AGNA Education Day – April 20, 2018

Posted by on Jan 29, 2018 in AGNA Education Day, Provincial Blog | 0 comments

We're pleased to announce that we will be having our annual AGNA AGM/ Education Day again in Red Deer at the Radisson Hotel! It will be on April 20, 2018. As in previous years, we are planning a casual meet-and-greet type of event in the hotel lounge. The event will be a casual, come and go type of event, and be an opportunity for people coming the night before to get together to mingle and grab a bite to eat as they come into town. AGNA Conference Save the Date 2018 More details to...

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2019 CGNA Conference: Volunteers Needed

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in Provincial Blog | 0 comments

Calling all AGNA Members – CGNA 2019 Update and Volunteer Opportunities   CGNA 2019: Older persons climbing mountains: Journeys and transitions May 2-4, 2019 Westin Hotel, Calgary   Planning is well underway for the CGNA 2019 conference in Calgary. Your AGNA representatives on the CGNA National Conference Planning Committee are: Cheryl Knight – Conference Co-chair (Provincial) Kathleen Hunter – Conference Co-chair (Provincial) Jason Woytas – AGNA President Sherry Dahlke – Abstract/Scientific Review Committee Co-Chair (Sherry is also AGNA Edmonton Chapter Chair and CGNA Research Committee Chair) Susan Slaughter – Abstract/Scientific Review Committee Co-Chair Sharon Moore – Co-Chair Program Committee   We have a number of volunteer opportunities for AGNA members. Currently we are filling Co-Chair and Lead positions, committee volunteers will be needed in the near future. The CGNA National Office provides great support for many activities, and the national committee is made up of AGNA representatives as well as CGNA representatives and representatives from the last national conference in 2017.   Committee   Needed Responsibilities CONFERENCE VENUE (SPACE, LOGISTICS, FOOD & BEVERAGE) AGNA Co-chair   As a lot of the work is with the hotel, a Calgary based AGNA member would be ideally suited for this.   Organize food & beverage planning and meeting spaces. Will include working with Sponsor/exhibitor and Social co-chairs   Great support from the Conference Budget and Finances committee (Diane Buchanan, Conference Co-chair National will help with  food and beverage budgeting including Anne Beckingham Breakfast; Anthony Lombardo CGNA Office Administrator will help with details of room set up – AV, poster boards etc.) CONFERENCE PROMOTION AGNA Co-chair to work with Heidi Holmes (CGNA Communication Chair, Co-Chair from National Committee) Activities include: Save the date announcements, conference website, develop a media/ social media strategy, work with Calgary Tourism Support for much of this, including developing the conference website, comes from the CGNA National Office.   REGISTRATION AGNA Lead Work with National Office Administrator to set preliminary registration costs based on conference budget projection, develop registration form, monitor registration, put together conference materials for registrants (you know – the bag stuffing party).   SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITORS AGNA Co-Chair to work with Veronique Boscart (Co-chair from the National Committee)   As there will be work with local sponsors, a Calgary based AGNA member would be ideally suited for this.   Send out a preliminary notice via email to vendors (a list exists from the previous conference. Develop prospectus and send out, verbal/email contact with reps. SOCIAL   AGNA Co-Chair to work with Co-chair from the National Committee.   AGNA Lead for the Silent Auction/ Fundraising for Fundraising for Memorial Scholarship Definitely the fun committee. Duties include planning the social evening (Gala Dinner and Silent Auction), recruiting and scheduling AGNA member volunteers for the conference (e.g. registration desk, welcoming, gala dinner silent auction, social committee), organizing the Silent Auction to raise funds for the Memorial Scholarship CGNA2019 Volunteer Responsibilites draft Nov 2017 Once we get the Co-chairs and Leads in place we will be looking for volunteers for these and other committees including Abstract/Peer Scientific Review and the Program Committee. If you haven’t yet put your name down on one of the volunteer lists from the AGNA Conference or Chapter meetings, contact Cheryl...

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Free Training: Mental Health First Aid for Seniors

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in Provincial Blog | 0 comments

There is an opportunity to receive some free training on how to deal with various mental health issues faced by seniors. Sessions are held at various locations around the province, and funding for this program goes until March, 2019. For more information, click the following link: Mental Health First Aid Seniors training in Alberta...

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Local Medicine Hat man wants to see dementia stigma removed…

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Advocacy Blog, Provincial Blog | 0 comments

This from The Medicine Hat News is worth a read:

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Feedback requested on CARNA Document: Pronouncement of Death Guidelines for Regulated Members (2011)

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Provincial Blog | 0 comments

CARNA is requesting feedback from our members on their Pronouncement of Death Guidelines for Regulated Members from AGNA members. Anyone wishing to provide feedback/ participate in a survey on the document can do so here. Jason Woytas

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