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"Older Adults Should Not Be Left Behind"

"Its Your Time"

Jennell Williams Launches her first book entitled, “Older Adults Should Not Be Left Behind” The release of this book exemplifies Jennells’ intense passion to convey a vital message to Older Adults that express the need for the older adult generation to take this time to invest and believe in themselves. Older Adults are vital assets within today’s digital divide communities across our nation and globally. Our book tag line reads ... “It’s Your Time” The Opportunity for Older Adults, Ages 50+ to rejuvenate life’s vision and develop the comfort of learning new technology skills and understanding the aging issues that face our society of 2015. Attention: Older adults, baby boomers or elder seniors, who share interest and concerns of staying alert, sustaining their independence and functioning well in our society, this READ is highly recommended for you! The author Jennell recommends this new book as a MUST READ.

Cool, Calm, and Confident

A Workbook to Help Kids Learn Assertiveness Skills

Self-assured, assertive kids are not only less likely to be picked on by their peers, they're also less likely to bully others. But it's not always easy for children to find a healthy middle ground between passivity and aggression. If your child is a frequent target for bullies, or has begun to tease and take advantage of other kids, the easy and effective activities in Cool, Calm, and Confident can help. These simple exercises help children stand up for themselves without coming across as aggressive, learn to be both kind and assertive, and develop self-confidence and a positive self-image. Using this workbook is an easy and effective way to instill self-esteem in both passive and aggressive children-a strength that will prove invaluable in childhood, in their teenage years, and throughout their lives. Help children to: Learn the difference between passive, aggressive, and assertive behavior; behave in ways that discourage teasing; understand their rights and stand up for themselves; stay calm and learn skills for managing anger; and make real and lasting friendships.

Honoring Elders

Aging, Authority, and Ojibwe Religion

Like many Native Americans, Ojibwe people esteem the wisdom, authority, and religious significance of old age, but this respect does not come easily or naturally. It is the fruit of hard work, rooted in narrative traditions, moral vision, and ritualized practices of decorum that are comparable in sophistication to those of Confucianism. Even as the dispossession and policies of assimilation have threatened Ojibwe peoplehood and have targeted the traditions and the elders who embody it, Ojibwe and other Anishinaabe communities have been resolute and resourceful in their disciplined respect for elders. Indeed, the challenges of colonization have served to accentuate eldership in new ways. Using archival and ethnographic research, Michael D. McNally follows the making of Ojibwe eldership, showing that deference to older women and men is part of a fuller moral, aesthetic, and cosmological vision connected to the ongoing circle of life a tradition of authority that has been crucial to surviving colonization. McNally argues that the tradition of authority and the authority of tradition frame a decidedly indigenous dialectic, eluding analytic frameworks of invented tradition and naïve continuity. Demonstrating the rich possibilities of treating age as a category of analysis, McNally provocatively asserts that the elder belongs alongside the priest, prophet, sage, and other key figures in the study of religion.

Character Strengths and Virtues

A Handbook and Classification

"Character" has become a front-and-center topic in contemporary discourse, but this term does not have a fixed meaning. Character may be simply defined by what someone does not do, but a more active and thorough definition is necessary, one that addresses certain vital questions. Is character a singular characteristic of an individual, or is it composed of different aspects? Does character--however we define it--exist in degrees, or is it simply something one happens to have? How can character be developed? Can it be learned? Relatedly, can it be taught, and who might be the most effective teacher? What roles are played by family, schools, the media, religion, and the larger culture? This groundbreaking handbook of character strengths and virtues is the first progress report from a prestigious group of researchers who have undertaken the systematic classification and measurement of widely valued positive traits. They approach good character in terms of separate strengths-authenticity, persistence, kindness, gratitude, hope, humor, and so on-each of which exists in degrees. Character Strengths and Virtues classifies twenty-four specific strengths under six broad virtues that consistently emerge across history and culture: wisdom, courage, humanity, justice, temperance, and transcendence. Each strength is thoroughly examined in its own chapter, with special attention to its meaning, explanation, measurement, causes, correlates, consequences, and development across the life span, as well as to strategies for its deliberate cultivation. This book demands the attention of anyone interested in psychology and what it can teach about the good life.

