Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Opening doors for accessibility / Assistive Technology Giveaway

Opening Doors for Accessibility: Aging at home

November 17, 2017
Ruby Foo's Hotel, 7655 Decarie
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
This event is free, includes a free lunch, 
and parking on site is free
RSVP is a must to Emily: ezimmermann@marchofdimes.ca

This year's Opening Doors for Accessibility will enlighten on the board topic of "Aging at home". It's a great opportunity to learn and network. This seminar will be helpful for seniors, those caring for seniors, those interested in learning what is available in our community, professionals (social workers, therapists of all kinds, administrators), etc.

We have an amazing roster of experienced and talented speakers. After introductory remarks by Mount Royal MP Anthony Housefather, we'll delve into a variety of topics:

The Journey from aging well to loss of autonomy: What your CIUSSS can do for you
Presented by Joanne Besner, Program Manager,
Support Program for the Autonomy Of Seniors (SAPA)

The importance of recreation and leisure 
in optimal aging
Presented by Erica Botner, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist at the Cummings Centre for Seniors

Introducing the new Caregiver Network "Huddol"
Mark Stolow, President and CEO of Huddol, describes Huddol as the largest online learning network in Canada in support of family caregivers. He will share his perspective on the individual, social, and system challenges facing family caregivers, and share a new innovative breakthrough in how we can solve these challenges together. Care better, together!

Resilience through balance, ownership, and positivity
Presented by Jay Jones-DoyleCo-Founder, Legal Lighthouse, President, Confidence Driven Coaching, President, BioBalance Inc, VP Finance and Strategy, Myko Social Score Platform.

Laughter for the health of it
Interactive presentation with Wendy Singer, Laughter Yoga Leader, Managing Editor, Inspirations News

Adapted physical activity for seniors post-stroke
Presented by Maria Fragapane, Co-program manager, The Wellness Centre at the Cummings Centre for Seniors

Stroke recovery​ and MODC accessible services
Presented by Donna Mackay, Associate Director, Community Engagement and Integrated Services, March of Dimes Canada

Wheelchair clinic​

* Every attendee will receive a certificate of attendance. 

** Event will include lunch and networking opportunities.  

For more information, visit The March of Dimes website here.


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Dr. Neufeld visits Montreal

Help your children and youth flourish at home and school

Dr. Gordon Neufeld speaks in Montreal, November 6 

By Wendy Singer

We all want our children and students to thrive. But how do we accomplish this? What conditions are required for a child to reach his or her full potential? What experiences are essential to the unfolding of human potential regardless of the challenges a child may face?

Join The Montreal Centre for Learning Disabilities and The Centre of Excellence for Behaviour Management on November 5, 2017 as they welcome Dr. Gordon Neufeld. 

In his presentation, Dr. Neufeld will put the pieces together to reveal rather surprising answers to these basic yet important questions regarding human development. When children are facing special challenges, whether at home or at school, it is even more critical for parents and teachers to keep such information in mind.

Dr. Neufeld is a Vancouver-based psychologist with over 45 years of experience with children and youth and those responsible for them. A foremost authority on child development, he is an international speaker, bestselling author of
 Hold On To Your Kids and a leading interpreter of the developmental paradigm. 
He has a widespread reputation for making sense of complex problems and for opening doors for change. Formerly involved in university teaching and private practice, he now teaches and trains educators and helping professionals. His Neufeld Institute is now a world-wide charitable organization devoted to applying developmental science to the task of raising children, Dr. Neufeld appears regularly on radio and television. 

This talk is relevant to parents, grandparents, childcare providers, teachers, youth workers, and other professionals who work with children and youth.
To reserve your space click here!
Tickets are required for admission.

November 6, 2017
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Ruby Foo’s Hotel, 7655 Decarie Blvd.

General admission: $35
Registration discount is available for current members of the MCLD.

Free parking is available at the hotel.

Doors open at 6 p.m.