NEW! Attend a GPA Certified Coach Workshop in-person or online
Virtual workshops are available in 2 x full day or 4 x half-day formats. Check the education calendar below to learn more. Watch our video on GPA virtual formats.
August 27, 2021“Coaching in a virtual world presents an opportunity to enhance system and personal competency in a safe, collaborative, interactive format. It offers aspiring GPA coaches the opportunity to embrace technology as a means to an end. The use of virtual... Learn More »
May 18, 2021Don’t miss this free-flowing conversation between AGE Executive Director April Morganti and Global’s Scott Thompson. They chat about AGE Inc., the urgent need for dementia education and how our not-for-profit social enterprise is weathering the pandemic. Listen here: https://omny.fm/shows/scott-thompson-show/spotlight-on-age-dementia-education-and-care-for-o
AT CGNA2021, AGE Inc. presented on evaluations of our new GPA Bathing Program due out later this year …
April 28, 2021Presented by AGE’s Dr. Victoria McLelland at the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association (#CGNA2021) Biennial Conference in April, 2021. View our presentation from CGNA. For people living with dementia, bathing can be a confusing and frightening experience, and this fear... 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.