Ontario Caregiver Organization Events

Thu, January 21, 2021 - Thu, April 08, 2021
Webinar

Hosted by the Ontario Caregiver Organization

"I'm still here" Vignettes about Dementia

  • Apr 8, 2021

Be part of a creative approach to understanding dementia.

Actors from act2studioWORKS portray real people in emotional and moving situations that will resonate with caregivers. You will learn about the experience and training of the actors performing in the video vignettes; the process involved in the research for the play and the goals of the play and the video vignettes. Following the video presentation, Don Baker and Kendelle LaBella will co-host an introduction and talkback session.

This webinar is delivered in partnership with act2studioWORKS and the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. It will not be available as a recording.

To learn more click here for the flyer (PDF)

To register, click here.

 


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Past Events

Nourishing the Caregiver

  • Mar 4, 2021

Caring for others can often mean less time to care for yourself. This presentation will teach you about healthy eating strategies and smart eating principles while managing a busy lifestyle. You will learn to create balanced diets and enhance your ability to plan your meals. You will also learn new techniques to apply to your daily life practice. In
addition, you may be invited to share some of your examples of nutritious meals.

To learn more and register, click here for the flyer (PDF)

For the French flyer, click here (PDF)

 

Planning for an Unexpected Emergency: A Caregiver Guide

  • Feb 18 (Part 1) & Mar 18 (Part 2), 2021

There are often set plans and routines that caregivers, whether a parent, friend or family member, rely on to create a sense of order and comfort in their daily life. Although life includes emergency situations that we can’t prevent, caregivers can be well-prepared should an emergency comes to pass. “Planning For An Unexpected Emergency: A Caregiver Guide (two parts)” is designed to address the issues and concerns of caregivers associated with developing and implementing a crisis plan. The two-part webinar will go into the psychological, emotional, and practical components of such a plan. We will take into account the uniqueness of the caregiver relationship

To learn more and register, click here for the flyer (PDF)

 

Sharing Dance with the National Ballet School

  • Feb 11, 2021 | 12PM - 1PM

Join this free webinar and learn more about the Sharing Dance Older Adults programs, developed by Canada's National Ballet School (NBS) and Baycrest, industry leaders in dance training and geriatric care. More than just physical activity, dance is an artistic experience that taps into imagination, self-expression and a sense of connection and community. During this interactive presentation, you will have the opportunity to hear more about the benefits of dance for people receiving care and their caregivers.

To register for this event in French, click here.

To register, click here

 

SCALE program (Supporting Caregiver Awareness, Learning and Empowerment)

  • Feb 2, 2021 to March 23, 2021

SCALE aims to empower caregivers with the practical information and skills needed to enhance self-awareness and focus on their own mental health and well-being as a Caregiver.

The program consists of:

  • a series of eight weekly webinars
  • online group coaching
  • one-on-one, private telephone counselling.

Select just one topic that you are interested in each week or take the entire program. 

To learn more and view sessions, click here for the flyer (PDF)

Click here to register

Responsive Behaviours: Person-centered and Practical Approaches to Care

  • Thursday, January 28, 2021

This webinar is for caregivers of adults with dementia.

In this special webinar, caregivers will learn to recognize a "responsive behaviour" in people with dementia, tips for identifying the underlying cause of this behaviour, and person-centered and practical approaches to supporting the person you care caring for.

Click here to register

Is it Dementia?

  • Thursday, January 21, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Uncover the 10 warning symptoms of dementia with the Alzheimer Society of Ontario. Learn the importance of when and what medical tests to request as well as the benefits but also the risks of seeking an early diagnosis of dementia.

Click here to register