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Dementia Friendly Communities Ontario is working to to support people living with dementia in our communities.  To learn more visit  Help spread the word by sharing the pdf poster.

Tuesday June 5th from 12:30-4:00pm at the YMCA Hamilton Auditorium. This half day program features Taralyn Prindiville (Hamilton Council on Aging), Amanda Grenier (Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging) and Pat Spadafora (Kaleidoscope Consulting) and includes a free lunch for registrants. Register by contacting Taralyn Priniville at or calling 905-777-3837 x 12434.

Wednesday June 13, 2018 from 2-3PM EDT. Join Krista James and Valerie LeBlanc for thid presentation in recognition of World Elder Abuse Day. The Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) will provide a snapshot of laws across the country relevant to elder abuse. CCEL will address ethical issues relevant to responding to abuse, and help webinar participants identify key resources to support older adults.

June 21, 2018 from 12-1PM EDT. Join Jim Diers and Paul Born for this webinar as they discuss how we bring 'community' back into neighbourhoods and create more vibrant connections in the places we live. Click here for more information or to register.

The aim of this study was to investigate the concepts and interventions related to resilience in dementia caregivers and explore models of resilience applicable to dementia caregiving. 2 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This study systematically reviewed the definitions, methodological approaches and determinant models associated with resilience among caregivers of people with dementia. 9 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This pdf presentation gives a comprehensive overview of caregiving and considerations for supporting their resilience and a palliative care approach to working with caregivers. 40 slides. Last reviewed May 2018.

Tuesday, June 19 from 12-1 PM EDT. Join this webinar as Jordana Maisel and Brittany Perez give a presentation about inclusive design and age-friendly communities. Inclusive design is becoming a higher priority across municipalities due to the increasing societal focus on preventative health outcomes, community participation and engagement, and an aging population. Register here.

Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 1-2 PM EDT. During this webinar, Jen Recknagel will present on a research-through-storytelling project aimed at uncovering grassroots models of seniors’ supportive living that are emerging across Canada and the United States. It employs a lead user approach to explore initiatives that address the issues of aging in place and senior social isolation, and presents a distillation of key insights and emergent principles extracted from ethnographic site visits. Register here.

Wed. April 18th from 12-1pm EST. This webinar is co-presented by the Ontario NonProfit Network (ONN) and Maytree.  The webinar is free for ONN members and $30 for non-members. This webinar focuses on understanding the importance of engaging local residents authentically, developing an organizational culture that includes local residents within the organization and addressing the challenges and establishing strategies for meaningful engagement. Click here to learn more or to register.