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May 2017
Monday, June 5-10, 2017
Seniors' Week 2017
Time: 12:00 am

Seniors' Week is held annually the first week of June. Visit http://www.seniors-housing.alberta.ca/seniors/seniors-week.html 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
SGP Purchasing Partner Network
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Clarion Hotel, Calgary AB

SGP Purchasing Partner Network presents:

2017 Continuing Education Series and Trade Shows - a hands-on networking forum educating workforces in the Seniors Healthcare Industry.

Join your peers at this Complimentary SGP Purchasing Partner Network Annual Education Day 2017 for an exciting day of learning and interacting with a group of industry experts. Take a seat in specific education sessions, live dialogue with our preferred suppliers and discover innovative products and services. Put a face to the name and meet the entire SGP team. It will be a full day of learning and networking, so don't miss out!

Click here for complete details.

Thursday, June 8, 2017
Bow Valley College's Health Care Provider Networking Event
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Bow Valley College, North Campus, Second Floor, N231

Bow Valley College is inviting LPNs, HCAs & Continuing Care employers for an afternoon of networking and collaborative team activities. This event will help you to learn strategies about self-care and talk about different ways to be at your best and avoid burnout. The event includes Keynote Speaker Thalia Anderen, Program Coordinator - Social Work, School of Community Studies. There will be refreshments, gift card giveaways and door prizes. Don't miss out!

Click here to RSVP.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
IQ 2017 Exhibitor Early Bird Deadline
Time: 12:00 am
Thursday, June 15, 2017
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Time: All Day
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Walk for Alzheimer's - various cities
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Various cities in Alberta

Walk for Alzheimer’s is Canada’s biggest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Monies raised support programs and services in your community that improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their families, and support other activities like education and public awareness.

Walks take place every year in 150 communities across Canada. In 2014, 24,000 walkers participated, raising $4.5 million.

Click here to Join the Movement!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Cannabis At Work Master Class
Time: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Progressive Contractors Association of Canada Office 1024 Parsons Road, Edmonton AB

The Master Class, hosted by Cannabis At Work, is a small group, facilitated “working” class. SPACE IS LIMITED. In this workshop we will do a deep dive on your Drug & Alcohol Policy to ensure it is cannabis compliant. Participants will leave with a new draft of their policy. Participants will also leave with business processes for managing medical and recreational cannabis disclosures.

What to bring:

Participants must bring (electronically or physical copies) of their Drug & Alcohol policy, internal procedures on drug testing or other relevant polices/procedures/directives.
During the working class, participants will (with the assistance of the facilitator):
Identify gaps in their current policy; deconstruct their Drug & Alcohol policy
Identify what needs to be added or changed in their current policy; rebuild draft policy
Create draft of internal procedures for managing cannabis disclosures
Create a communication and education plan; identify steps to roll out new policy

Lunch and refreshments are included in the registration fee.
Please note this course is running on two dates: June 14 & June 21.

Click here for details and to register.

Monday, July 10, 2017
IQ 2017 Abstract Submission Deadline
Time: 12:00 am
Friday, August 4, 2017
IQ 2017 Awards of Excellence Deadline to Submit Nominations
Time: 12:00 am
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Feast On The Field
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, September 8, 2017
IQ 2017 Early Bird Registration Deadline
Time: 12:00 am
Monday, September 11-13, 2017
Grey Matters 2017 Conference
Time: 12:00 am

The Grey Matters Conference is a three day event with two days of workshops and sessions, September 12-13. This conference offers provincial service providers opportunities to network, gain knowledge and increase awareness of issues, supports and services for seniors. In 2016, over 390 delegates attended from across Alberta, the Northwest Territories and British Columbia.

Visit greymatters2017.com.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Seniors' Housing Forum
Time: All Day
Location: Central Lions Seniors Rec Centre, Edmonton AB

The Seniors’ Housing Forum Planning Committee, comprised of key community stakeholders, is presenting a one-day Seniors’ Housing Forum for seniors, their families and caregivers, free of charge!

The goal of the Forum is to educate participants about the range of housing options and community resources available for older adults and to guide individuals in planning appropriate future housing for themselves and/or significant others. Sponsors and Exhibitors will have an opportunity to promote their organization, services and/or products to an audience actively seeking information pertaining to seniors’ housing needs and services.

Visit: http://www.mysage.ca/events/seniors-housing-forum

Wednesday, September 27-28, 2017
ACCA Inspiring Quality ("IQ") Conference
Time: 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Sheraton, Red Deer AB

ACCA's Annual Inspiring Quality Conference offers an inspirational program of world-class speakers exploring lessons from abroad, local initiatives and perspective on what quality means, and research challenging myths in the Continuing Care Industry.  Featuring a fantastic tradeshow and the celebratory ACCA Awards of Excellence recognizing outstanding individuals in Continuing Care, you won't want to miss IQ 2017! www.accaiq.com

Sunday, October 1, 2017
National Seniors' Day
Time: All Day
Wednesday, October 18-20, 2017
Humanizing Health Care
Time: 5:00 pm
Monday, October 30-31, 2017
3rd Annual Quality Summit 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Edmonton EXPO Centre 7515 - 118 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5B 4X5
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Seniors' Health & Wellness Forum
Time: All Day
Location: Central Lions Seniors Rec Centre, Edmonton AB

The Seniors' Health & Wellness Forum, Presented by Age Friendly Edmonton, is an opportunity for seniors, their families and caregivers to obtain information and resources pertaining to health, wellness and social supports vital to healthy aging.

The goal of the Forum is to educate participants about the range of health and wellness options and community resources available for older adults. The Health & Wellness Forum will follow the same event format as the successful Seniors’ Housing Forum, with Sponsors and Exhibitors having the opportunity to promote their organization, services and/or products.

Visit: http://www.mysage.ca/events/health-and-wellness-forum

Thursday, November 23, 2017
Annual General Meeting and ACCA Wine & Cheese Membership Appreciation Reception
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Edmonton AB

Join us for our Annual General Meeting in hearing about some of the great initiatives ACCA is championing, and featuring special guest speaker Paul McLoughlin, Analysts of Alberta Politics.  Following our AGM, we invite you to join us for our 2nd Annual Wine & Cheese Membership Appreciation Reception.  The Reception recognizes the importance of our strong Corporate Members that offer quality services and products that help home care organizations and operators of seniors' homes to control costs and improve efficiencies.