March 30 - April 1 at the Toronto Congress Centre. The Ontario Long Term Care Association & Ontario Retirement Communities Association are hosting this convention & trade show. It is Canada's largest gathering of long-term care and retirement home professionals. With more than 1,200 delegates and over 250 exhibitors, this year's event will feature exception keynote speakers and educational session that cover a range of hot topics in both the long-term care and retirement community sectors. Registration is now open and early-bird rates are available until February 14. For more information, please visit the conference website.
Nov. 20th from 2-4pm EST at the Good Companions Seniors' Centre, Ottawa. Join Dr. Neil Thomas of the Bruyère Memory Program as he presents his research about data, technology and how sensors can help support people with dementia. For more information 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.
September 19, 2019 from 12-1PM EST join presenter Sarah Gibbens and Susan Bacque as they discuss a co-design project aimed at developing educational resources for family/friend caregivers of older adults living with frailty. To learn more or to register click 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.