It has been little over one week since SafeCare BC opened registration for its first health and safety workshop, and the organization is pleased to announce that the workshop is officially sold out! Eighty facility managers, employers, and front-line care providers will be in attendance for the opening training session on September 22nd.
“It is great to see this kind of response in our kick-off workshop,” says Jennifer Lyle, ED of SafeCare BC. “Earlier this year we undertook a training needs assessment to determine the training and resource needs of the sector. We are pleased to offer a series of workshops that reflect the results of that survey.”
“The quick sell out is terrific news,” says Daniel Fontaine, CEO of BC Care Providers Association. “It’s a clear signal that the kinds of workshops and training SafeCare BC is beginning to offer have appeal within our sector.”
The workshop titled, Creating Connections: Working with Individuals with Dementia, is co-hosted with theAlzheimer Society of BC. During this single-day workshop, participants will gain a better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, receive key tips for communication, and learn how to be creative in dealing with some of the behaviours common among persons with dementia.
The event is the first installment of a series of dementia care training workshops that will be held over the next year by SafeCare BC in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of BC. The partnership between the two organizations was announced during a joint session at the BC Care Providers Association Annual Conference in May. For more information on the partnership please click here.
SafeCare BC will be hosting its second workshop in the fall. Be sure to check the SafeCare BC website for a detailed announcement in the coming weeks.