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Reena and the Alzheimer Society of York Region have created a workshop on Aging with a Developmental Disability. This workshop has had great success in our region and we have been awarded a government grant which will allow us to bring this workshop to your area.
The workshop is a one-day training program designed for direct support professionals (front line staff) from both Developmental Services and Health/Seniors/Long-term Care Sectors. Cross sector collaboration is vital to help meet the complex needs related to Aging with a Developmental Disability.

The training includes the following areas:
  • Aging with a Developmental Disability in comparison to the general population
  • The Aging Process
  • Aging & Health related changes
  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
  • The link between Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Resources
  • Future Planning
What are the learning outcomes of this training?
  • Improved quality of life
  • Increased knowledge of aging with a developmental disability
  • Improved competencies
  • Increased collaboration between sectors
  • Reduced care provider stress
Who should attend?

All Direct Support Professionals (front line staff) from both Developmental Services and Health/Seniors/Long-term Care (Direct Support Professionals; PSW’s; Alzheimer Society Staff; BSOs-Behavioural Supports Ontario; LHIN Home and Community Care; Community Health Links; Community Support Agencies; Developmental Service Providers; DSO; Geriatric Outreach Teams; Hospitals; PRCs (Psychogeriatric Resource Consultants; Senior Adult Day Programs; Long Term Care Homes-DOCs, Director of Nursing, Social Workers; Networks of Specialized Care)

  • Jane Scott, Learning & Development Supervisor, Reena
  • Andrea Ubell, Director Programs & Client Services, Alzheimer’s Society of York Region
  • Abhijeet Manay, Learning & Development, Reena
  • Stacey Mendonca, Public Education Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Society of York Region
Program Dates & Locations:
  • June 26th, 2018 Kingston
  • July 24th, 2018 Ottawa
  • August 17th, 2018 Thunder Bay
  • Sept 27th, 2018 York Region
  • October 25th, 2018 Sault Ste. Marie
  • November (TBA) London
  • December (TBA) Hamilton
  • January 2019 (TBA) Oshawa/Clarington or Peterborough
  • February 2019 (TBA) Brampton
  • March 2019 (TBA) Toronto

NOTE: Projected dates and locations are subject to change.
Time:  All workshops will run from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Cost: $45.00 (includes all materials, resources, lunch, and a Certificate of Completion)

Space is limited to 60 participants: 30 Spaces for Developmental Services and 30 Spaces for Health / Seniors / Long term care

Register and pay for any confirmed workshops – OR – Pre-register/Indicate interest in other dates & locations (you will be contacted when specifics for that workshop are known)

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Please direct any questions regarding this program to:
Cliff Walsh
Reena Learning & Development Registrar
cwalsh [at] reena.org
(905) 889.2690 x 2048