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Venturing Together: a day at the Veneto Centre for SAVI’s 10th Anniversary Seniors fest

Posted by admin on September 15, 2013 in Events, Vaughan |

This was a rather large event held on the 75 acres of the Veneto Centre, South of Highway 7 on Kipling Rd.  SAVI is the Seniors’ Association of Vaughan Initiative. What was impressive was not the sheer scale of the event, the impressive organisation, the food (lunch alone was pasta, salad, veal and a bun) […]

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Daily links

Posted by admin on September 15, 2013 in Daily links |

Toronto Neighbourhood Events (TorontoNeighbourhoodGuide.com)

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Daily Links

Posted by admin on September 13, 2013 in Daily links |

Living to 109, gerontologist Sister Constance Murphy was a whirlwind of energy (Globe & Mail) Alliance for Aging Research Keeps Seniors Healthy Longer (A Place for Mom) Sensors Help Keep the Elderly Safe, and at Home (New York Times) Why we’ll go an extra mile for our friends… and for the success of humans as […]

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For many, having their hair cut, cleaned and primped, can be the greatest medicine of all…

Posted by admin on September 12, 2013 in Community, Hairdressing, North York, York Region |

Kimberley Irwin from “Haircuts on Wheels”: “I’ve had clients who couldn’t see, couldn’t move, couldn’t talk, yet in those moments that I am with them, making them look beautiful…there is an undeniable wave of peacefulness that moves across their face, or a twinkle in their eye that tells me they feel beautiful”. For some a […]

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Daily links

Posted by admin on September 12, 2013 in Daily links |

Front-line faltering in Alzheimer’s battle: Goar (Toronto Star) Andrea Nicholson winces when she hears nurses, home care workers and therapists speak to people with dementia in a babyish voice. “And how are we today?” she says, raising her voice an octave and patting an imaginary senior’s arm. NURSE IN THE KNOW: Planning for the needs […]

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Fall Fair & Barbecue on Ward’s Island…

Posted by admin on September 11, 2013 in Community, Events, Toronto Island |

Toronto’s Centre Island and ferry is a magnificent centrepiece of GTA life and a summer rite for most residents at some point in their lives. Early this morning, before the humidity and the heat set in, I set off, wheeling my big black bag of presentation tricks, onto the TTC subway.  There I joined the […]

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Online Course on Alzheimer’s starting mid October..

Posted by admin on September 11, 2013 in Alzheimer's |

If you have read today’s daily links you will have noted a link to the “New Old Age” blog at the New York Times.   Also from this blog is the post “Online Lessons in Dementia Management” which discussed a free online course on Alzheimer’s, starting in mid October and lasting for five weeks.   Excerpt from […]

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Daily Links

Posted by admin on September 11, 2013 in Daily links |

Empathy Without Boundaries (new York Times blog from June) – I thought this relevant given the recent disturbing images seen in the Peterborough Long Term Care case. Excerpt: “We have to be very aware of our body language — being centered, present, not being distracted — when we’re with someone with dementia,” he said. “If […]

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A lovely breakfast: Four Teddington Park was the venue for this month’s TIPS meeting…

Posted by admin on September 10, 2013 in North Toronto, Teddington Park, TIPS |

I do not know many industries where almost all the companies get together once a month and agree to work together throughout the year to help educate the community.  But that is just what TIPS, “The Integrated Partnership for Seniors”, is and does.

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Daily links

Posted by admin on September 9, 2013 in Daily links |

Why Boomers are Doomed: My Reflection – (Elder Caring Inc’s Blog)

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