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Embracing Diversity Webinar

  • Resource Type: Webinar
  • Posted On: November 2, 2018
  • Audience(s): Leaders and managers, Staff / team members

Why does embracing diversity matter? Watch this webinar recording to explore strategies to increase inclusiveness in Java programs (and elsewhere). You will learn about ways to increase the number and variety of Java groups offered (e.g., men/women/culturally specific). Finally, we 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.

Presenter: 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 The Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI) hosted at Bruyère, 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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