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Centre for Studies in Aging and Health,
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May 2018
Dear Colleagues,
In celebration of Spring's long-awaited arrival and the tradition of spring cleaning we were inspired to put together a reading list of open source resources entitled " Later Life Hoarding & Diogenes Syndrome" to help raise awareness of these problems and ways to address them.

In support of National Hospice Palliative Care Week (May 6-12) please consider upcoming CHPCA educational opportunities in June.  Below we are pleased to share updates from member organizations, upcoming events and news about funding opportunities. 

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SHKN, CSAH Team and Partners

Age Friendly Communities (AFC)

Congratulations to the 40 communities who received  Ontario Age-Friendly Community Recognition Awards
The Ministry of Seniors Affairs also recently announced the Seniors Community Grant Program: Capacity Building Stream Recipients 2017-19  which included some great examples of AFC initiatives. To learn more click here.

Alzheimer Society of Ontario

ASO's Felicia White will be presenting a webinar in partnership brought to you by the Ontario Age-Friendly Communities (AFC) Outreach Program entitled "Building a Stronger More Inclusive Ontario Part 1: Understanding the link between Age Friendly and Dementia Friendly Communities" on May 17th from 1-2pm EDT.  Join us to learn more about the Dementia Friendly Communities approach, linkages to Age-Friendly Communities and how to include these practices within your current work.


Different Apps for Different Chaps: New Technologies in SLP Intervention - May 14-15, 2018
Baycrest Health Sciences invites you to see how apps and technology can enhance your clinical practice in this two-day conference focusing on the use of technology in communication and swallowing rehabilitation with presenters Swathi Kiran and Megan Sutton. To learn more click  here. 

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Women and Dementia: Understanding sex/gender differences in the brain 
Join  Gillian Einstein  for this webinar on  May 9, 2018 from 12-1pm  EDT that will cover understanding sex and gender, sex differences in Alzheimer's disease, how the highest number of women with AD may be due to both, and a discussion of the role of estrogens in the health or brain regions associated with Alzheimer's Disease. Register  here .

Centre for Studies in Aging & Health

May 25th from 8:30am to 4:30pm at Providence Care Hospital join us for " Empowering Older Adults: Opportunities & Possibilities". Topics for this years conference include social isolation, poverty and age-friendly communities. Keynote speaker. Dr. Parmiinder Raina will speak to these themes as he shares his findings from the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging. Register  here.

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF)

Call for Letters of Intent
ONF in partnership with Rick Hansen Institute has announced new funding opportunities in areas of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) research focused on three key SCI health issues, urohealth, neuropathic pain and pressure ulcers.
The guidelines for submitting a Letter of Intent are available  here .

Application Deadline is July 1, 2018

RGPs of Ontario

Wednesday May, 23rd 2018 at the Holiday Inn Toronto-Yorkdale join the RGPs of Ontario for their Annual Conference "Competency Framework for Interprofessional Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment ."  Registration details are available here.

Senior Friendly Care 

Registration is now open  for "Senior Friendly Care (sfCare) and the Senior Friendly Seven (SF7): Building more connected care for frail seniors" an intersectoral conference on May 24th, 2018, 8:30 am-4:30 pm at the Holiday Inn, Yorkdale, Toronto. Registration details coming soon. To learn more or register click here .

Monthly Reading List

This month's reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to later life hoarding and diogenes syndrome.

Upcoming National, Provincial and Regional Events

May 1
May 1
Adaptive Leadership in a Changing World
May 2
32nd Annual Geriatric Medicine Refresher Day
May 3-5
2nd Canadian Musculoskeletal Conference
May 7-8
Mastering Difficult Conversations in Elder Care Workshop
May 7 - Jun 3
Intimacy & Sexual Behaviour Among Older Adults in Long Term Care
May 9
Women and Dementia: Understanding sex/gender differences in the brain
May 13-16
Canadian Association for Neuroscience - 12th Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting
May 14-18
International Making Cities Livable 55th Conference
May 15
Consent & Capacity Part 1
May 17
5th Annual PERFORM Centre Research Conference: Technology and Health
May 17
Building a Stronger More Inclusive Ontario Part 1: Understanding the Link Between Age Friendly and Dementia Friendly Communities
May 17
The Gap in Health Care in Ontario: What is Needed and how the gap Increases Falls
May 23
2018 RGPs of Ontario Annual Conference
May 24
sfCare Intersectoral Conference
May 24-26
Indigenous Health Conference - Walking Together
May 25
Empowering Older Adults: Opportunities & Possibilities
May 29-31 2018 CAHSPR Conference
May 31 Building a Stronger and More Inclusive Ontario Part 2: Understanding the link between Age-Friendly and Compassionate Communities
June 11-12
4th Canadian Fall Prevention Conference
June 14-16
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference - 2018 Learning Institute
June 20-22 Promoting Healthy Brain Aging and Preventing Dementia Conference
July 4-8
Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science Conference 2018
Aug 8-10
International Federation on Ageing

Ontario Centres of Excellence

Building on the success of the theme Better Care Closer to Home, a third round of funding to address the following issues is now open:
  • Client and Care Team Communication - Solutions that change how clients and caregivers communicate with their care team
  • Continuity of Care Providers - Solutions that improve logistics and routing to allow home and community care providers to better match staff skills, competencies and availability with client needs
  • Support Clients to Live Independently - Solutions that enable older adults and home care clients to age in place and live independently
Deadline to apply is May 7th, 2018. For more information click here.

The IFA is requesting articles on housing in relation to age-friendly environments for the Spring 2018 Age-Friendly Innovation Exchange (AFIX) newsletter. To contribute to the 3rd edition of the AFIX newsletter please submit your housing article (no more than 300 words) by  May 11th, 2018 to Jessica Rochman-Fowler at

The Chang School's Programs for 50+
The Chang School's Programs for 50+ is seeking participants for a research study aimed towards understanding how unpaid caregivers use Internet-based technology to promote social inclusion. The study invites informal, unpaid caregivers such as family members, friends, and neighbours who assist with an individual's daily living activities to participate. Please share this opportunity with your networks. To express interest in participating or for more information please email Dalia Hanna,

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