Active and Health Senior (Retirement Homes) Living Operations Certificate

Graduates of this program will be prepared for an operations leadership role within a Senior Living residence. This combination
instructor-facilitated, online and on-campus program provides the education, application, and hands-on training necessary to
be successful in the ever-growing Senior Living industry. This program is ideal for those already in the Senior Living industry and
wanting to increase their level of responsibility, and/or those desiring to capitalize on related industries experience in order to
shift career paths. The program is designed for the working professional, with flexibility to complete studies each week on their
own schedule.

  • A key component of the program will include a customized guided mentorship experience.
  • Although many components are delivered online, a hands-on and practical experience approach to learning will be applied through the use of technology and a 4-day on-campus stay. This delivery approach will allow for a meaningful distance-learning experience while not compromising the benefits derived from one-on-one and group interaction.
  • Students can choose single courses for personal development or complete all 6 courses in order to gain their certificate in Active & Healthy Senior Living Operations (Retirement Home Management).

 

For more information, view the certificate brochure here.

 

Visit the website at http://hrt.humber.ca/explore/continuingeducation.html to register for the Information night on July 17!
 

 



2018 Gerontology & Dysphagia Assessment Treatment Network Workshop

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

8:30 am—4:00 pm

2638 Steeles Avenue East
Brampton, On

The dietitians of Canada gerontology network is a national network representing 545 + registered dietitians working with the elderly in long term care settings across Canada. The gerontology network acts as a resource through the provision of education opportunities and evidenced based nutrition information to support registered dietitians as they strive for excellence in the delivery of nutritional care of residents in long term care. The dietitians of Canada dysphagia assessment and treatment network representing over 225 registered dietitians across Canada.

The goal of the dysphagia assessment and treatment network is to help define, expand and secure the dietitian’s role in the assessment, management and treatment of dysphagia within the health care team and to promote sharing of expertise and resources to build capacity within Canadian dietitians. We are very excited about our first ever joint workshop!

REGISTER ONLINE:
https://secure.effreg.com/register/jgnada2018

Click here to view the event brochure for more information and the full event schedule.

 


International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) Information Letter

The purpose of this letter is to give fellow health care professionals some background on the IDDSI initiative and the impact this may have for those in LTC. We hope the information provided will promote conversation among all health disciplines so as to engage them in planning for the implementation of this very important initiative in their homes and with their teams.

Click here to read the full letter.


OHEA 2018 Conference - Reinventing Home Economics

OHEA

Geared to attract Professional Home Economists, Dietitians, Nutritionists, bloggers and university students, #OHEA2018 promises a full day of professional development, networking and fun for delegates, sponsors and speakers.

March 24, 2018 at Brescia University College

Early bird registration for #OHEA2018 is OPEN until February 17! 

Click here to visit the OHEA Conference website for more information and to register!


Food Service Awareness Week

February 5th – 9th, 2018
Theme Pride in Food Service
Focus Recognizing Nutrition and Food Service professionals

Click here to view the brochure!


OSNM Member Education Opportunity - March 24, 2018

Company: Humber College
Education Session Name: IDDSI workshop
Location/Webinar:
Humber College North Campus,
Humber College Blvd, Etobicoke, ON, Canada
Date: March 24, 2018
Time:    9-3pm
Cost: $250.00
Registration Info/Website: http://hrt.humber.ca/courses/a-practical-understanding-of-the-iddsi-framework-for-canadian-healthcare-facilities-and-organizations.html

To register you may also call 416-675-3111 and refer to CRN 50107
(Mon- Thu 9am-5pm; Fri 9am-4pm)

CE Point awarded: N/A – OSNM Member discount and CE points are not available at this time

 


Trillium Newsletter - Winter 2017

The latest issue of the Trillium Newsletter is now live! To view it, log into your account and click the "Trillium Online" link. If you are already logged in, you can go directly to the page by clicking here.

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Bursary Winner Essay by Erica Beehler
  • Healthcare committee Report
  • Public Relations/Communications Report
  • Membership Report
  • Ontario Provincial Report
  • OSNM Fall Conference Committee Report
  • Meet the Board

Chapter H Fall Meeting

Hosted by:  Becky Bezpaly
When:  November 30th @ 2pm
Where:  The Village of University Gates, 250 Laurelwood Drive, Waterloo
 
Join your fellow Nutrition Managers in this informative tour
 
 
The Village at University Gates and the Centre of Excellence in Aging opened in August of 2015.     

The Centre of Excellence includes Ontario’s first purpose-built teaching long-term care (LTC) home which is connected to a research and training building (the RIA building). The 192-bed LTC home operates as one of the Schlegel Villages (The Village at University of Gates) and all revenue over cost will be donated back into research activities. The RIA building is home to RIA team members, faculty and labs.

These buildings were designed with learning, research and social spaces that encourage co-mingling of older adults, students, educators and researchers. They are also home to University of Waterloo and Conestoga College programs for learning and applied research related to seniors care and living.

Our tour will include a close up look at the Research Institute for Aging Labs, The Conestoga College University Gates Campus for RPN and PSW programs as well as a tour of the University Gates Long Term Care Home.
 
Please RSVP to lplein@knollcrestlodge.com by Monday November 27th.  
Parking is limited and Becky ask that you park at the Y across the street.  Car pooling is encouraged
 
 
Looking forward to seeing you,
Lorrie Plein
OSNM Chapter H President


CSNM Webinar Education Series - IDDSI - The Next Steps: Tools & Tips for a Smooth Implementation

Date:  November 20, 2017
Time:  6 :00 PM ET /  3:00 PM PT  
- Earn 1 CSNM Point for Competency 4.0
- Cost: Free to CSNM Members  
You must attend the live webinar to receive a CE point. Telephone/audio only does not log your attendance.

REGISTER HERE

 

Presentation Summary:

As Canada and the global community move into the “prepare” phase of the Monitor-Aware-Prepare-Adopt process for International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative implementation, many questions have surfaced about how to best prepare and operationalize IDDSI.

This webinar will review how IDDSI testing methods for food textures, liquid thickness can help to map current terminology to IDDSI standards and discuss tools & tips for a smooth implementation based on reports from IDDSI pilots, early adopters and experiences from the countries that have previously implemented national standards.

Presenter Bios:
 
Peter Lam, RD, CFE
Peter Lam is the Co-Chair of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI). Prior to IDDSI, Peter was the lead of the Dysphagia Diet Terminology Standardization Project in Canada.
Peter is a Registered Dietitian, Professional Practice Consultant and a Credentialed Foodservice Executive in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He is an appointed clinical instructor at the University of British Columbia.
 
Julie Cichero, BA, BSpThy (Hons), PhD
Julie Cichero is Co-Chair of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) and led the development and publication of the 2007 Australian Standardised texture modified food and thickened liquid terminology. Julie is a Speech Pathologist, Dysphagia Research and Education Consultant and Adjunct Professor in Brisbane, Australia. Julie has published more than 40 journal articles and co-authored four books.

 

 


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