Pain Management for Older Adults

Written specifically for older adults who need practical information and advice for managing chronic pain, this easy-to-read, illustrated guide offers effective techniques, exercises, and methods to improve quality of life. With an emphasis on realistic goals, resisting negative thoughts, and mind/body balance, this Second Edition of Pain Management for Older Adults: A Self-Help Guide offers an up-to-date approach to successful pain management, ideal for older adults with chronic pain, physicians and health-care providers, and caregivers.

The Universalist Leader

Peer supports for older adults

a manual for replication

Disrupt Aging

A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age

The image of aging in media and marketing

hearing before the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, second session, Washington, DC, September 4, 2002

Evocative Coaching

Transforming Schools One Conversation at a Time

There?s a lot of conversation about how to make schools better. Unfortunately, the nature of those conversations often makes things worse. Evocative Coaching: Transforming Schools One Conversation at a Time maps out a way to change that. By taking a teacher-centered, no-fault, strengths-based approach to performance improvement, the Evocative Coaching model generates the motivation and movement that enables teachers and schools to achieve desired outcomes and enhance quality of life. Viewed as a dynamic dance, the model is choreographed in four steps ? Story, Empathy, Inquiry, Design ? which are each laid out in its own chapter with powerful illustrative materials and end-of-chapter discussion questions to prompt further reflection. Bringing together the best research and wisdom in educational leadership and professional coaching, authors Bob and Megan Tschannen-Moran have developed a simple yet profound way of facilitating new conversations in schools through Story Listening, Expressing Empathy, Appreciative Inquiry, and Design Thinking. It?s an iterative process that moves beyond old ways of thinking, doing, and being. It?s an inspirational process that reinvigorates the passion for making schools better, one conversation at a time. This happens when coaches: give teachers our full, undivided attention; accept and meet teachers where they are right now, without making them wrong; ask and trust teachers to take charge of their own learning and growth; make sure teachers are talking more than we are; enable teachers to appreciate the positive value of their own experiences; harness the strengths teachers have to meet challenges and overcome obstacles; reframe difficulties and challenges as opportunities to learn and grow; invite teachers to discover possibilities and find answers for themselves; dialogue with teachers regarding their higher purpose for teaching; uncover teachers? natural impulse to engage with colleagues and students; assist teachers to draw up a personal blueprint for professional mastery; support teachers in brainstorming and trying new ways of doing things; maintain an upbeat, energetic, and positive attitude at all times; collaborate with teachers to design and conduct appropriate learning experiments; enable teachers to build supportive environments and teams; use humor to lighten the load; and inspire and challenge teachers to go beyond what they would do alone. Each chapter provides a research-based theory to support the strategies presented, and includes specific suggestions and anecdotes. The Evocative Coaching model makes coaching enjoyable by getting people to focus on what they do best, and it invites larger, more integral conversations so that people talk about their work in the context of other things they care about. Resting on strong, evidence-based practices, the Evocative Coaching model offers educators the help they need to meet the challenges of increased accountability and expectations. This model can also be used effectively by coaches and leaders in other organizational contexts. Table of Contents: Chapter 1: What Is Evocative Coaching? Chapter 2: Coaching Presence Loop I: The No-Fault Turn Chapter 3: Story Listening Chapter 4: Expressing Empathy Loop II: The Strengths-Building Turn Chapter 5: Appreciative Inquiry Chapter 6: Design Thinking Chapter 7: Aligning Environments Chapter 8: Coaching Conversations Chapter 9: The Reflective Coach To learn more about Evocative Coaching and to sign up for the Evocative Coach Training Program, visit w

Please Stop Laughing at Me

One Woman's Inspirational True Story

While other children were daydreaming about dances, first kisses, and college, Jodee Blanco was trying to figure out how to go from homeroom to study hall without being taunted or spit upon as she walked through the halls. This powerful, unforgettable memoir chronicles how one child was shunned—and even physically abused—by her classmates from elementary school through high school. It is an unflinching look at what it means to be the outcast, how even the most loving parents can get it all wrong, why schools are often unable to prevent disaster, and how bullying has been misunderstood and mishandled by the mental health community. You will be shocked, moved, and ultimately inspired by this harrowing tale of survival against insurmountable odds. This vivid story will open your eyes to the harsh realities and long-term consequences of bullying—and how all of us can make a difference in the lives of teens today.

