What's Happening at CERAH in February

Recent Publications:

The Caregiver Support Committee (CSC), is pleased to announce that the Seniors Information Community Guide has just been released, January, 2015.  This guide, which pertains to services and programs mainly for seniors living in Thunder Bay, is a wonderful resource for seniors, partners in care, but also for health and social service providers. The Guide is 8.5" X 11", is reader friendly with 11 tabs categorizing services such as home health care, housing, legal issues, income and financial assistance. Copies can be obtained at the Herb Carroll Senior Centre, Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre, or at the 211 offices located at Victoriaville Mall.  

The "Improving End-of-Life Care in First Nations Communities" project (EOLFN) has recently released two documents based on original data to inform palliative care program and policy development in First Nations communities.

A Framework to Guide Policy and Program Development for Palliative Care in First Nations Communities report provides an integrated approach to addressing the gaps in palliative care services in First Nations communities.

Recommendations to Improve Quality and Access to End-of-Life Care in First Nations Communities document proposes recommendations to advance the Pan Canadian Strategy for palliative care to adequately and equitably meet the needs of First Nations people.

For more information about the EOLFN:
Website: www.eolfn.lakeheadu.ca/
Email: Eolfn@lakeheadu.ca
Twitter: @EOLFN

 

Events:

January 28th

CERAH is partnering with Trinity United Church to sponsor a series of four technology themed educational events, the first being "Promoting Safe Driving for Seniors" presented by Tom Marinis, Ministry of Transportation, from 7:30 - 9:00pm.  Attend in person at Trinity United Church or join the webcast.

February 4th

The second technology themed education event hosted in partnership with Trinity United Church is "Technologies to Keep Connected" from 7:30 - 9:00 pm, presented by Jim Smithers.  Attend in person at Trinity United Church or join the webcast.

February 5 - March 12th

A Palliative Care for Front-Line Care Workers course begins on February 5, 2015.  This 15 hour series will help prepare health care providers to support an increasing number of clients with life threatening illnesses.  This course will be offered face-to-face in Thunder Bay as well as via the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN).  For more information, click here.

February 11th

The third technology themed education event hosted in partnership with Trinity United Church is "Planning for Health Care Decision Making" from 7:30 - 9:00pm, presented by Judith Whal, Executive Director, Advocacy Centre for the ElderlyAttend in person at Trinity United Church or join via webcast.

February 12th

Forums on Interdisciplinary Gerontology Winter Speaker Series - on February 12th CERAH Research Affiliate Kristen Jones-Bonofiglio will present research entitled "Supporting the Elderly at Home" to a group in Thunder Bay and via OTN.  For more information about this event and how to register, please click here.

February 18th

The final technology themed education event hosted in partnership with Trinity United Church is "Uses for the iPad (or other device)" presented by Cyber Buddies and the Thunder Bay Public Library, at 7:30 - 9:00pm.  Attend in person at Trinity United Church or join via webcast.

February 19th

Palliative Care Lunch & Learn Winter series presents "Death, Dying and Grieving" with Elder Gerry Martin from 12 - 1:00pm.  This session will be presented face-to-face in Thunder Bay and via OTN.  For more information click here.

February 27 - March 1st

CERAH will travel to Kenora to deliver Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative and End-of-Life Care (LEAP) on February 27th.  LEAP is a 13 hour course designed to help with common and difficult end-stage patient and family care clinical issues.  For more information about the course, click here.