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Building Dementia Inclusion into Intergenerational Programming

March 15, 2024 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM (ET) | Virtual (Zoom) | FREE

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Why Attend?

This webinar will help you build dementia inclusion into intergenerational programming and provide insight into how to better support individuals with dementia and their caregivers.

If you work with families, caregivers or seniors, you NEED to attend this webinar!

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Building dementia inclusion into intergenerational programming not only benefits individuals with dementia and their younger counterparts but also contributes to more inclusive, educated, and compassionate communities.

Supported by the Public Health Agency of Canada, we've been working on a project titled Promoting Dementia Awareness in Intergenerational Programming in Canada.

The webinar will bring together a panel of experts in intergenerational programming, senior programming, and dementia awareness, to share and discuss their experiences in creating dementia inclusive spaces and programs. This one hour session will be an opportunity to gain knowledge of challenges and barriers faced by individuals with dementia in accessing programming, and to learn methods and strategies to address these challenges when developing programming to be dementia inclusive.

Who Can Benefit
From This Session?

  • Community organizations that work with families and/or seniors
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Caregiving Professionals
  • Social Workers
  • Community Health Workers
  • Families Canada Members
  • Social Services Coordinators
  • Retirement Living Recreation Coordinators
  • Community Outreach Coordinators
  • University Researchers and Academics
  • Directors and Managers of Non-Profit Organizations focused on aging, dementia, or community health


Josée Desrochers Leduc

Education Coordinator
Alzheimer Society Cornwall and District

Josée provides education and support to people living with dementia, their families, Care Partners, the public in general and health care professionals. She coordinates a variety of highly stimulating activities and educational programs and has led workshops on various topics. She has extensive experience working in the healthcare setting. Her mission/vision is to raise awareness that there is a life after the diagnosis of dementia. The more people understand the impact dementia has on the person living with it and their Care Partners; the better our clients will be understood, accepted, valued, and treated with dignity.

van Es

Director of Planning
Champlain Dementia Network

Catharina van Es was the Project Manager for the “Stronger Together Project – Making Ottawa & Renfrew County Dementia-Inclusive”. The project focused on reducing the stigma associated with dementia so that people living with dementia feel supported, valued and respected. Catharina spent most of her career working in the financial services industry where she honed her skills of prospecting, presenting and leading teams. After a 40 career, she retired from BMO Bank of Montreal and found a way to give back to her community through the work of the project. This has been a truly rewarding experience for Catharina.


Program & Training Lead
LINKages Society of Alberta

Betty Good is a visionary educator with more than 40 years of Canadian and international experience and loves connecting with people. More recently she dedicated more than eight years to LINKages Society of Alberta as the Program and Training Lead. In this role, she spearheaded intergenerational programs with the aim of creating more inclusive, connected and vibrant communities. Additionally, she provided comprehensive training sessions to assist other organizations in implementing intergenerational programs. When LINKages was forced to close its doors last fall due to under-funding, Betty opted to initiate a Social Enterprise, continuing her passion for intergenerational work.

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