Guiding Autobiography Groups for Older Adults

Exploring the Fabric of Life

Mary McInerney Clergy Support NOTIFY.

Laughing Yoga

Older Lesbians

Christian Young Adults

Adult Sports

Adults abused as children

Young Adult Literature

Adult Halloween Activities

Active adult community

Older Parents

Adult Play

Maranatha Homes

Accommodation provided in 3-storey, 63 unit apartment building.
* centrally located in south Burlington
* close to amenities
* landscaped grounds
* renovated units
* reasonable rent rates

Village of Walkers Green - Heritage Place and Heritage Walk

Heritage Place: 4151 Kilmer Dr
Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with balcony
Includes: kitchenette * private bathroom * 3 meals daily * weekly housekeeping and linen service * 24-hr emergency response * 7 day/week nurse consultation * recreational activities * parking available * pets permitted

Heritage Walk: 4081 Kilmer Dr
26 two-bedroom bungalows for independent seniors with patio
Includes: access to all Village of Walker's Green amenities * 5 appliances * 4 meals per week * weekly housekeeping * 24-hr emergency response * 7 day/week nurse consultation * designated parking * pets permitted

Offers: health support program (pharmacy and nurse consultation) * library with computer/internet * theatre * games room * fitness and wellness centre * baker's kitchen * chapel

Additional services available, at extra cost, include: hairdressing and spa services * foot care * personal laundry * medication reminders * companionship and personal care support

Transportation for excursions

Waterdown Manor

Basic services include:

  • 24 hour nursing staff

  • couples rooms

  • private and semi-private room with shared or private bathroom

  • crisis admissions

  • personal care

  • medication administration

  • emergency response system

  • meals

  • housekeeping

  • linens, bed changes

  • laundry

  • social, recreation programs

  • provides short stay (i.e. temporary, vacation, convalescent, respite care) when space permits

Chartwell Martha's Landing Retirement Residence

Offers:
* 57 units (studio and 1-bedroom suites)
* all suites have kitchenette and en suite bathroom (walk in shower, some bath tubs available)
* emergency response system and fire system consisting of heat and smoke detectors and sprinkler system

Offers three meals daily * full service dining room, buffet breakfast and lunch * snacks and refreshments * weekly housekeeping and linen service * additional services available at extra cost * pets permitted

Attendants on duty Mon-Sun 24 hours * nurse manager on-site and on call after hours

Invites any Burlington senior to participate in any of its programs or outings

Park Avenue Manor Retirement Home

Offers:
* 70 private suites of various sizes in a single-storey building
* 24 hr emergency response, health care monitoring, medication administration, safety and security systems
* meals, snacks, housekeeping, towel and linen laundry and activities program are provided
* facility is close to public bus route

Respite or short stay/trial are available
* enables caregivers to have a break while at home or vacation
* available for seniors discharged from hospital requiring more care and supervision than possible to receive at home
* transitional stay program for residents waiting for long term care placement

Member of Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA)

Chartwell Christopher Terrace Retirement Residence

Offers 71 private bed-sitting suites.
* three meals daily in dining room
* nursing consultation available 24 hours/day
* emergency in-house call system
* weekly housekeeping services
* located on public bus route

Independent/assisted living services
* may include medication administration, continence care, mobility and transfer assistance
* on site physiotherapy services available
* variety of organized social activities offered (invites any Burlington senior to participate in any of its programs or outings)

Respite or short stay/trial available (minimum 7 days) to enable caregivers to have a break while at home or on vacation
* rehabilitation care available for seniors discharged from hospital requiring more care and supervision than can be provided at home

A member of the Ontario Residential Care Association

Village of Tansley Woods - Retirement Home

Part of Village of Tansley Woods complex which will eventually include 4 phases, serving continuum of accommodation/care needs from independent living to long-term care.

