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Empathy: The Key to Dementia Inclusive Communities

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Jessica Luh Kim, Director, Membership, Policy & Professional Development, Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA)

Mary Beth Wighton, Co-Chair – Dementia Advocacy Canada (DAC) and Chair – Ontario Dementia Advisory Group (ODAG)
Erin Feutl, Manager, Policy and Professional Development, Ontario Retirement Communities Association
Penny Cook, President & CEO Pioneer Network

In a speech given by former US President Barack Obama (2006), he stated that in today’s society, there is an “…empathy deficit – the ability to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes; to see the world through the eyes of those who are different from us.” Over the years, dementia and those living with the condition, have often been misunderstood.  That misunderstanding has led to the creation of communities that have not been supportive and inclusive of people living with dementia.  Knowing this, the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) decided to embark on a movement to help their members, retirement communities, become more knowledgeable about what dementia is, how residents living with dementia may experience their condition, and what some key initial steps are that leaders and team members can do to create an environment where people living with dementia are supported to live life to the fullest.  Learn from ORCA’s Dementia Task Force members and Penny Cook about why empathy is the most important factor in initiating meaningful change that will transform the lives of residents living in senior living communities and the care partners that serve them.

Empathy: The Key to Dementia Inclusive Communities
60 minutes / $59.00
price includes access to live webinar and the recording
Thursday, May 21, 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST

This LIVE WEBINAR program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1.0 total participant hours
by NAB/NCERS—Approval #20210520-1-A65608-DL

Registration closes 1 hour prior to the event

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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