Over the course of a year, Grace Village welcomes over 100 different students in a wide range of programs. Young people have been back in class for about a month now, so this week on the Village Blog we wanted to share about how this opportunity impacts us as an organization, and how this in turn benefits the students.
Students are headed back to school this month and we asked our Grace Village residents & staff what advice they have to give!
Grace Village was pleased to welcome two Summer Students this year, Khalilah & Cleo. We asked them to share a little about their roles, and what they enjoyed about being part of our team!
(Photos: On the left, Khalilah enjoys an outing to Coaticook Ice Cream with a resident. On the right, Cleo (right) works with a volunteer serving Waffles in the Bistro.)
Beginning the process of looking into Long-Term Care for ourselves or our loved ones can be a daunting task. There are so many factors to consider, including location, level of care required, community available, etc. This week on The Village Blog, we’ll look at some helpful tips for touring potential residences.
This week on the Village Blog, we welcome Certified Music Therapist Patricia Hortop, BA, GCMT, MTA. Trish has been offering both group and one-on-one music therapy at Grace Village since 2012! Join us as we learn more about Music Therapy and the impact it can have on people.
Dementia has become a prevalent discussion in our country, particularly since more than 419,000 Canadians are currently diagnosed with Dementia and 78,000 new cases are expected each year (According to Canada’s Dementia Strategy). However, there are still so many misconceptions preventing us from fully understanding Dementia and those dealing with it. We have compiled a list of a few misconceptions surrounding Dementia from The Alzheimer’s Society of Canada, Golden Carers, and the Alzheimer’s Association.
On the last Tuesday in May we were pleased to welcome Angela Moore, Complaints Advisor and Promotional Agent from CAAP-Estrie (Centre d’assistance et d’accompagnement aux plaintes – Estrie) to our Resources for Seniors Seminar. She presented a well-attended session on the rights of health care users in the Estrie Area. She gave us with some information to share here on the Village Blog!
Join us for our two-part series on Fall Prevention. Last week we summarized some of the risk factors for older adults and falling. This week we will look at a plan of action to prevent falls!
Join us for our two-part series on Fall Prevention. This week we will be discussing the risk factors most commonly associated with falls, what to do after you ahve your first fall, and have provided a quick self-assessment to help you begin the discussion about your own Fall Prevention Plan!
Grace Village’s Resources for Seniors Seminars are back! This month we welcome Sylvie Gilbert Fowlis, Director General, and Leigh Hortop, Caregiver Services, from Lennoxville & District Community Aid. They will be speaking on “Caring for Our Caregivers” - this seminar will help us look after this exceptional group of people, particularly Family Caregivers, as they deal with the stress and commitment it takes to provide ongoing care for seniors. They have provided us with some important information about Seniors in Canada for today’s The Village Blog post.