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Alzheimer Knowledge Exchange
The Aging and Developmental Disabilities Program Showcase and Knowledge Transfer Project
  • Are you a leader that has experienced challenges supporting aging individuals with developmental disabilities?
  • Have you faced barriers and are frustrated by systems that don’t work together?
Please join us to participate in an innovative learning opportunity about building partnerships between Developmental Services, Long Term Care and Community Care for seniors. If you are interested in participating in an online learning process and trying out some new ideas to build partnerships – then this is an opportunity for you!

Showcase Projects
(alpha order)
To learn more, please click on the showcase project name below.
Registration
Click here for the on-line registration form. You will receive instructions about the online learning and how to participate 3 days prior to your phase 1 learning session.

How this works

Choose one or more project that you wish to learn more about (see below for a full description).
  • There are 3 parts to this learning process. We strongly encourage that you commit to each of the 3 phases, as each part builds on the next. Only those that participate in all 3 phases will receive a certificate of completion!
  1. PHASE 1: FIRESIDE CHAT  *February 2009* - You will participate in an online 'fireside chat' where the program representative and coach will present their project outlining the important milestones in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of their program and / or partnership. There will be an opportunity for discussion, questions and answers. Phase 1 time committment = 1 hour
  2. PHASE 2: ONSITE PARTNERSHIP BUILDING AND COACHING  *End of February to early March 2009* - You will be provided with a knowledge transfer tool that outlines a process to: identify opportunities, identify and engage stakeholders and determine what’s in it for stakeholders / partners - as well as you! In addition, the 3 weeks following the fireside chat presentation you and your learning group will have the opportunity to post questions and discuss issues using an on-line discussion forum. The program representative and coach will respond to your questions or concerns! Phase 2 time committment is entirely up to you. However, we recommend you commit a minimum of 4 hours over the course of 3 weeks to explore the possibilities within your organization and community!
  3. PHASE 3: KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE  *March 2009* - Follow up on-line 'knowledge exchange' session with the program representative and coach to discuss what strategies you have tried, successes, challenges and sustainability. Phase 3 time committment = 1 hour

Coleman Care Centre
A Unique Service Delivery Model
Coleman Care Centre (a Long Term Care home) has been engaged in a long term partnership (since the mid 1980s) with Simcoe Community Services (a Developmental Services agency) to support a number of individuals with a developmental disability (as many as 72 individuals, currently 21 individuals).  This joint staffing model will be explored as well as the learning about what practices have been successful and how they overcame challenges.
Showcase Details
Project Themes: sustainability of partnerships and leveraging the expertise of both organizations to jointly create a model of support for individuals with a developmental disability
PRESENTER AND COACH: Lorraine Jelly, Administrator, Coleman Care Centre
TIMELINE / DATES:
PHASE 1: FIRESIDE CHAT - Fri, February 27th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
PHASE 2: ONSITE PARTNERSHIP BUILDING AND COACHING -  Mon, March 2nd through to Fri, March 20th
PHASE 3: KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE - Tues, March 24th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Haldimand and Norfolk Seniors Partnership
Responding to Community Need
The Looking Ahead web site provides a onestop resource centre for individuals living in Haldimand or Norfolk County that have a developmental disability and their families. The site includes information on aging with a disability and advance care planning as well as links to support providers. The web-site address is http://lookahead.ca
Showcase Details
Project Themes: Multi-agency collaboration to leverage resources and stimulate knowledge diffusion
CO-PRESENTERS AND COACHES: Susan Wavell, Executive Director, Community Living Haldimand AND Karen Dickhout, Manager, Contact Haldimand-Norfolk, Haldimand-Norfolk R.E.A.C.H.
TIMELINE / DATES:
PHASE 1: FIRESIDE CHAT - Mon, February 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
PHASE 2: ONSITE PARTNERSHIP BUILDING AND COACHING - Mon, March 2nd through to Fri, March 20th
PHASE 3: KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE - Mon, March 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Niagara Network on Aging and Developmental Disabilities
Aging and Developmental Disability - Just the Basics
The network has evolved to build systemic capacity to meet the needs of persons with a developmental disability who are aging. The network focuses on Service System Improvement through sharing resources, information dissemination, education and research. Network partners have been active in a number of initiatives including a workshop for DS staff in September 2007; a workshop for senior sector staff in November 2007 and a cross sector workshop in February 2008 that focused on Building Effective Partnerships.
Showcase Details
Project Themes: Engaging cross-sector representatives in knowledge exchange and partnership development
CO-PRESENTERS AND COACHES: Marcia Cramp, Resource Coordinator, Contact Niagara, St. Catherines AND Seth Moyse, Director of Adult Support Services, Community Living – St. Catharines
TIMELINE / DATES:
PHASE 1: FIRESIDE CHAT - Tues, February 24th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
PHASE 2: ONSITE PARTNERSHIP BUILDING AND COACHING - Mon, March 2nd through to Fri, March 20th
PHASE 3: KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE - Tues, March 24th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Wellington Community Planning Group

Community Takes Action to Meet Aging Needs
Wellington Community Planning Group recognized some changing needs within their community and that these needs involved some long term issues that needed significant ongoing dialogue planning. A review was completed. A sub-committee was formed. Committee members consisted of various people from the Developmental Services Sector, the Long Term Care Sector, the Mental Health Sector, as well as Community Care Access Centre. This committee applied for funding from the LHIN’s, developed a workshop on aging and continues to go strong in planning and finding solutions for the people in their community.
Showcase Details
Project Themes: Cross-sector community planning, building community and system capacity
PRESENTER AND COACH: Angel Cardinal-Milton, Community Development Manager, Christian, Horizons, Milton
TIMELINE / DATES:
PHASE 1: FIRESIDE CHAT - Thurs, February, 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
PHASE 2: ONSITE PARTNERSHIP BUILDING AND COACHING -  Mon, March 2nd through to Fri, March 20th
PHASE 3: KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE - Thurs, March 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The Aging Developmental Disabilities Program Showcase and Knowledge Transfer Project is a collaboration between the SHRTN Aging and Developmental Disabilities Community of Practice, the Ontario Partnership on Aging and Developmental Disabilities (OPADD) and the Alzheimer Knowledge Exchange (AKE).
To learn more about SHRTN and the Aging and Developmental Disabilities CoP, please visit: www.shrtn.on.ca
To learn more about OPADD, please visit: www.opadd.on.ca
To learn more about the Alzheimer Knowledge Exchange, please visit: www.akeontario.org
AKE & OPADD

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