Google has released a series of five short videos with tips for online safety – we have added these videos to our Materials and Education resources page. Click here to check out these and other resources on our page, or you can find them here on YouTube.
The Google Safety Centre is also a great resource for learning how to be safe online – click here to check it out.
Disability Alliance BC has recently updated over 16 of their Help Sheet series resources to reflect changes to PWD Benefits. See the attached list of updated help sheets (PDF) and you can access these resources on their website, here.
As the weather turns cool, please keep safe and warm!
You can check out these Seven Steps to Cold Weather Safety on the Health & Safety section of our Resources page, and there is a list of winter driving strategies available online here.
BrainTrust Canada presents “Compassion Fatigue” from 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre in Kelowna (2170 Harvey Ave) with speaker Michael Douglas.
You can register for this workshop on the BrainTrust website here: http://www.braintrustcanada.com/event/compassion-fatigue-workshop/
For more event information, see attached PDF:
UBC Okanagan will be hosting a two-day conference on October 28th and 29th – join in to learn about different ways individuals and families are directing their own supports and services by pooling their resources into family-governed and user-led supports.
Also, you can check out a free presentation by Janet Klees:
October 27, 7-9 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Room Arts 103, Arts Building, 1147 Research Road, UBC-Okanagan Campus, Kelowna
Janet is the author of We Come Bearing Gifts: The Story of Deohaeko Support Network, which documents the journey of a family-governed group in Ontario.
Please see the following/attached info regarding upcoming free workshops offered in Kelowna regarding compassion, bereavement and grief.
COMPASSION IN THE HARD PLACES:
WHEN COMPANIONING THE BEREAVED, SILENCE IS GOLDEN
A Workshop Designed for:
Professionals who work with the dying and the bereaved.
Funeral service personnel
Volunteers serving in palliative care
Anyone “walking the road”
3 FREE Kelowna Workshops Presented by:
Springfield Funeral Home
Clair H. Jantzen:
Grief and Loss Therapist
9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Registration 8:30)
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Kelowna Gospel Fellowship Church, 3714 Gordon Dr.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd.
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Willow Park Church, 389 Hwy 33
The Central Okanagan Professional Caregivers Society is hosting a half-day workshop titled Understanding Dementia
(see below, and attached bulletin) free for home share providers. Contact Margaret for registration – seating is limited!
The purpose of this training is to build awareness and educate Home Share Providers, Family and Community Care Partners on Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia. After completing the training, participants should have a better understanding of the disease, its stages, how communication is affected and how to respond to behaviour. Both men and women can live with this disease in their 70’s, 60’s, 50’s and even 40’s. “People with dementia who can remain engaged and active are able to enjoy a good quality of life,” says CEO of the Alzheimer’s Society of BC.
The workshop will be held on Friday, September 23rd from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Landmark 4 Building in Kelowna.
There is limited seating, so please RSVP as soon as possible.
Central Okanagan Professional Caregivers Society
The 5 week Eat Right Live Right Program presented by Interior Health, CLBC, and Parkinson Recreation Centre will be running from September 20 to October 18 this year, 1:30-2:30 pm on Tuesday afternoons. Have fun, meet friends, and be healthy!
To register, call 250-469-8800; if you have any questions please call Mary Hicks at 250-980-1523.