Oct
28
Wed
Medical Safeguarding Everyday, and In Time of Pandemic @ Online via Zoom
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Southern Ontario Training Group
and co-sponsor Durham Association for Family Resources and Support
In conjunction with the Social Role Valorization Implementation Project Presents

Medical Safeguarding Everyday, and In Time of Pandemic:
a three part series using video conferencing technology.

This workshop will be particularly helpful for family members and human service professionals who accompany people with intellectual and/or other impairments in obtaining medical care.

The workshop is inspired by the work of the late Dr. W. Wolfensberger of the Syracuse Training Institute, as well as on the practical experiences of clinicians, family members, and advocates. It explores the unpleasant and paradoxical reality that anyone who is hospitalized is exposed to grave dangers, which jeopardize that person’s health and safety. This is a reality for all ill people in the hospital, including valued citizens, but is especially ominous for people who are members of a socially disadvantaged class, including those who are elderly and/or impaired.

We offer guidance, from the perspective of an advocate, a nurse, and a person with a disability who manages her own practical care, for what is to be done to help ensure good outcomes. The workshop will offer some practical information and several examples of necessary guidelines and measures for protecting people in the hospital. It will also explore the practical challenges of supporting people during a pandemic, especially in light of the restrictive policies limiting patient accompaniment.

Session 1: General Perils in Modern Hospitals  – Monday, October 26, 2020, 1:00-4:00 pm EDT

Session 2: Specific Perils Faced by People with Impairments in Hospitals, and What Can Be Done About It   – Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 1:00-4:00 pm EDT

Session 3: Protective Measures During Pandemic  – Friday, October 30,1:00-4:00 pm EDT

The workshop will be take place using Zoom video conferencing technology. It will be presented in lecture format and will include opportunities for some discussion with the presenters.

Oct
30
Fri
Medical Safeguarding Everyday, and In Time of Pandemic @ Online via Zoom
Oct 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Southern Ontario Training Group
and co-sponsor Durham Association for Family Resources and Support
In conjunction with the Social Role Valorization Implementation Project Presents

Medical Safeguarding Everyday, and In Time of Pandemic:
a three part series using video conferencing technology.

This workshop will be particularly helpful for family members and human service professionals who accompany people with intellectual and/or other impairments in obtaining medical care.

The workshop is inspired by the work of the late Dr. W. Wolfensberger of the Syracuse Training Institute, as well as on the practical experiences of clinicians, family members, and advocates. It explores the unpleasant and paradoxical reality that anyone who is hospitalized is exposed to grave dangers, which jeopardize that person’s health and safety. This is a reality for all ill people in the hospital, including valued citizens, but is especially ominous for people who are members of a socially disadvantaged class, including those who are elderly and/or impaired.

We offer guidance, from the perspective of an advocate, a nurse, and a person with a disability who manages her own practical care, for what is to be done to help ensure good outcomes. The workshop will offer some practical information and several examples of necessary guidelines and measures for protecting people in the hospital. It will also explore the practical challenges of supporting people during a pandemic, especially in light of the restrictive policies limiting patient accompaniment.

Session 1: General Perils in Modern Hospitals  – Monday, October 26, 2020, 1:00-4:00 pm EDT

Session 2: Specific Perils Faced by People with Impairments in Hospitals, and What Can Be Done About It   – Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 1:00-4:00 pm EDT

Session 3: Protective Measures During Pandemic  – Friday, October 30,1:00-4:00 pm EDT

The workshop will be take place using Zoom video conferencing technology. It will be presented in lecture format and will include opportunities for some discussion with the presenters.

Nov
11
Wed
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place
Nov 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Thinking About Housing for a Loved One with a Disability?

Imagining Home is a group of like-minded people delving into finding and creating “home” for a loved one with a disability. This group has been meeting monthly for a number of years and is interested in discussing all things housing!

Interested in coming out? New members are welcome! Get in touch with Erin prior to a meeting so she can catch you up so you get the most out of the meetings.

