This fantastic resource was shared with me through the grapevine. Though it is only a weekly snapshot of the working document, I thought that it would be of use to those that work in the community. A should out to Anissa L., the creator of this document, for sharing it with the masses!
Download the Word Doc here: Free Outings
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.
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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!
If you missed the chance to sign up for the Understanding Dementia MOOC through the University of Tasmania last year, here is another opportunity!
From their website: Understanding Dementia is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), offering university-quality education about the latest in dementia research and care. This free course provides an opportunity to engage with the perspectives of an international community, without requiring exams or assignments.
Join the course here: Understanding Dementia
In this 2 week course, learn how to help people with Alzheimer’s disease live as well as possible with practical tips and advice.
From their website: In this course you’ll find out how to encourage and enjoy such wonderful moments. You’ll get practical tips to ease the daily struggles of Alzheimer’s for those living with it, and those helping them. Ultimately you will learn how to look beyond the challenges of the disease and focus on creating the best possible life for those living with Alzheimer’s.
Join the course here: Future Learn
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!
From their website:
January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.
In an effort to raise caregiver’s voice during this recognized month, Carers Canada and the Canadian Home Care Association are seeking friends and family members who care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia to share their experience by completing a private and secure on-line survey. Their survey should take about 15 minutes to complete.
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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!
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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!
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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.
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