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News and Updates

Teepa Snow’s Positive Physical Approach – Dementia Skills Training Workshop June 3, 2015

This workshop benefits anyone who works with seniors affected by dementia that want to learn and incorporate dementia best practice strategies and techniques into their role.   Individuals such as; Home Support Workers, Nurses, LPN’s, Care Aides, Recreation Staff, Directors of Care, etc The format of the workshop is experiential and interactive.  Participants are given time to immediately apply what they have learned amongst their peers in a classroom type setting.  This process enhances learning and helps to generate questions—and questions raised by participants assist in expanding the capacity for learning through various contexts.  Knowledge, application and dialogue encourage deeper understanding and allow the knowledge to ‘sink in’. Nowadays much emphasis is put into online training.   Online training is great for knowledge transfer but is found to be significantly lacking when teaching people skills or engagement skills.  Skill building only comes through practical application.  Supporting people with dementia is hands on work.  Knowledge needs to be practically applied to be fully understood, and to avoid being subject to personal interpretation.  This workshop does just that. Space is limited—register early.  See you soon!  

Great News — we are expanding!

Seniors Come Share Society, as of Oct 1, 2015, will be opening a new Day Program for Older Adults in the Guildford area. This new site will mean more day program spaces from which older adults can benefit, thus alleviating long drives to access services. Our existing two Day Programs in White Rock and Newton will continue to offer the great services they have been providing for over 36 years. Both these day programs have healthy wait lists and a third Day Program in Surrey will help relieve the pressure on families and seniors who are waiting for service. The Seniors Come Share Society’s sole focus is supporting older adults and their families, so that they can stay in their home, within their existing community, for as long as possible. In addition to our Day Programs, our programs include: Information and Referral Services – helping people access services: ensuring they are aware ofavailable services and, when necessary, helping them complete the paper work to apply for these services, Friendly Visitor – one to one social sessions, Community Meal programs – sharing a meal, some entertainment, and building connections with friends at one of the community recreation centres, Caregiver programs – supporting caregivers on a one to one basis, through education and through social opportunities, and Better at Home program – providing non-medical home support such as light housekeeping, yard work, social transportation, and a variety of additional services. Seniors Come Share Society is honoured to be able to assist families and older adults within the cities of Surrey and White Rock and will continue to provide and expand these services in support of these individuals.

New Surrey and White Rock Better at Home Central Intake Number

The Surrey and White Rock Better at Home programs have integrated to a central intake phone line to accommodate the expansion of the program into more communities while simplifying the process. The Surrey and White Rock Better at Home program is now providing services to seniors in the communities of Cloverdale, Guildford, Fleetwood, Newton, South Surrey, Whalley, and White Rock. New central intake number is live on April 1st, 2015 Central Intake Line: 604-536-9348 The Better at Home program continues to provide seniors with non-medical support services such as home and yard maintenance, housekeeping, grocery shopping, transportation, friendly visiting, and social programs that will allow them to remain in their own homes longer.