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9:00 am SafeTALK Training
SafeTALK Training
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
SafeTALK is a 3 hour workshop where you will learn: To be a suicide alert helper To be aware that opportunities to help a person with thoughts of suicide are sometimes missed, dismissed and avoided To use TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep Safe) and activate a suicide alert. How and where to connect persons with thoughts of suicide to further help and care. To register or for more information, contact the Distress Centre by phone or email (contact information above). This workshop is hosted by Distress Centre Niagara.
10:00 am Caregiver Wellness Program Workshop: Planning a Vacation @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region - Pfizer Room
Caregiver Wellness Program Workshop: Planning a Vacation @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region - Pfizer Room
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Planning a Vacation? Travel Tips & Virtual Travel Experience Guest Speakers: Jessica Pace & Sarah Putman Topics include: Strategies to reduce stress while travelling with someone living with dementia Explore respite options Experience a virtual armchair travel vacation to Hawaii Learn how to create and enjoy your own armchair travel experiences This workshop is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara.
12:00 pm Understanding Harm Reduction @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Upper Auditorium
Understanding Harm Reduction @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Upper Auditorium
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join the CD Capacity Building Team to learn about the principles of harm reduction, when it may be used as an appropriate intervention, and how to support your clients who use substances. There will also be hands on exploration of safe and sterile kits! Presented by Kaitlin Labatte, IDU Outreach Worker at the AIDS Network. Attend one of the following sessions: Tuesday, July 17 @ 12 – 1 PM @ Upper Auditorium, West 5th Site Wednesday July 18 @ 12 -1 PM @ Upper Auditorium, West 5th Site This event is also available to view remotely through OTN. This event is hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Jul
18
Wed
SafeTALK Training
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

SafeTALK is a 3 hour workshop where you will learn:

  • To be a suicide alert helper
  • To be aware that opportunities to help a person with thoughts of suicide are sometimes missed, dismissed and avoided
  • To use TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep Safe) and activate a suicide alert.
  • How and where to connect persons with thoughts of suicide to further help and care.

To register or for more information, contact the Distress Centre by phone or email (contact information above).

This workshop is hosted by Distress Centre Niagara.

Caregiver Wellness Program Workshop: Planning a Vacation @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region - Pfizer Room
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Planning a Vacation?
Travel Tips & Virtual Travel Experience

Guest Speakers: Jessica Pace & Sarah Putman

Topics include:

  • Strategies to reduce stress while travelling with someone living with dementia
  • Explore respite options
  • Experience a virtual armchair travel vacation to Hawaii
  • Learn how to create and enjoy your own armchair travel experiences

This workshop is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara.

Understanding Harm Reduction @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Upper Auditorium
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join the CD Capacity Building Team to learn about the principles of harm reduction, when it may be used as an appropriate intervention, and how to support your clients who use substances. There will also be hands on exploration of safe and sterile kits!

Presented by Kaitlin Labatte, IDU Outreach Worker at the AIDS Network.

Attend one of the following sessions:

  • Tuesday, July 17 @ 12 – 1 PM @ Upper Auditorium, West 5th Site
  • Wednesday July 18 @ 12 -1 PM @ Upper Auditorium, West 5th Site

This event is also available to view remotely through OTN.

This event is hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.

Jul
25
Wed
Challenges and Opportunities of the Aging Population: Meet and Greet with Vance Badaway, MP and David Lametti, MP @ Club Capri
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am

Vance Badaway, MP and David Lametti, MP and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, are hosting an open house and meet and greet at Club Capri on Wednesday, July 25 at 9 a.m.

Both are interesting in listening to some of the concerns and challenges of the aging population. Please join them at Club Capri for this informal gathering if you are interesting in providing some valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities for older adults currently and in the future.

Background information:

Gambling Behaviours in Older Adults @ Online
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

How Gambling Behaviours of Older Men and Women Challenge Previous Research on Gender and Gambling

Presenter: Mark van der Maas, PhD

This webinar will discuss new research findings on how gambling behaviours of older men and women challenge previous notions on the relationship between gender and gambling.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the over-representation of men among people with problem gambling in general population studies and young adults.
  2. Describe the recent results of casino and general population research finding similar rates of gambling and problem gambling among older adults (55+).
  3. Explain how previous assumptions of the relationship between gender and problem gambling may need to be reassessed in the context of older adulthood.

This webinar is hosted by CAMH.

What’s Growin’ On Open House @ Victoria Avenue Farm
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre invites you to Victoria Avenue Farm for What’s Growin’ On Open House.

This is a great opportunity to learn about Vineland’s latest developments in horticulture at their research farm.

Register each participant for a tour spot. Due to space limitations, attendance is restricted to the first 140 registrants.

Register online by July 24th, 2018.

This open house is hosted by Vineland Research and Innovation Centre.

Jul
27
Fri
World Hepatitis Day @ Montebello Park
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Know your status? Get tested, learn your options

The Hepatitis C Care Clinic is hosting a World Hepatitis Day event at Montebello Park on July 27.

There will be free food and refreshments, live music and entertainment, private testing and health teaching, and a community health fair with information displays.

Community partners are invited to provide an information display at the community awareness day to share with the residents of Niagara the great care and services you provide each day. For more information, contact Karen Usick at 905-378-4647 ext. 32555.

This event is hosted by the Hepatitis C Care Clinic at Niagara Health.

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