STAFF EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
ENABLING CONNECTIONS PROJECT
(South Granville Seniors Centre & Partners)
“The four elements of the Enabling Connections program are: a tablet lending library, digital literacy mentoring, a virtual senior’s centre, and knowledge sharing with other organizations. The Enabling Connections project is focused on creating connections between individuals and creating a sense of community and mutual support, peer to peer.” Project launched May 6, 2021.
Press release here
LEADING FROM HOME: HOW TO MANAGE A VIRTUAL TEAM
“Tips and tricks for those making the pivot to remote work, with a special focus on leadership skills and effectively managing a virtual team… strengthen your skills needed to: manage and track team members’ tasks and workload virtually; keep everyone engaged and motivated; maintain strong communication, interactions, and service”
Date: June 24, 2021 10:00-11:00am PDT
DISCOVER THE POWER OF YOUR BREATH: EMPOWER YOURSELF TO OPTIMIZE YOUR HEALTH
(Jewish Seniors Alliance)
“…relax…ease pain…sleep better…Tianne Allan Tianne Allan specializes in pain care and the treatment of anxiety and insomnia…with different types of breathing.”
Listen and participate in the webinar here.
AGING WELL EDUCATION MATERIALS
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO AGE IN PLACE?
(Hon. Joyce Murray, MP Quadra Brunch Connections)
Guest speaker Ms. Isobel Mackenzie, BC’s Seniors’ Advocate, discusses “how to plan successfully to age in place, and how to help others – spouse, parent, family member, or friend – do the same… communities, business, the charitable sector, and various levels of government must collaborate to ensure today’s Canadians can age-in-place safely, as long as they wish...challenges and solutions.”
GLUU TECHNOLOGY TUESDAYS
(GLUU Society; Government of Canada)
The Canadian nonprofit on a mission to help older adults use technology to stay happy, healthy & connected. We make digital skills stick…offer free digital skills training for all Canadian seniors about Apple and Android mobile devices.
Register for Technology Tuesdays here (Recordings available if registered)
(University of Victoria; Province of BC)
Free health programs for adults of all ages living with one or multiple ongoing health conditions, offered throughout British Columbia online, by telephone, or by mail. Multilingual.
DIALOGUE ON AGING SERIES WEBINARS
(Providence Health Care)
Recordings of 2020-2021series of monthly presentations about self-care for positive mental health, mindfulness, brain health, sleep health, physical activity, technologies, socialization, creativity & living well with dementia, COVID-19 and dementia strategies and support, etc. Typically 2-hour presentation including discussion.
(UBC Brain Wellness Centre)
Typically held the first Wednesday of the month 12:00-1:00pm Pacific Time. Wide range of topics and their effects on brain health: music, nutrition, sleep, mood, improv theatre, practical tips, mindfulness, role as care partner etc. Recordings available in the Centre’s YouTube library.
Subscribe to newsletter here
CAREGIVERS OUT LOUD: A PODCAST
(Family Caregivers of BC)
“A series of conversations with caregivers that highlight the joys, trials, and self-discoveries that come along with this rewarding and taxing position... have support and balance through the stories of inspiring caregivers.”
DEMENTIA & SPIRITUALITY: PODCAST SERIES
(Dementia Dialogue, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON)
"This new four-part series explores the many dimensions of spirituality along the dementia journey, as well as how our cultural background influences and nurtures spiritual perspectives.Our hosts have held interviews with a range of guests including people living with dementia, academics and researchers, spiritual care providers and care partners.”
NO PLACE LIKE HOME(SHARE): INSIGHTS FROM AN INTERGENERATIONAL HOMESHARING PROGRAM IN TORONTO
“Toronto HomeShare Pilot Project that matched 11 over-housed older adults 55+ (overhoused with respect to physical home space, social needs or supports with activities of daily living), with post-secondary student homeseekers who were experiencing difficulty securing safe and affordable housing… ‘facilitated’ by social workers and housing experts…now fully funded as a program by the City of Toronto…expanded to the City of Barrie.”
Webinar recording here
RAINBOW STEPS TO LGBT2SQ SENIORS
“This webinar discusses aging in the LGBT2SQ communities and how service providers can deliver more inclusive and supportive programming…. practical ways to provide sensitive, competent and inclusive community programming and services for LGBT2SQ individuals.”
Webinar recording here
ADDRESSING STIGMA: AGING AND OLDER ADULTS
(UWLM CORE Healthy Aging) 55min.
An overview of stigma as outlined in the Public Health Agency of Canada's (2019 report) 'Stigma Action Framework for Building an Inclusive Health System'
2019 Summary video (Voices for Inclusion 4min) here
SENIORS' TRANSPORTATION WEBINAR
(UWLM CORE Healthy Aging)
Learn more about the new Provincial Working Group on Seniors Transportation, the seniors-centred approach it will bring to its work, and its plans for improving seniors’ mobility in BC over the next two years. Invitation to join a province-wide working group will be forthcoming in March. (January 27, 2021 presentation)
Recording and slides available here
HEALING IN PANDEMIC TIMES
(Northern Health, Indigenous Health, NCCIH)
An animated video reviews key terms such as stigmatization, stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination in an easily understandable way (4:32 min). Related publications include Thinking About Cultural Safety; Practical tips: Engaging People During COVID-19; Cultural Safety: Respect & Dignity in Relationships; Cultural Safety: Poster Series.
Video and information available here
PROMISING APPROACHES REVISITED: EFFECTIVE ACTION ON LONELINESS IN LATER LIFE
In the United Kingdom,“the Campaign to End Loneliness believes that nobody who wants company should be without it…We do this by creating spaces for collaboration and support to the sector and by…building evidence, convening and supporting the loneliness community, making the case for action, public campaigning, campaigning locally.”
FUNDRAISING TRENDS OF 2021 THAT MAY INFLUENCE YOUR STRATEGY AND PREPARE YOUR ORGANIZATION FOR A SUCCESSFUL YEAR
Webinar (Feb 2, 2021) and information here
HEALTH CARE DECISION-MAKING: LEGAL RIGHTS OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA
(Canadian Centre for Elder Law, Alzheimer Society of BC)
“A set of resources on the decision-making rights of people living with dementia: three short animated videos, and a booklet. The booklet is available in English, French, Traditional Chinese and Punjabi.”