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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Abstract Submissions open: Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Aging Symposium, 13-14 April 2018.
Time: 12:00 am

For additional information and how to submit, please visit the 2018 IPA Sleep Symposium website. The deadline to submit an abstract is 31 January 2018.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Abstract Submissions open: Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Aging Symposium, 13-14 April 2018.
Time: 12:00 am

For additional information and how to submit, please visit the 2018 IPA Sleep Symposium website. The deadline to submit an abstract is 31 January 2018.

Thursday, February 1, 2018
Deadline for Sage Awards Nominations!
Time: 12:00 am

Do you know an Edmonton area senior who is making a special contribution to our community in their senior years? The Sage Awards celebrate seniors who inspire, empower and engage others in making our community, province, nation and world a better place to live, work and play.

Nomination forms are available at www.MySage.ca or jlparenteau@MySage.ca

The deadline is today; awards will be presented at a Luncheon Celebration at The Chateau Lacombe in Edmonton on May 8.

Tuesday, February 6-8, 2018
CALTC Advocacy and Strategy Days
Time: 12:00 am

ACCA is a member of the Canadian Association for Long Term Care with ACCA CEO Tammy Leach serving on the Executive. In February 2017, CALTC held their inaugural lobby days in Ottawa and met with key stakeholders from government to raise awareness of issues relating to long term care and opportunities to improve seniors care in Canada.

CALTC will again be in Ottawa championing for investment in Continuing Care in February 2018.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Abstract Submissions open: Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Aging Symposium, 13-14 April 2018.
Time: 12:00 am

For additional information and how to submit, please visit the 2018 IPA Sleep Symposium website. The deadline to submit an abstract is 31 January 2018.

Sunday, February 11, 2018
Deadline to apply: HQCA Patient Experience Awards 2018
Time: All Day

Applications will be accepted from January 8 to February 11, 2018. Details on how to apply and the application guide are available on the HQCA website: www.hqca.ca/awards

 

Who can apply?

These awards are for any individual or team of healthcare workers in Alberta involved in designing and implementing an initiative that made a significant positive impact on patients’ experiences in accessing or receiving healthcare services. 

What’s awarded?

The selected initiatives will receive funding (to a maximum total of $2,500) to attend or host a patient experience, quality, or patient safety education event. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to share details about their initiative through a webcast.

Monday, February 12, 2018
Ready to add something new to your care practice?
Time: All Day
Location: Toronto, ON; Barrie, ON, Edmonton, AB

Music Care Training is for anyone who wants to increase their knowledge and practical applications of music in care.

Watch what some Level 3 graduates are doing with their training:

 

https://youtu.be/CaB1bTyQNTk

 

No prior musical or health sector experience is required. This 14-hour course will prepare caregivers to:

  • Understand the basic principles of music in care
  • Gain confidence using specific music care techniques
  • Develop a strategic plan for a music care program in your care setting

Classes taking place:

For more information call toll-free, 1-844-985-0217, email Deb or Shannon, or visit the Music Care Training page of our website

NEW!  Book 5 or more from one organization, save 10%

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Ready to add something new to your care practice?
Time: All Day
Location: Toronto, ON; Barrie, ON, Edmonton, AB

Music Care Training is for anyone who wants to increase their knowledge and practical applications of music in care.

Watch what some Level 3 graduates are doing with their training:

 

https://youtu.be/CaB1bTyQNTk

 

No prior musical or health sector experience is required. This 14-hour course will prepare caregivers to:

  • Understand the basic principles of music in care
  • Gain confidence using specific music care techniques
  • Develop a strategic plan for a music care program in your care setting

Classes taking place:

For more information call toll-free, 1-844-985-0217, email Deb or Shannon, or visit the Music Care Training page of our website

NEW!  Book 5 or more from one organization, save 10%

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Abstract Submissions open: Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Aging Symposium, 13-14 April 2018.
Time: 12:00 am

For additional information and how to submit, please visit the 2018 IPA Sleep Symposium website. The deadline to submit an abstract is 31 January 2018.

