Workshops Continue To Draw Crowds
February 3, 2015 | News
SafeCare BC is pleased to have held its fourth dementia care training workshop in partnership with Alzheimer Society of B.C. yesterday. Over 60 people attended the half-day session which took place at the Vancouver Public Library. The workshop titled Creating Connections: Working with Individuals with Dementia was the fourth installment in a series of training workshops that will take place over the next year.
“To date, we have had over 230 care providers participate in our workshops from all across the province,” says Jennifer Lyle, ED, SafeCare BC. “This tremendous response underlines how important this type of training is to the continuing care sector.”
Well-known dementia expert, Jan Robson, led the full-day workshop focused on caring for elders with the disease. During the session, attendees received tools for better understanding Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, key tips for communication, as well as creative insight for dealing with common dementia-related behaviours.
Five more workshops are scheduled to take place this year throughout BC. For a full listing of upcoming course, click here.
Workshop leader, Jan Robson, was the Coordinator for the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s province-wide Dementia Helpline from February 2006 until August 2012, facilitating a support group for people with early-onset dementia and one for caregivers, as well as delivering workshops to various community groups. In her current role as Provincial Coordinator of Programs and Services, Robson is working on a variety of program development initiatives. Her background is in counseling and community corrections.
With the fourth successful workshop in the books, SafeCare BC will be hosting its second workshop in Fraser Valley on March 30th, 2015. Seats are filling up fast, so don’t wait, reserve now!