Aug
10
Wed
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place
Aug 10 @ 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.

Aug
12
Fri
Bio-Medical Approaches Study Group @ Online via Zoom
Aug 12 @ 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 typically 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.

Aug
17
Wed
Building a Context for Relatioship Workshop @ Online via Zoom
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Building a Context for Relatioship Workshop @ Online via Zoom

This is an interactive, online workshop in two parts, presented by Janet Klees, for those who are serious about exploring and discovering the opportunities for welcome, engagement, and relationship that abound in our communities! Although our day to day life has looked different over the last few years – there are tried and true ways to plan and take next steps to help people lead purposeful, meaningful lives where they participate, contribute and belong.

If you are involved with planning and supporting a person to be a fuller member of their community and need a practical approach that works, this workshop is for you!

These two sessions offer real life stories to stretch your imagination, a basic framework that you can begin to use today, and some tips and ideas on support basics that stand the test of time. You will also be able to problem solve and brain storm for your own situation.

Come as a family member who wants to bolster and expand a meaningful life. Come as a supporter who wants new and powerful ideas for people to be engaged and growing. Consider even attending this event “with” a small group of family members, supporters and allies who sign up and remain in a “group” working together throughout the workshop.

Over two afternoons, we will plan, practice and polish setting up and supporting our own contexts that work.

The workshop is based upon the belief that when our communities are able to invite, welcome and appreciate the contributions of its most vulnerable members, we all benefit. Communities need support to discover these contributions. Supporters need a vision of possibility, a sound approach and effective strategies to take action.

Aug
22
Mon
Making the Most Study Group @ Online via Zoom
Aug 22 @ 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!

Aug
31
Wed
Building a Context for Relatioship Workshop @ Online via Zoom
Aug 31 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Building a Context for Relatioship Workshop @ Online via Zoom

This is an interactive, online workshop in two parts, presented by Janet Klees, for those who are serious about exploring and discovering the opportunities for welcome, engagement, and relationship that abound in our communities! Although our day to day life has looked different over the last few years – there are tried and true ways to plan and take next steps to help people lead purposeful, meaningful lives where they participate, contribute and belong.

If you are involved with planning and supporting a person to be a fuller member of their community and need a practical approach that works, this workshop is for you!

These two sessions offer real life stories to stretch your imagination, a basic framework that you can begin to use today, and some tips and ideas on support basics that stand the test of time. You will also be able to problem solve and brain storm for your own situation.

Come as a family member who wants to bolster and expand a meaningful life. Come as a supporter who wants new and powerful ideas for people to be engaged and growing. Consider even attending this event “with” a small group of family members, supporters and allies who sign up and remain in a “group” working together throughout the workshop.

Over two afternoons, we will plan, practice and polish setting up and supporting our own contexts that work.

The workshop is based upon the belief that when our communities are able to invite, welcome and appreciate the contributions of its most vulnerable members, we all benefit. Communities need support to discover these contributions. Supporters need a vision of possibility, a sound approach and effective strategies to take action.

Sep
2
Fri
Next Generation Meetup @ Online via Zoom
Sep 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Next Generation Meetup @ Online via Zoom | Whitby | Ontario | Canada

A casual get together of those who identify as the “next generation” in the care and support of a loved one with a developmental disability. The group will be coming together to connect, share, and learn from one another.

The get together will be held online via Zoom! Contact Rosanne for more details

Rosanne – (905)436-2500 ext. 2289 or rpurnwasie@dafrs.com

Sep
9
Fri
Bio-Medical Approaches Study Group @ Online via Zoom
Sep 9 @ 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 typically 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.

Sep
14
Wed
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place
Sep 14 @ 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.

Sep
26
Mon
Making the Most Study Group @ Online via Zoom
Sep 26 @ 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!

Oct
7
Fri
Next Generation Meetup @ Online via Zoom
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Next Generation Meetup @ Online via Zoom | Whitby | Ontario | Canada

A casual get together of those who identify as the “next generation” in the care and support of a loved one with a developmental disability. The group will be coming together to connect, share, and learn from one another.

The get together will be held online via Zoom! Contact Rosanne for more details

Rosanne – (905)436-2500 ext. 2289 or rpurnwasie@dafrs.com