchell, the Director of Physical Literacy for the Sport for Life Society as he discusses opportunities to develop physical literacy in an older adult population. To learn more and register click here.

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join Dr. Peter Butt as he discusses recommended low-risk drinking guidelines for older adults, as well as prevention, screening and treatment recommendations from the upcoming guidelines. To learn more or to register, click here.

Oct. 29. 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenters Dr. Arne Stinchcombe and Dr. Kimberley Wilson as they describe the socio-historical context of LGBTQ+ older adults in Canada and highlight some of the findings from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). There will be a particular focus on data showing health disparities among sexual minority participants and the importance of social networks and implications for policy and practice. To learn more or to register click here.

November 7, 2019 from 1-2PM EST. Join presenter Dr.Janet Fast as she presents on how caregivers are n important part of AGE-WELL's community - from participating in projects to providing advice at the network level. To learn more and to register click here,

Oct. 23rd, 2019 from 9am to 7pm EST at McGill.  This edition of the PATH symposium will (i) engage researchers, clinicians, educators, and trainees from a variety of disciplines including Kinesiology, Geriatric Medicine, Human Nutrition, and Endocrinology & Metabolism; and (ii) showcase emerging musculoskeletal health and aging research through a series of presentations. Learn more or register here.

Oct. 2, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. This webinar will provide participants with an introduction to LGBTQ2+ inclusion in health and social services, with a particular emphasis on shifting organizational culture, and bringing LGBTQ2+ inclusion into your everyday practice. Register here.

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