The Power of Peer Support: Reducing Social Isolation in Residential Care Settings
This project is a collaboration between The Bruyère Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care; Bruyère Continuing Care; Carleton University; and Java Group Programs.
This funding allows recreation staff from Ontario long-term care homes to attend a full-day workshop and receive a Java Program licence completely FREE OF CHARGE (wage backfill and long-distance travel assistance are available). Java Music Club and Java Memory Care are standardized peer-support group programs that can be implemented across the full spectrum of care. The Java programs aim to reduce the stigma associated with support groups by reflecting a warm social setting, incorporating coffee and music. These evidence-based peer support programs help reduce social isolation and loneliness!
Click on the links below to learn more. The application deadline is November 5, 2017.