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Halton-Peel Chapter Meeting
March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Looking from the Outside In; Supporting Seniors in their Residential Home in conjunction with Durham Chapter
7:00-7:10pm: Introductions + Housekeeping
7:10-8:20pm: Kristina Lafrate and Heather Daly from Alexander Place Long Term Care Home
8:20-8:30pm: Closing remarks
8:30-9:00pm: Halton-Peel Chapter Session
Join the Halton-Peel and Durham Chapter along with Heather Daly, Resident Family Coordinator and Kristina Lafrate, Restorative Therapist from Alexander Place, Long Term Care Home (Waterdown) to educate ourselves how professional organizers can support seniors live comfortably in their home.
Highlights of the presentation will include perspectives on home safety, preventing and minimizing falls along with home solutions, signs of elder abuse, seniors’ rights, and decluttering tips for aged individuals. Learn what not to do when working with senior clients and how organizers can assist simplify their home to make day to day activities seamless.
Join us March 8th, to hear Kristina and Heather share their expertise!
About Kristina Lafrate and Heather Daly:
Kristina Lafrate is a Graduate of Mohawk and Canadore College, focusing on Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy. Since 2014, Kristina began working specifically with seniors which expanded her insight to dementia care, wellness through activities and maintaining optimum physical health.
Working in long term care for nearly twenty years, Heather Daly has held a variety of positions such Personal Support Worker, Recreational Therapist and contributing team member, opening a long-term care home in 2002. In her current role, Heather is a liaison between families navigating the health care system, supporting residential changes and works closely with LHIN including other health care sectors to ensure smooth transitions.
Following the main event, chapter-specific social networking sessions will be held.
Halton-Peel Chapter Newcomers’ Circle:
Members who joined the Halton-Peel chapter of POC in the last few months are welcome to attend the Newcomer’s Circle at 6:15 pm ET, just before our Zoom meeting. Diane Woodworth, Membership Coordinator, and another member of the Executive Committee will provide information and answer questions.
We look forward to “seeing” you there!
*RSVP deadline: 7:00 pm Monday March 7, 2022
Free to all POC members. $20 guest fee applies only to non-POC members.
Location / Endroit
Online via Zoom. Participants who have registered will receive the link the evening prior to the meeting.