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Training and Workshops

Caregiver Information Series 

In the spring of 2015, Community Care presented a six-part series of information sessions designed to provide caregivers with information, assistance and resources available for them to care for a loved one, and themselves. 

Links to the presentations made at the Caregiver Information Series are below: 

Care Options 

Care Options at Home

Retirement Living in the Community

Community Care Access Centre - Sherri McKeen, Community Education & Outreach rep

Home & Medication Safety 

Safe Medication Use - Cathy Puffer, Remedy's RX on Kent

Home Safety & Falls Prevention - Shauna MacEachern, Closing the Gap Community Services Manager

Healthy Eating - nutritional balance for you and the person you're caring for

Healthy Eating - Lauren Gogol, CHC Registered Dietitian

Managing and Planning Ahead - Financial, Legal, Advanced Care Planning

Estate Planning - Heather Richardson, Staples & Swain Professional Corporation

Income Tax Planning - Julia Dean, Collins Barrow Chartered Accountants

Advance Care Planning - Jill Sadler, CCCKL Hospice Services Director

Caring for the Caregiver - Maintaining Your Wellbeing

Empowerment and Time Management - Anne Kennedy, CCCKL Caregiver Support Group Facilitator

Caring for the Caregiver - Mary Walling-Field, CCCKL Social Worker

Volunteer Training Sessions

Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes offers regular opportunities for agency volunteers to keep up-to-date on relevant information that pertains to their work with the organization. Training workshops are offered regularly so that volunteers who have not recently attended a presentation can take advantage in order to keep apprised of relevant information. 

The next Volunteer Training will be announced shortly. There will be presentations on the Personal Health Information Act, workplace boundaries, Bill 168 and infection control and prevention, as well as a short video on the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.  

The sessions are free for Community Care volunteers. Please contact Volunteer Services Co-ordinator Wendy Bruckert at 705-324-7323 ext 321 for further information or to register for an upcoming training session.