Providing Comfort During the Grieving Process

This webinar, led by Adriana Shnall, Ph.D., will reveal how to become more comfortable talking openly about grief and loss. It will provide strategies for coping and ideas for thinking about your own legacy.

Dr. Shnall is the Program Director of the Koschitzky Centre for Innovations in Caregiving at Baycrest and has Assistant Professor status at the University of Toronto. Susan Kendal will be joining the conversation as a member of the community who will talk about her personal journey through the grieving process several times over the past few years, including her brother with young-onset dementia. Josh Cooper, Baycrest Foundation President & CEO, will give opening and closing remarks.

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Baycrest@Home Ask the Expert

Led by the Baycrest@Home social work team, this one-hour event will cover a variety of topics and will allow members of the public to get their questions answered on all things related to aging and caregiving.

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Power of Attorneys, Capacity and Decision Making in Older Adults

Join us as Graham Webb from The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly provides participants with insights on a variety of topics such as property decision-making, personal care decision-making, and the duties of attorneys and guardians. This event will be followed by a Q&A for participants to ask any questions they may have on the topic.

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Assisting Caregivers with Mindfulness

Join dementia & caregiving expert Eleanor Silverberg as she sheds light on mindfulness as a beneficial coping practice applied under her 3-A Coping Framework: Acknowledge, Assess, Assist. A demonstration will be presented of the modified mindfulness program she created to accommodate a variety of cognitive levels, based on Eleanor’s book “Mindfulness Exercises for Dementia.”

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A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: How to detect & protect older adults from abuse

Social isolation and loneliness have taken on a new meaning for opportunistic perpetrators and vulnerable seniors during COVID-19. In this webinar, participants will learn the signs of elder abuse as well as ways to help someone who might be at risk of being victimized. The webinar will also reinforce the importance of recognizing the valuable contributions that seniors make and empower them to protect themselves with the knowledge and tools that will keep them safe.

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Realities of elder abuse

In this presentation, participants will explore a framework that will maximize your sense of well-being and lead a more balanced lifestyle. This presentation will be led by Baycrest@Home’s Program Director, Dr. Adriana Shnall.

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Self-Care for All: A Year After

In this presentation, participants will explore a framework that will maximize your sense of well-being and lead a more balanced lifestyle. This presentation will be led by Baycrest@Home’s Program Director, Dr. Adriana Shnall.

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Out of Touch: Caregiving in the time of COVID-19

Social distancing, while necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic, creates challenges for caregivers to connect with loved ones amid an unprecedented time of global health and economic crises. Join Dr. Nasreen Khatri to learn how to optimize social connection with loved ones and get the emotional support you need and deserve as a caregiver.

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Helping Older Adults with Depression Cope during COVID-19

Helping Older Adults with Depression Cope during COVID-19

The pandemic has caused an increase in mental health concerns, especially for older adults. For older adults with pre-existing mental illness, the isolation and fear of contracting the virus has deeply affected their ability to cope. In this webinar, caregivers will learn how to identify mental health decline as well as mechanisms and techniques to aid in their caregiving role. This event is free and all are welcome to attend.

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