Thursday, February 15, 2018
ACCA Membership Meeting
Time: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Wyndham Garden Calgary Airport
Becoming a Behavioural Detective: Supporting Complex Behaviour in Elder Care
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

On behalf of ICCER and the Complex Needs Initiative, we invite you to join us for Responsive Behaviours 2018 on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

 Our speaker for the day is Kim Barthel, OTR. Kim is a proponent of "putting your mind in the mind of the other" and teaches globally about understanding what is behind complex behaviours. Her specialties include attachment, trauma, addiction, sensory processing, movement and learning. Neurobiology is integral to Kim's focus - because the more we understand how the brain works, the more we can feel compassion for ourselves and others, naturally reducing the shame and division between us.

 The focus of this engaging workshop is to better understand complex behaviours in an older adult and geriatric population and develop strategies to promote quality of life for all involved. Relationship building skills for those working or living with an individual with complex behaviours will be highlighted as well as approaches to "look beyond the behaviour" and understand how behaviour is communicating unmet needs.

Please note: Because this is a free education session, no refreshments or lunch will be provided.

This workshop will be held in Calgary at South Health Campus in Auditorium Room 280020A.

Additional videoconference sites available. Click the button below for more information.

Click here to register!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Abstract Submissions open: Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Aging Symposium, 13-14 April 2018.
Time: 12:00 am

For additional information and how to submit, please visit the 2018 IPA Sleep Symposium website. The deadline to submit an abstract is 31 January 2018.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Abstract Submissions open: Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Aging Symposium, 13-14 April 2018.
Time: 12:00 am

For additional information and how to submit, please visit the 2018 IPA Sleep Symposium website. The deadline to submit an abstract is 31 January 2018.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Abstract Submissions open: Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Aging Symposium, 13-14 April 2018.
Time: 12:00 am

For additional information and how to submit, please visit the 2018 IPA Sleep Symposium website. The deadline to submit an abstract is 31 January 2018.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Abstract Submissions open: Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Aging Symposium, 13-14 April 2018.
Time: 12:00 am

For additional information and how to submit, please visit the 2018 IPA Sleep Symposium website. The deadline to submit an abstract is 31 January 2018.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Abstract Submissions open: Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Aging Symposium, 13-14 April 2018.
Time: 12:00 am

For additional information and how to submit, please visit the 2018 IPA Sleep Symposium website. The deadline to submit an abstract is 31 January 2018.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Abstract Submissions open: Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Aging Symposium, 13-14 April 2018.
Time: 12:00 am

For additional information and how to submit, please visit the 2018 IPA Sleep Symposium website. The deadline to submit an abstract is 31 January 2018.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Abstract Submissions open: Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Aging Symposium, 13-14 April 2018.
Time: 12:00 am

For additional information and how to submit, please visit the 2018 IPA Sleep Symposium website. The deadline to submit an abstract is 31 January 2018.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Abstract Submissions open: Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Aging Symposium, 13-14 April 2018.
Time: 12:00 am

For additional information and how to submit, please visit the 2018 IPA Sleep Symposium website. The deadline to submit an abstract is 31 January 2018.

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Ready to add something new to your care practice?
Time: All Day
Location: London ON

Music Care Training is for anyone who wants to increase their knowledge and practical applications of music in care.

Watch what some Level 3 graduates are doing with their training:

 

https://youtu.be/CaB1bTyQNTk

 

No prior musical or health sector experience is required. This 14-hour course will prepare caregivers to:

  • Understand the basic principles of music in care
  • Gain confidence using specific music care techniques
  • Develop a strategic plan for a music care program in your care setting

Classes taking place:

For more information call toll-free, 1-844-985-0217, email Deb or Shannon, or visit the Music Care Training page of our website

NEW!  Book 5 or more from one organization, save 10%

Friday, April 13, 2018
Ready to add something new to your care practice?
Time: All Day
Location: London ON

Music Care Training is for anyone who wants to increase their knowledge and practical applications of music in care.

