Read Coach Mariam's story on GPA's impact at the point of care
Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) in Dementia Care has long been part of staff education at all Trillium Health Partners’ sites. “The tools learned in GPA are used daily in our practice,” says Physiotherapist and Elder Life Specialist, Mariam. Read her story here.
Interested in becoming a GPA Certified Coach for your organization?
GPA Certified Coaches (CCs) are staff in healthcare and post-secondary organizations across Canada. After successfully completing a coach training workshop, they facilitate GPA education for staff & students. Click here to learn more.
November 10, 2022Avinesh Sundar, Director, CPA, CA, CFA Avinesh is the Assistant Vice-President of Internal Audit at Mackenzie Investments in Toronto, ON. He began his career at Ernst & Young and has held positions within Bank of America Merrill Lynch and BMO Bank... Learn More »
October 19, 2022For immediate release: HAMILTON, ON, Oct. 19th, 2022. Advanced Gerontological Education (AGE) Inc. is a national not-for-profit social enterprise that provides dementia-care education to healthcare staff and students who work with older adults. The organization is pleased to announce the... Learn More »
September 1, 2022A Message from Officers of the AGE Board. We thank April for her significant contributions to the company over the past few years, where she led with passion. During her tenure, AGE experienced tremendous growth and expansion. AGE has grown... Learn More »
NOTE: Please refer to GPA Coach information page for certification prerequisites. Supporting documents must be uploaded at registration. Participation at a GPA Education Session is now a prerequisite for GPA Certified Coach Training. If you have not participated in a GPA Education Session within the last 24 months, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to access prior to attending the GPA Coach Training Workshop.
The first step in our patient-centred approach to care is understanding the whole person.
Dr. Samir Sinha. Expert lead of the Ontario Seniors Strategy and founding Co-Chair of the Advisory Board for Canada's National Institute on Aging speaks about GPA.
Nouveau! GPA est maintenant disponible en français : Approches Douces et Persuasives (ADP) dans les soins aux personnes atteintes de démence. Regardez la vidéo pour en apprendre plus.
In collaboration with AGE and multiple educational partners, including the Division of Geriatric Medicine at McMaster University, a new geriatric curriculum has been launched – the Geriatric Certificate Program (GCP). Click here for more information.
A Tribute to our Past: The GPA Legacy Rose
The cradled rose is an element from our original Gentle Persuasive Approaches logo. It represents our belief in a gentle, nurturing and respectful response to caring for older persons. Although our logo has evolved over time, our approach remains firmly rooted in person-centred care.
“Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.”
– Victor Hugo
Photo credit: Gardener Hands. Photographer: Lesleigh Bahnmaier, Lenexa, Kansas.
Photo used with permission from the Landon Center on Aging “Images of Aging” photo contest © University of Kansas Medical Centre.