Through a new partnership between Age Friendly Edmonton and AHS, an exciting new program has been developed with seniors in mind. This innovative program creates opportunities for seniors to socialize, learn new skills and stay connected through interactive phone-based social and health programming, free of charge: Seniors’ Centre without Walls.
I can’t recall where I came across this document, I have this bad habit of emailing myself links to things I want to share here, but often forget to include where or why I stumbled across it…
Important to share, regardless of source, is this interesting read: Promising Practices in Long-Term Care: Ideas Worth Sharing. As this short book will confirm, excellent ideas on how to ensure that high-quality long-term care (residential care housing and caring for the elderly and some younger people with serious disabilities) is available to fit all needs and the resources exist to fund high quality care that respects the needs of residents, families, workers, and managers.
Please do share this document with your peers!
NursingLinks.ca provides valuable resources for nurses in Canada, the goal of their website is to become Canada’s premier provider of continuing education for nurses. They offer links to several workshops and education opportunities (such as pediatric potpourri, anxiety & depression, and the therapeutic use of medical cannabis) by province. Check them out here!
Therapeutic Recreation Month is almost upon us! In the hope of bringing together the best works I could find, as well as a few items I’ve put together myself, may I present to you the TR Month Resource eBook!
Help Save Stan is an annual event at which students participate in interprofessional health team simulations and learning scenarios in a safe, but realistic environment. Students work with peers from a variety of healthcare disciplines and institutions using their combined skills and interprofessional communication to ensure proper care and safety for their patients.
Join in on the learning March 10th, 2018!
The Government of Alberta is providing Mental Health Commission of Canada training free of charge to strengthen the addiction and mental health system in Alberta.
Scrolling through FaceBook this morning, I came across a video that a friend had shared about a pretty amazing water park in San Antonio, Texas.
Take a look at what these incredible people have designed and created: Inspiration Island, an inclusive water park along with air powered wheelchairs for its visitors that are waterproof! Check out the New York Times video on FaceBook and this story on CNN.
I do apologize, as I can’t recall where I obtained this list, however, it should be shared!
FaceBook pages which may be of interest for Recreation/Activity Professionals:
A resource I’ve been interested in for awhile now is Cyber Seniors. From their website: Building on the award-winning film and high school community service project, Cyber-Seniors is a non-profit organization that encourages tech-savvy youth to put their knowledge to good use by mentoring older adults in technology.
Stemming from my previous post regarding the Music Care Conference, I wanted to mention two education opportunities: