You are a volunteer working with the elderly in some capacity

This checklist identifies environmental adaptations for seniors that could help prevent accidents and enhance independent living at home. Guidelines on how to hire a reputable contractor are included.

Friday November 29, 2019 from 8:30am - 3:30pm at Dog House Studios, Napanee. This conference features presenters, Dr. Jonathan Bertram, Jennifer Stratford, Darcy King McKay, Mike Barnes, Sgt. Brad Milburn and Eman Attallah. Topics discussed include anti-psychotics versus cannabis in the elderly, sexual intimacy, safety in community and listening as a caregiver to the stories of dementia. To learn more or to register, click here.

A number of educational opportunities are scheduled in South East Ontario to support volunteers, caregivers and health care professionals improve their ability to care for people with potentially life-limiting illness. To view the 2019-2020 calendar click here.

November 28, 2019 from 10am - 3pm at 200 Doug Duncan Dr., Newmarket. This workshop is for organizations, support staff, and family members looking to expand their communication toolbox to enhance support for individuals with a sensory loss and/or communication need. This interactive workshop will introduce experience tools, deepen participant understanding of how these tools relate to anticipation, reliving, retelling, and conceptual development and provide a hands on opportunity to develop an experience tool. To learn more or to register click here.

November 14, 2019 from 10am - 3pm at the Newmarket Community Centre. This interactive workshop will address sensory loss - characteristics and implications, total communication approach, communication systems, introduction ot sign language - signed exact English, simulations - interactive sensory loss simulations.  To learn more or to register click here.

Tues. Sept. 24th, 2019 from 12-1PM EST join keynote Prof. Cristine Rego for this free wecast presentation.  The learning objectives for participants are to understand what Transgenerational (TGT) and Intergenerational trauma (IGT) is and how it impats on the older adults with substance use disorder (SUD); to know the complexities of TGT and IGT in older adults where this is a SUD; discuss culturally appropriate treatment options for older adults and to raise awareness of the impact of residential schools through initiaitves like Orange Shirt Day. No registration is required.  Login live via http://webcast.otn.ca/mywebcast/?id=138049554.

September 7th at the Delki Dozzi Park. This walk is intended to help raise funds for Parkson Canada. For more information please see the pdf.

The Canadian Frailty Network is seeking individuals who would like to take part in a global Delphi survey that we are conducting in order to identify a set of common outcomes for frailty (e.g. mobility, mental health status, cardio/lung health). To learn more or to participate click here.

Wed. Aug. 14th, 2019 from 11am -12pm EST. Join presenter Patty Bordie, MPA for this free webinar, as she discusses resilience: the process of adapting well in the face of significant sources of distress plays an increasingly important role in successful aging. Learn more about ways aging network providers and community partners can support older adults in problem solving, preparing for challenges and cultivating this essential component for well-being across the lifespan. Click here for connection details.

June 19, 2019 from 2:30-3:30pm EST. Join presenters Kate Ducak & Emma Bender as they discuss intergenerational partnerships between long-term care (LTC) homes and secondary school students create opportunities to combat ageism, reduce negaive perceptions and improve well-being through positive experiences. Participants will understand the benefits of experiential learning placements in LTC for secondary school students, residents and team members; learn how to use Experiential Learning in LTC guidebook and online toolkit to support LTC homes and secondary schools in establishing meaningful and impactful partnerships; leave with practical strategies and resources to start or enhance your experiential learning partnerships.  To learn more or to register click here.

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