Nov
13
Fri
Bio-Medical Study Group @ The Gathering Place
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Bio-Medical Study Group is a group of family and community members who find it inspiring, helpful, and personally rewarding to talk with each other about our own experiences and share new information all about optimal health, balance and well-being. We think about wellness in terms of food and nutrition, making sure sensory needs are met, figuring out mindful and conscious approaches, or looking at what recent research can tell us about medications, seizures, digestive issues and more.

Our conversation focuses on the whole person and how people may respond with more or less sensitivity to their environment, including diet and nutrition, brain coherence, sensory integration issues, the calmness or agitation of those around them, and more.

The group has been meeting monthly for over a year and is open and welcomes new participants! We meet at The Gathering Place (20-850 King St. W, Oshawa), the second Friday of each month at 10am.  Please RSVP your attendance to jklees@dafrs.com so that we can plan a successful morning.

Nov
23
Mon
Making the Most Study Group @ Online via Zoom
Nov 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Making the Most Study Group @ Online via Zoom | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Have you completed one of the Making the Most series here at DFR? If so, you are welcome to join the study group happening once a month. This time will be spent delving more deeply into some of the topics covered in the series. If there is something you wanted to work through, an idea, an interest, an opportunity – this is the place to get some feedback and support to do so!

Give Laura a call or email if you’d like to know more, or to RSVP!

Dec
9
Wed
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Thinking About Housing for a Loved One with a Disability?

Imagining Home is a group of like-minded people delving into finding and creating “home” for a loved one with a disability. This group has been meeting monthly for a number of years and is interested in discussing all things housing!

Interested in coming out? New members are welcome! Get in touch with Erin prior to a meeting so she can catch you up so you get the most out of the meetings.

Dec
11
Fri
Bio-Medical Study Group @ The Gathering Place
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Bio-Medical Study Group is a group of family and community members who find it inspiring, helpful, and personally rewarding to talk with each other about our own experiences and share new information all about optimal health, balance and well-being. We think about wellness in terms of food and nutrition, making sure sensory needs are met, figuring out mindful and conscious approaches, or looking at what recent research can tell us about medications, seizures, digestive issues and more.

Our conversation focuses on the whole person and how people may respond with more or less sensitivity to their environment, including diet and nutrition, brain coherence, sensory integration issues, the calmness or agitation of those around them, and more.

The group has been meeting monthly for over a year and is open and welcomes new participants! We meet at The Gathering Place (20-850 King St. W, Oshawa), the second Friday of each month at 10am.  Please RSVP your attendance to jklees@dafrs.com so that we can plan a successful morning.

Dec
28
Mon
Making the Most Study Group @ Online via Zoom
Dec 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Making the Most Study Group @ Online via Zoom | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Have you completed one of the Making the Most series here at DFR? If so, you are welcome to join the study group happening once a month. This time will be spent delving more deeply into some of the topics covered in the series. If there is something you wanted to work through, an idea, an interest, an opportunity – this is the place to get some feedback and support to do so!

Give Laura a call or email if you’d like to know more, or to RSVP!

Jan
8
Fri
Bio-Medical Study Group @ The Gathering Place
Jan 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Bio-Medical Study Group is a group of family and community members who find it inspiring, helpful, and personally rewarding to talk with each other about our own experiences and share new information all about optimal health, balance and well-being. We think about wellness in terms of food and nutrition, making sure sensory needs are met, figuring out mindful and conscious approaches, or looking at what recent research can tell us about medications, seizures, digestive issues and more.

Our conversation focuses on the whole person and how people may respond with more or less sensitivity to their environment, including diet and nutrition, brain coherence, sensory integration issues, the calmness or agitation of those around them, and more.

The group has been meeting monthly for over a year and is open and welcomes new participants! We meet at The Gathering Place (20-850 King St. W, Oshawa), the second Friday of each month at 10am.  Please RSVP your attendance to jklees@dafrs.com so that we can plan a successful morning.

Jan
13
Wed
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place
Jan 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Thinking About Housing for a Loved One with a Disability?

Imagining Home is a group of like-minded people delving into finding and creating “home” for a loved one with a disability. This group has been meeting monthly for a number of years and is interested in discussing all things housing!

Interested in coming out? New members are welcome! Get in touch with Erin prior to a meeting so she can catch you up so you get the most out of the meetings.