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“The Gerontological Nurses Association of British Columbia is a professional organization that supports and advances the professional interests of its members by promoting a social, economic and political climate in which nurses and other healthcare providers that care for the older adult can provide accessible, efficient and effective healthcare that meets the highest professional standards [...]

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President’s Message July 2017

I want to thank everyone who continues to volunteer their time as provincial executive and chapter executive members. It is not easy to spend your energies at work and then commit your own time for continued advocacy and support of the seniors in our care and in our communities.

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As a CNA-certified nurse, you would be… Recognized nationally for your specialty nursing practice excellence Valued by many employers, because your certification would demonstrate you possess specialized knowledge Recognized for your commitment to lifelong learning Regarded as having enhanced professional credibility in your specialty by showing you Care to Be the Best! Important dates for [...]

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SAVE THE DATE!!

GNABC 2018 Conference - “What Really Matters”

April 12 – April 14, 2018 Coast Bastion Hotel in beautiful Downtown Nanaimo

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Fraser Health 4th Annual Patient Experience Conference

November 8 -10, 2017 at Sheraton Vancouver Guilford Hotel, Surrey, BC “Driving Quality Through Collaboration” https://event-wizard.com/events/PatientExperienceConference/

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Alzheimer Society of BC

Transition to Life in Residential Care

Maple Ridge – Tuesday, November 7, from 1 – 3 p.m.

Coquitlam – Monday, November 27, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

This session is designed to help family caregivers who are considering residential care options for a person living with dementia. General information will be provided on how to access residential care in the community, as well as a review of some important considerations when choosing a facility.

Dementia Dialogue: Preparing for the Holiday Season

New Westminster – Thursday, November 30, from 1 – 3 p.m.

Coquitlam – Thursday, November 30, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Discuss the challenges of celebrating the holiday season when a family member has dementia. We will brainstorm ways to adapt favourite family traditions to make them more dementia friendly.

Pre-registration is required for the above events. For more information and to register, please call the Resource Centre at 604-298-0780 or e-mail: info.burnaby@alzheimerbc.org.

Events are in Sooke at SEAPARC Leisure Complex:

Heads Up: An Introduction to Brain Health on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 1 p.m Family Caregiver Series – starts Tuesday November 14, 2017, 9:30 am to noon – 1 morning/week for 5 weeks Shaping the Journey – starts Wednesday November 15, 10 am to noon – for 5 weeks Other sessions in November included:

  • Transition to Residential Care
  • Holidays, Dementia and Family Dynamics
  • Coffee & Questions (you bring the questions, we supply the coffee)

See First Link Bulletin or call the resource centre for further details on registering 250-382-2052

Building a Community of Care

An evening of mingling and to learn about building the movement to create a dementia-friendly society. Learn about what a community of care means to people like John Paiment, who is living with dementia; Sunny Lenarduzzi, a long-time Society supporter; and Dr. Robin Hsiung, recipient of the Ralph Fisher and Alzheimer Society of B.C. Professorship in Alzheimer Disease Research. Please join us!

Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017.

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: The Mercedes Benz showroom, 3550 Lougheed Highway, Vancouver.

Please RSVP by November 10, 2017 to rsvp@alzheimerbc.org.

We encourage you to invite someone in your life who would like to learn more about our work and our impact in supporting British Columbians with dementia.

Light appetizers and refreshments will be provided. Please note that parking is limited.

For more information, contact rsvp@alzheimerbc.org

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Geriatric Lecture Series

The Geriatric Lecture Series, sponsored by the Iowa Geriatric Education Center and the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, is presented online as a series of monthly lectures. Each lecture can be viewed for one month and is accessible exclusively during the month it is scheduled. The series is devoted to topics in clinical geriatrics designed to teach important principles in the management of older adults. Because of grant funding by the Bureau of Health Workforce of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, registration to view the Geriatric Lecture Series is being offered at no cost to all to participants for this year only. Click here to register for and view the Geriatric Lecture Series: https://igec.uiowa.edu/gls

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Walk with Me – Changing the culture of aging in Canada

March 5-6, 2018 Niagara Falls, Ontario

Click here for details and registration: walkwithme

 

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