* 225 units
* Registered Nurse on-site 24/7

All units:
* are wheelchair accessible
* include weekly housekeeping and linens
* include full access to all recreational and entertainment events

Independent Living units:
* 58 rental units
* each unit has 1 to 2 bedrooms, equipped with full kitchen and in-suite washer and dryer
* meal plans for dining room, or delivered to suite, available at additional charge
* medication reminders and other additional services available at additional cost

Retirement Living units:
* 117 units
* studio and 1-bedroom units, some equipped with in-suite washer and dryer and kitchenette
* includes two meals daily, with option for third meal
* light assistance can be provided with bathing, dressing and medication reminders

Assisted Care units:
* 27 units
* studio and 1-bedroom units, each with kitchenette
* includes three meals daily
* includes comprehensive 24-hour assistance with bathing, dressing, activities of daily living and medication administration
* palliative care available

Memory Care units:
* for those with any stage of Alzheimer Disease or related dementias, including palliative care
* 23 studio and 1-bedroom units
* secure environment
* includes three meals daily
* includes comprehensive 24-hour assistance with bathing, dressing, activities of daily living and medication administration

St Luke's Close of Burlington - Seniors Apartments

Offers 48 one-bedroom units plus 3 barrier-free wheelchair accessible one-bedroom units
* rent assessed on a geared-to-income basis for 36 units

Revera Retirement Living - Retirement Home - Burlington - Appleby Place

Private retirement residence.
* 3 storey, 90 independent supported living suites
* air-conditioned, non-smoking residence located near shopping and community services
* call bell system in rooms
* recreation/exercise program on site
* facility is located on public bus route
* check with facility for care services available at additional cost

Respite and short-term stay available as space permits for caregivers to have a break while at home or on vacation or for seniors discharged from hospital who require more care and supervision than can be provided at home. Trial stay available to experience retirement living.

Member of Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA)

Hearthstone by the Lake

Two five-story, 174 condo apartment buildings that provide an alternative to renting for seniors who need some assistance and wish to continue living in their own homes.

Amenities include clubhouse * housekeeping service * dining facilities * in-suite social and health care services, including 24 hr emergency response * shuttle service to local shopping and organized outings * private transportation available

Additional support services available, including nursing supervision * personal homecare * handyman support * meal plans * three medical doctors * foot care * in home lab service * physiotherapy * hearing specialist and pharmacy services available on site

Hamilton General Hospital - Hospital Elder Life Program - 237 Barton St

An in-patient program that helps patients keep the mind and body as active as possible. Services are provided by a team of staff and volunteers which includes Elder Life Specialists.

Pearl & Pine Retirement

Offers:
* units with 1-bedroom, 1-bedroom plus den, 2-bedroom and 2-bedroom plus den
* all suites have kitchenette, one or two bathrooms
* emergency response system and fire system
* air conditioned, individual room thermostats
* staff on duty Mon-Sun 24 hours
* nurse manager on-site and on call after hours
* doctor working on site
* recreational activities
* small pets permitted

Independent Living:
* 3 meals daily
* unlimited snacks
* weekly housekeeping and linen service
* daily bed making and in-suite garbage removal

Additional services available at extra cost, include:
* medications administration
* personal laundry
* personal care
* assistance with activities of daily living
* homemaker services
* companion services

Respite care program
Provides short-term care available by the month, week or day, including:
* 3 meals daily
* 4 visits daily (am/pm care and 2 safety checks)
* Mon-Sun 24-hours nursing care

Other amenities:
Fitness program and gym * indoor heated parking * guest suite * town car and bus