Two Upcoming Workshops at the Senior's Centre.
Getting to Know Dementia Friday, May 8
1-3 p.m., Cranberry
This introductory session reviews
information about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and the challenges
of receiving a diagnosis. Participants will learn about the different types of
support available throughout the dementia journey, and how to begin planning
for the future. People with a diagnosis of dementia, care partners and family
members are all invited to attend.
Attendance at the Getting To Know
Dementia workshop in Powell River or viewing the tele-workshop Understanding
Dementia is a prerequisite for this series. Previously recorded
Tele-workshops are found on our website
Family Caregiver Series Saturday, May
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with
one hour for lunch, Cranberry Senior's Centre.
An education series for family
members who are caring for a person with dementia. The Family Caregiver Series
covers the following topics:
Understanding Alzheimer's disease
and other dementias
Effective and creative ways of
facilitating communication with a person with dementia
Problem solving for responsive
Personal planning and navigating the
health care system
Self-care for Caregivers
Registration required. To
register or for more information contact: 1-866-984-8348 or email@example.com
*Space is limited, reserve your spot soon!
Your 2015 Executive
From Left: Linda Wallace, Al McKenzie, Gene Jamieson (President), John Harris, Myrna Leishman, George Davidson, Ann McKenzie, Warren Wiley, Fred Moss.
News Release from the BC Seniors Advocate
A new report by B.C.'s Seniors Advocate says too many elderly seniors are living in residential care who could be living independently. Click here to view the News Release.
"If you are not in need of that level of care, it can be a rather uninspiring experience to live in such a restricted community, which is what you need when you are providing the safety for higher acute clients," said Isobel Mackenzie.
Mackenzie released the report, Placement, Drugs and Therapy... We Can Do Better on Tuesday after reviewing health assessment records from B.C.'s 25,000 seniors in residential care and 29,000 seniors receiving home care.