Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - This series of a 3 webinars for healthcare workers. Speakers will introduce healthcare workers to Self Care Strategies. The speakers will be psychogeriatric resource consultants: Thérèse Lawlor, Charlene Marshall and Tony Schembri.
While strategies are in place to support aging offenders within Correctional Service Canada (CSC) institutions, relatively little attention has been directed towards understanding their community reintegration. Due to a combination of unique and complex health needs, as well as the stigma of incarceration, aging offenders face a plethora of barriers and challenges when transitioning from a correctional institution to community (Williams & Abraldes, 2007; Higgins & Severson, 2009; Maschi, Morrissey & Leigey, 2013). In order to help overcome the challenges, solutions are being implemented at various scales to ease the reintegration process; however, there is a need for additional support from both government and community stakeholders alike.
Thursday, September 24, All-day event -Join us as we celebrate Arts and Aging Day Canada – a day devoted to highlighting arts-based activities for older adults across the sector.
We invite you to share your organization’s arts activities, creations and experiences through social media. From choirs to poetry, visual arts to dance, we want to highlight all the ways the arts are engaging and supporting Canadian older adults, both in-person, and virtually. This day is a great opportunity for you to learn from colleagues across the country and find new ideas to bring back to your own workplace.
Wednesday, October 7, 12 pm Eastern -Health Literacy refers to a person’s ability to access, understand and act on health related information. The complexity of the message and the health professional’s ability to communicate clearly are important contributing factors.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern - This webinar will help you nurture an inclusive community among LTC residents and team members, even in the age of COVID-19. Presenters will share practical and quick steps you can take right now, without spending hours planning and preparing. Participants will receive a copy of the Embracing Diversity: A Toolkit for Supporting Inclusion in Long-Term Care Homes in the mail.
Thursday, September 10, 2020, 2:30 - 3:30 pm Eastern - This free webinar will share findings from research to help chefs and nutrition managers working in Long-Term Care to create meals that are more nutritious for residents.
Thursday, August 20, 2020, 2 - 3 pm Eastern - This webinar will offer students and health-care professionals practical approaches and leading practices to support the direct health-care providers who care for individuals with challenging responsive behaviours, focusing specifically on sleep disorders and dementia.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 12 p.m. Eastern - While there is a large body of research to demonstrate the importance of culturally competent care for supporting the health and well-being of older LGBTQ persons, home care providers in Canada continue to receive little education in this regard. Consequently, providers may lack the needed awareness and skills to recognize and support older LGBTQ persons when providing care to this community.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 12 - 1 p.m. Eastern - brainXchange, Alzheimer Society of Canada and the CCNA proudly present: Ageism’s influence on how older people are viewed and how they view themselves. In this webinar, we will discuss age stereotypes and ageism from a number of perspectives. First, we will review how ageist portrayals of older people permeate the media. Second, we will present the content of age stereotypes and discuss how they lead to ageist behavior and how this can affect how older people view themselves. Last, we will touch upon implications for how people living with dementia are likely stigmatized and also suggest ways to mitigate age stereotypes and ageist behaviour.
Two Events: Monday, July 6th, 12:00 pm and Monday, July 13th, 12:00 pm - Falling Through the Cracks: Greg’s Story is a short film on Greg Price’s journey through the healthcare system. The 30 minute film gives a glimpse of who Greg was and focuses on the events of his healthcare journey that ended in his unexpected and tragic death. In spite of the sadness of Greg’s Story, the message of the film is intended to inspire positive change and improvement in the healthcare system.