Upcoming Webinar – Cycling Without Age: Enhancing the Lives of Seniors
The Bruyère Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care is pleased to present the latest in their webinar series. The webinar is called “Cycling Without Age: Enhancing the Lives of Seniors – The Right to Wind in Your Face.”
Bruyère Continuing Care is one of the first Ontario health care organizations to launch a Cycling Without Age program. It is an innovative program designed to enhance the lives of seniors by providing them with a great opportunity to remain connected to society and active in our community. Saint Louis Residence and the Bruyère Village are located on the shores of the Ottawa River and are part of a network of bicycle paths in the Ottawa and Orleans communities.
The Department of Therapeutic Support Services (Therapeutic Recreation, Volunteer Resources and Spiritual Care) were actively involved in recruiting and training 30+ volunteer pilots to transport the residents and tenants on over 150 voyages. The initial project was evaluated and the program expanded to Elisabeth Bruyère Residence in our downtown location in 2017.
Presented by Kim Durst-Mackenzie (Therapeutic Recreation and Volunteer Coordinator, Bruyère Continuing Care) and Gary Bradshaw (Community Partner), this webinar will discuss the purposes and goals of the program, as well as the benefits and challenges the Bruyère teams came across during implementation.
The webinar will be held on Monday, March 12, from 12-1 p.m. To attend this webinar, please register online.