During this webinar, the Ontario Association of Residents’ Councils (OARC) shares their exciting new education program called Through Our Eyes: Bringing the Residents’ Bill of Rights Alive. What makes Through Our Eyes different? It’s high in resident engagement and yields an education session unlike any other. Even residents living with cognitive changes are invited to successfully participate in the development and delivery of the education.
The success is uncharted as we move from theoretical learning to poignant, life affirming learning through connection and relationship. Join OARC in this exciting new chapter of educating on the Residents’ Bill of Rights – learning that is truly resident centred and makes a difference in the lived experience of residents!
The Through Our Eyes webinar was part of a 3-part Culture Change Webinar Series created to share new learnings and best practices with those who are working to change the culture of aging. The series was hosted by the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging in partnership with the Ontario CLRI.
This webinar was originally presented on February 22, 2017.
About the presenter
Dee Lender is the Executive Director of the Ontario Association of Residents’ Councils – the largest long-term care Residents’ Council Association in Canada, supporting Residents’ Councils from a variety of long-term care homes across Ontario.
Dee’s passion for person-centred care began 25 years ago as a university student in Gerontology. Throughout her career as Activity Director, Coordinator of Family and Resident Services, Educator, Counselor and Consultant, Dee understands the challenges and importance of our changing culture and changing demographics. Dee has fostered authentic relationships, pursues open contribution from all those in the long-term care community, care partners and residents alike, and is keenly interested in educating future generations of care partners.
Most recently Dee has become certified in P.I.E.C.E.S and continues to explore new ways to work with residents so that all voices are heard and effective Residents’ Councils flourish.