Good day TR friends! Apologies for such a gap in posts, what a whirlwind the last 6 months have been! Sadly, there have been some opportunities that I had wanted to share, but they have since come and gone – I am still going to post these items, as they may prove to be a connection point for those that are interested in the information.
Wow, what a whirlwind of a month! Like me, can you believe its almost July?!
Well, that means that I should empty out the inbox again… So here is a mash-up of things that I came across and wanted to share:
Good evening TR friends – I’ve got another jam-packed list for you again this month!
Quite often when I come across interesting or relevant information, I email it to myself, thinking, ‘I’ll add that to the blog later’… But when it comes time to add a new post or information, I often struggle with organization and maintaining fresh, up to date, dynamic content. Any bloggers out there who want to offer some friendly advice, I’m all ears!
So today, I’m going to post a LONG one in an attempt to clean out my inbox!
I know, I know… It’s not even really spring yet and here I am talking about October… But you want me to mention this… In my random searches, I came across what will be perhaps the most inspiring set of keynote speakers coming together at one conference, and I figured the world would want to know about it!
Local Education: Designed for volunteers and community members, the Light Up Your Life Tri-Community Palliative/Hospice and Continuing Care Society and the Good Samaritan Care Centres (Spruce Grove & Stony Plain) are providing a Palliative Care 2-Day Program.
Topics: What is Palliative Care, Communication, Family Dynamics, Spirituality, Approaching the End Stage of Life, Coping with Loss and Grief, Using What I have Discovered, and Self Care.
Dates: May 5 & 12, 2018
Registration deadline is April 27th – call 780-962-8503.
Local Event: On May 12th at Holy Trinity Catholic Church join in for a Ladies Night Out Fashion Show – featuring local vendors and entertainment by Bare ‘n Von Hair! Click the poster for more details!
National Volunteer Week (NVW) is a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers. I’d love to hear how your facility is celebrating this April 15 – 21st, comment below!
While searching around for education opportunities, I came across an incredible document that has been put together by the AHS Edmonton Zone and the University of Alberta (I think!). It may very well be the most comprehensive listing I’ve seen to date!
1) I don’t have to be musically inclined in order to use aspects of music in care.
2) Every caregiver, professional or not, can implement aspects of music during care (see point #1).
Out of the many, these were my two biggest take-homes from the Level One session.
You know that guy? Butterfly care homes. Dementia care matters.
To be honest, I’m still processing it all. I am incredibly inspired, yet I already feel defeated. Creating a change of culture takes such dedication I wonder if I am up for the task, I know I want to be part of the change (and not just in dementia care). I did ask him how it is that we navigate being the push against the current quality of care in care facilities.