Watch what some Level 3 graduates are doing with their training:

 

https://youtu.be/CaB1bTyQNTk

 

No prior musical or health sector experience is required. This 14-hour course will prepare caregivers to:

  • Understand the basic principles of music in care
  • Gain confidence using specific music care techniques
  • Develop a strategic plan for a music care program in your care setting

Classes taking place:

For more information call toll-free, 1-844-985-0217, email Deb or Shannon, or visit the Music Care Training page of our website

NEW!  Book 5 or more from one organization, save 10%

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Ready to add something new to your care practice?
Time: All Day
Location: Halifax, NS; Peterborough, ON

Music Care Training is for anyone who wants to increase their knowledge and practical applications of music in care.

Watch what some Level 3 graduates are doing with their training:

 

https://youtu.be/CaB1bTyQNTk

 

No prior musical or health sector experience is required. This 14-hour course will prepare caregivers to:

  • Understand the basic principles of music in care
  • Gain confidence using specific music care techniques
  • Develop a strategic plan for a music care program in your care setting

Classes taking place:

For more information call toll-free, 1-844-985-0217, email Deb or Shannon, or visit the Music Care Training page of our website

NEW!  Book 5 or more from one organization, save 10%

Friday, April 20, 2018
Ready to add something new to your care practice?
Time: All Day
Location: Halifax, NS; Peterborough, ON

Music Care Training is for anyone who wants to increase their knowledge and practical applications of music in care.

Watch what some Level 3 graduates are doing with their training:

 

https://youtu.be/CaB1bTyQNTk

 

No prior musical or health sector experience is required. This 14-hour course will prepare caregivers to:

  • Understand the basic principles of music in care
  • Gain confidence using specific music care techniques
  • Develop a strategic plan for a music care program in your care setting

Classes taking place:

For more information call toll-free, 1-844-985-0217, email Deb or Shannon, or visit the Music Care Training page of our website

NEW!  Book 5 or more from one organization, save 10%

Monday, April 30, 2018
Celebrate Outstanding Achievements in Health Care - Submission Deadline
Time: 12:00 am

Celebrate outstanding achievements in health care:

The Alberta Medical Association Achievement Awards are the highest honors bestowed by the organization.  We are seeking nominations for individuals who have contributed to the improvement of the quality of health care in Alberta.  Nominations must be submitted by April 30.  Awards will be p[resented at the AMA annual general meeting to be held in September in Edmonton.

Please request nomination forms by email to Email Janice Meredith or download nomination forms on the AMA website at www.albertadoctors.org.

 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
12th Annual Sage Awards Luncheon
Time: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

12th Annual Sage Awards Luncheon May 8, 2018

The Chateau Lacombe, 10111 Bellamy Hill NW, Edmonton AB

11:00am – 1:30pm

Tickets: $65

Contact:  jlparenteau@MySage.ca for information and tickets.

The Sage Awards recognize and celebrate the invaluable contributions older adults make to our communities and lives, and are presented by Servus Credit Union.

Thursday, May 10, 2018
ACCA Membership Meeting
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel
Sunday, June 3-9, 2018
Seniors' Week in Alberta - June 3 - 9
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Various in Alberta!

Seniors’ Week is held annually during the first full week of June.


Seniors make a difference in our communities every day. From supporting family members and friends to assisting charities and volunteering, seniors are deeply involved in our communities and their contributions benefit Albertans of all ages.

Each year, Albertans are encouraged to join the festivities by attending one of the many Seniors’ Week events taking place across the province. Whether planning an event or enjoying one with the seniors in your life, please take the time to acknowledge Alberta’s seniors and all that they contribute to our quality of life. Your participation in Seniors' Week helps highlight and show appreciation for Alberta's seniors.