Java Webinar Series #4: Embracing Diversity

Why does embracing diversity matter? Join us as we explore strategies to increase inclusiveness in Java programs (and elsewhere). We will learn about ways to increase the number and variety of Java groups offered (eg. men/women/culturally specific). Finally we will discuss strategies to put embracing diversity into action. This is the final webinar in a series of four, offered to facilitators of the Java Music Club and Java Memory Care. The webinar will be held on July 26, 2018, 12-1 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

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Kristine Theurer, MA (Gerontology), PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia

Kristine Theurer is a researcher who pioneered the use of standardized peer support programs in senior living. She is a published author; her most recent article, with Dr. Robyn Stone, is The Need for a Social Revolution in Residential Care (Journal of Aging Studies). Kristine leads training workshops for staff working in health care in Canada and the US and presents regularly at international conferences. She has a Master of Arts in Gerontology and received numerous research awards including grants from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She serves on the planning committee for the national conference on culture change, hosted by the Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging.

This project is a partnership between Bruyère Centre for Learning Research and Innovation (CLRI) in Long-Term Care, Bruyère Continuing Care, Java Group Programs and Carleton University, with funding provided by the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI).

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