Living well with Dementia
Moira Welsh is a Canadian Journalist, Author, and Investigative Reporter with the Toronto Star. Ms. Welsh will share her AWARD WINNING story of "the desire among some to create homes that can help people with dementia thrive".
When: Friday January 17th, 2020. 10am - 12 Noon.
Where: Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church, 10066 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, ON, MC 1T8
Registration: No charge for this event, however registration is required because of limited seating.
In addition to our distinguished speaker, we will have the Alzheimer's Society and other organizations from York region provide information on the services they offer to caregivers and those with a dementia diagnosis.
Memory Lane Home Living Inc.is a not-for-profit dementia initiative. We invite caregivers, health care professionals and the general public to attend this event and learn about the success of the "Butterfly Model of Care"
Living Well with Dementia to recognize January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Every hour in Canada, 9 seniors are receiving a dementia diagnosis. It is time to be informed on how we can live well with dementia.
On Friday January 17th,2020 from 10 am to noon, @ Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church (10066 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill), Memory Lane Home Living Inc. (a not-for-profit dementia initiative dementia) has invited Toronto Star reporter and award winning journalist Moira Welsh to share her findings on how individuals with a dementia diagnosis can live well.
The Registered Nursing Association of Ontario (RNAO) awarded Ms.Welsh the 2019 Media Award for her story called The Fix. Ms.Welsh was also given Honorable Mention by the 2019 Hillman Award for this same story. The Hillman Award recognizes excellence in journalism in the service of the common good. Her investigative reporting demonstrates how there are individuals here in Ontario that are creating living environments that allow those on the journey of dementia to thrive.
Ms. Welsh spent 12 months investigating the “Butterfly Model of Care” at Malton Village Long Term Care in Peel Region. The Central West LIHN awarded the” Butterfly Model of Care” the 2019 Quality Award for their work at Malton Village.
We will have exhibitors within the York Region area who will provide you with information regarding resources available to live well with dementia.
We invite caregivers, loved ones, health professionals, church members, businesses, and the general public to attend this event.