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Application Deadline: Brock University Lifespan Centre Youth Engagement Committee
Application Deadline: Brock University Lifespan Centre Youth Engagement Committee @ Online
Jan 1 all-day
Brock University’s Centre for Lifespan Development Research is recruiting new members for its youth engagement committee (B-YEC). The B-YEC is made up of Niagara Region youth, aged 14 to 24, who assist the Lifespan Centre team in developing research ideas, keep the team informed about important matters affecting the wellness of youth in the Niagara, and provide a youth voice at various events. Interesting in applying or learning more? Click here for more information.
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Public Forum on Youth and Mental Health – Changing Perspectives and Providing Services 8:00 pm
Public Forum on Youth and Mental Health – Changing Perspectives and Providing Services @ St. Catharines Public Library
Jan 8 @ 8:00 pm
Join the Niagara District Council of Women for this forum on the topic of youth and mental health. Speakers: Bill Helmeczi, Director of Strategic Standards and Practices, Pathstone Mental Health; team of advocates, Gateway Residential and Community Support Services This event is hosted by the Niagara District Council of Women.
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Self-Care for the Caregiver 10:00 am
Self-Care for the Caregiver @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Please join Denise Verreault, Director of Programs & Services at the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region, as she takes you through a sixteen-week educational program designed to help you learn how to take better care of you as you care for others. The three-hour weekly class will focus on self-awareness exercises, stress management, group discussion, and take-home exercises. You can learn how to develop your inner capacity to be resilient and strong regardless of your current life challenges. This program is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Dementia 101 and Tips for a Healthy Brain 6:00 pm
Dementia 101 and Tips for a Healthy Brain @ Lincoln Public Library
Jan 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join this public forum hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region to learn about: What is Dementia? Warning Signs Diagnosis & Treatment Healthy Brain Tips This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Safe & Healthy Aging in Your Community 2:00 pm
Safe & Healthy Aging in Your Community @ St. Catharines Public Library
Jan 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Get to know your community supports at this session hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region. There will be a panel discussion with service agencies, including a Q&A session. Learn about brain health, safety, community services, and living well with dementia. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Register by calling 905-687-3914. This session is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Repeat Emergency Visits for Mental Health: A New Indicator in the Quality Improvement Plan 2020/21 for Acute Care 1:00 pm
Repeat Emergency Visits for Mental Health: A New Indicator in the Quality Improvement Plan 2020/21 for Acute Care @ Online
Jan 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Health Quality Ontario invites organizations to this webinar that will provide more information about the new 2020/21 QIP indicator: Repeat emergency visits for mental health. The webinar will be recorded and will be sent to registrants after the broadcast.
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Supporting Quality of Life Assessments of Frail Older Adults and Their Family Caregivers 12:00 pm
Supporting Quality of Life Assessments of Frail Older Adults and Their Family Caregivers @ Online
Jan 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Older adults living at home facing frailty and chronic illness, and their family caregivers, often experience challenges affecting their quality of life. Their priorities must be addressed by healthcare providers. Unfortunately, these are easily overlooked in the “hustle and bustle” of care. Tools for assessing quality of life make the priorities of patients and family caregivers visible to healthcare providers and leaders. The goal of the Canadian Frailty Network is to develop resources to support the use of quality of life assessment tools. The Network will meet with each group to identify their needs and the types of resources that would be helpful to them. Working with each group, they will develop customized resources that include education materials (for in person and self-guided learning), videos, and communication tools. These materials will be made freely available via an existing online person centred health information system, called the Quality of Life and Practice Support System (QPSS). The QPSS allows patients and family caregivers to complete quality of life assessment tools and share their information with healthcare providers. This project will help put the voices of older adults living with frailty, and of their family caregivers, at the centre of healthcare. This goal unites patients, families, clinicians, and healthcare and government leaders in the pursuit of a Canadian healthcare system that meets the needs of all Canadians. This webinar is hosted by the Canadian Frailty Network.
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Climate Change, Vulnerability and Health Equity in Canada: Understanding Linkages to Inform Adaptation 12:00 pm
Climate Change, Vulnerability and Health Equity in Canada: Understanding Linkages to Inform Adaptation @ Online
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Current emissions of greenhouse gases put the world on track for warming of more than 2 degrees Celsius, a level that increases the risk of potentially severe climate change impacts on health. Climate change is increasing risks to the health of Canadians, but not all populations and communities will be affected by climate change equally. Existing health inequities are exacerbated by climate change impacts and adaptations may inadvertently perpetuate inequities if broader social, political and economic factors are not considered. Information on the health risks to Canadians from climate change and a new framework for understanding intersecting vulnerabilities that is being developed for the next national climate change and health assessment will be discussed in this presentation. This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program.
Crossroads in Mental Health Crisis and Law Enforcement 12:00 pm
Crossroads in Mental Health Crisis and Law Enforcement @ Online
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Evolving social, economic and fiscal realities have created a strain in the treatment of mental illness. As a result of this strain, police services often become the first line of contact between a person in crisis and available resources. Police services have had to adapt to this new reality and find collaborative approaches to resolve these difficult, sometimes violent situations. The emergence of mobile crisis teams, situation tables and better training for front line officers has made an impact for some, but the need for a more integrated strategy still exists. This webinar will focus on the York Regional Police integrated strategy which includes all of the above and additional resources such as the digitized Brief Mental Health Screener, two full time social workers, a seniors safety unit which specializes in issues such as dementia and vulnerable persons, and Police/Hospitals Relations Committees as well as other resources and future plans. This webinar is hosted by the Human Services & Justice Coordinating Committee.
The Youth Voice Report: Five Big Ideas on How to Promote Mental Health from 2500 Young Advocates 1:00 pm
The Youth Voice Report: Five Big Ideas on How to Promote Mental Health from 2500 Young Advocates @ Online
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Jack.org youth voice report outlines five key recommendations to promote youth mental health: Help young people navigate the complex mental health care system so they can receive care that meets their needs in a timely fashion. Deliver mental health services that meet young people’s needs by consulting young people on how to deliver mental health services and involving young people in decisions that impact their mental health. Protect, promote, and maintain positive mental health on campuses by: managing crisis, offering a range of mental health resources, identifying and responding to struggle early, and applying a mental health lens to all policies, programs, and practices. Reimagine teaching and assessment practices to alleviate mental health struggle among young people. Encourage better social media practices by developing evidence-based guidelines on healthy social media use for young people and creating digital environments that foster positive mental health. Join the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health for a webinar to hear more about the findings and recommendations outlined in the report.
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Designers of the Future: Application of Dementia-Friendly Design Principles 12:00 pm
Designers of the Future: Application of Dementia-Friendly Design Principles @ Online
Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Short summary of the presentations: In the fall of 2018, the Ryerson School of Interior Design 3rd year studio students were tasked with creating a conceptual redesign of the Alzheimer Society of Ontario’s (ASO) offices. During the development of the conceptual redesign, students met with the ASO and received a tour of the ASO’s and Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s facilities. Students were tasked with creating a new office interior design for staff and spaces for client and community programs. These two student presentations are notable due to how principles of dementia-friendly design were used in these projects. This studio emphasized the importance for future designers that universal accessibility needs to accommodate those with physical and cognitive disabilities. This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.
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Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Caregiver Wellness: Travel Tips and Virtual Travel Experience 10:00 am
Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Caregiver Wellness: Travel Tips and Virtual Travel Experience @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Topics for this caregiver learning session include: Strategies to reduce stress while travelling with someone living with dementia Explore respite options Experience a virtual armchair travel vacation to Tofino, B.C. Learn how to create & enjoy your own armchair travel experiences This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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