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Calgary Pilot Study Group Update

Posted by on Sep 12, 2018 in Calgary Blog | 0 comments

September is upon us again, and so many of us have fall projects underway.  In Calgary, we have started a pilot gerontology study group.  We received a lot of initial interest expressed to our email account, and were happy to have everyone who attended our information meeting sign up to participate for the full 8 weeks.  We are trialling an online option for the first time, and will use the feedback of our participants to guide us in offering future sessions.  We have also welcomed LPNs to participate as part of their own continuing competence plans.  We expect this study group to wrap up during the first week of November, just in time for those RNs who are registered to write CNA's Certification Exam.  If you are curious about the content covered, or recommended reference materials, please take a look at CNA's website in the Certification section.  If you have questions for our chapter, please get in touch with us at...

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Calgary Fall 2018 Study Group

Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in Calgary Blog, Health System News | 0 comments

Hello to all fellow AGNA Members! We are excited to announce we will run an 8 week long study group this fall in Calgary.  Our information night will be held September 5th (see poster below.) The study group was originally designed to support RNs who were preparing to write CNA's Certification exam in Gerontology, and still follows the competency blueprint set out (see the CNA website.)  There has also been significant interest from our LPN members in attending study groups to support their professional growth and practice. We invite ALL regulated nurses who are interested to attend or log in to the information meeting. Please note, study groups are not a pre-written course to passively view; they are peer groups with extra support, and will require an 8 week commitment. Each person has the responsibility to review materials that follow the competency blueprint, and discuss that learning with other group members. Please see the attached poster, and share with any colleagues who might be interested. CGNA gerio exam prep meeting 2018Sep05 mtg In an effort to make this available to as many members as possible we will trial online format for anyone who cannot be in attendance for meetings and to view presentations from experts.  See below for login information if you wish to join us online: Study group info session Wed, Sep 5, 2018 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM MDT Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. You can also dial in using your phone. Access Code: 275-145-901 Canada: +1 (647) 497-9373 First GoToMeeting? Let's do a quick system check: We hope to see you in September! Sincerely, the AGNA Calgary Chapter...

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Calgary Chapter joint event with AAG

Posted by on Mar 10, 2018 in Calgary Blog | 0 comments

We are thrilled to announce our first annual joint dinner event, in collaboration with the Alberta Association of Gerontology (AAG.)  This is a fantastic event to network with our community of gerontological practice.  This is a ticketed event, but for only $5, a buffet dinner is included.  We will enjoy a presentation by Allegra Samaha and team, on their research of Family Caregiver Perceptions of Support in Calgary.  This event takes place at the Kerby Centre, which will allow everyone a chance to get to see this great local seniors' resource.  Come visit us at our display table, where we will have more information about local AGNA activity and you can enter a draw for free registration to the provincial AGNA Education day in April! Look for full details under the Calgary Chapter Events, or the event poster, here, March 20 2018 AGNA...

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Calgary Chapter November 2017

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Calgary Blog | 0 comments

Hello all!! Please plan to come to our get-together on November 15, as per attached, and help to contribute to a couple of important and fun initiatives!  See you there! Nov 2017 AGNA Poster Calgary Chapter Meeting

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Volunteers needed for NICE study

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Advocacy Blog, Calgary Blog, Drayton Valley Blog, Edmonton Blog, Fort McMurray Blog, Lethbridge Blog, Provincial Blog, Red Deer Blog | 0 comments

The National Initiative in the Care of the Elderly (NICE), at the University of Calgary, is looking for research volunteers! Are You a Practitioner Working with Older Adults? Are you interested in helping us identify how print or computer based information may help us learn about elder abuse and neglect?

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Calgary Chapter September 20

Posted by on Aug 31, 2017 in Calgary Blog | 0 comments

Calgary Chapter members, welcome to this 'New Year!'  September 20 is our first Chapter get-together of the new season.  We will be hosted by MRU from 1730 h - 1930 h.  So, save that time in your calendars!  They will be sharing with us their Dementia Care Programs.  More details (room, parking, etc.) to come soon, but please plan to join us at MRU on September 20 at 1730...

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2019 CGNA Biannual Conference coming to Alberta!

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Calgary Blog, Drayton Valley Blog, Edmonton Blog, Fort McMurray Blog, Lethbridge Blog, Provincial Blog, Red Deer Blog | 0 comments

I am extremely happy to announce that the 2019 CGNA Biannual Conference is coming to Alberta! While it was suggested that it might be coming at our education/ conference day in Red Deer in April, it was confirmed at this years' CGNA conference in Ottawa earlier this month. We have already started looking at potential locations for the conference, and will likely be looking for more volunteers soon. The conference this past year was very good, and was attended by close to 300 people from across Canada. We had a lot of positive reactions and comments from people who were excited about the possibility of coming to Alberta for the next conference! Jason...

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Announcement of Speaker for Chapter AGM

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Calgary Blog | 0 comments

Hello Calgary Chapter! City of Calgary Councillor Diane Colley-Urquhart will be speaking at our Chapter AGM on the evening of May 17!!  Did you know she was an RN for 40 years?!  She'll be sharing with us her observations of how care of older adults has changed over her career, as well as sharing with us some plans the City of Calgary has for caring for older adults as we move into the...

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March 15 Chapter Meeting!!

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Calgary Blog | 0 comments

Heeelllooo, Calgary! I am very happy to announce that March's Chapter meeting will be a bit unusual.  Dr. John Brown will be hosting us at his 'place' at the University of Calgary March 15 from 1800-2000h!  Dr. Brown leads the exciting Age-In-Place Laneway Housing Project.  Please watch your email for details.

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Calling ALL members

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Calgary Blog | 0 comments

Hello to all AGNA Calgary members - long standing AND new...There are several opportunities to become involved with the chapter executive.  Should you want to help steer AGNA Calgary into the future, please get in touch on Facebook or by email.  We would love to have your input!

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