News – AGE

6 Things I’ve Learned about Leading in a Pandemic

Latest AGE Blog, by April Morganti, AGE Executive Director.

There are no books we can reach for as leaders to help guide teams in this pandemic. As a Licensed Crucial Conversations® practitioner and cognitive coach, it has helped to use my skills for communicating when stakes are high and emotions run strong. However, there is nothing like personal experience as teacher. During this crisis, some significant things have become clear to me on how to lead well. I thought I’d share them with you in this blog. Read my blog here.

GPA’s person-centred approach to dementia care cited in article by BC Care Providers Association

GPA Mentioned in Article by British Columbia (BC) Care Providers Association: Best Practices in Dementia Care: Guidelines for Staffing and Physical Environment in Long-Term Care.

An excerpt from the article … “Along with changes to the physical environment, another fundamental element of making care homes more dementia-friendly is looking at ways staff engage or interact with the people they are supporting. This can be achieved in a variety of ways such as adopting a gentle persuasive approach (GPAto dementia care as well as implementing new care or staffing models.”

 Read the full report here.

AGE Recognition Awards. Congratulations Alzheimer Society of Windsor-Essex County

We pay tribute to the Alzheimer Society of Windsor-Essex County (ASWE) recipient of a 2018 | 2019 AGE Recognition Award for GPA Leadership Excellence with distinction. This is the third year in a row that ASWE has been a recipient in these awards which recognize organizations that have implemented Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) dementia education for staff with extraordinary effort and outcomes. Last year, 18 ASWE staff members and 285 community members participated in GPA Basics dementia education sessions through the society. Read about GPA in action throughout the community of Windsor-Essex county.

Watch the official announcement for all award recipients here.

Congratulations to Patti Boucher, AGE Executive Director, on her Retirement

Patti Boucher retires at the end of this week after a very successful and rewarding 42-year career in healthcare, initially nursing at the point-of-care and for the last 25 years in senior healthcare leadership positions.

The AGE team thanks Patti for her steadfast belief in the importance of dementia education for staff at the point-of-care and her careful stewardship of AGE’s growth and success over the past five years. As she begins this exciting new stage in life we wish her happiness (and time to sit down to write the rest of that family recipe book she’s been itching to complete!)

Patti reflects on her time at AGE, including its growth and success as a social enterprise, with thank-yous to AGE’s partners and stakeholders. Read her Goodbye Blog here.

(Photo: Patti speaks at the ORCA Road Show)

 

 

 

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