CARP Launches Official Partnership With Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care
The Honourable Julian Fantino and the Leader of the Official Opposition, Mr. Michael Ignatieff and NDP MP, Ms. Olivia Chow, join CARP President Moses Znaimer and Dr. Joseph Wong to Launch New Cross-Cultural Caregiving Support Programs at Yee Hong.
DATE: Wednesday, March 16, 2011
TIME: 4pm – 6pm
WHERE: Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care, 2780 Bur Oak Avenue, Markham, ON CLICK HERE FOR MAP
CARP and Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care are announcing a new partnership providing a gold standard in culturally appropriate community services. The CARP/Yee Hong program, Joining Hands To Give Families A Hand will promote their expertise to community families allowing them to deal with their medical challenges at home.
For the first time, the series of workshops will be offered in English.
The seminar series will be delivered at the Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care beginning April 6, 2011. The second series will begin October 5, 2011.
“CARP and Yee Hong are taking swift action to deal with the challenges of our aging and diverse population. This seminar series is groundbreaking – a culturally appropriate program delivered in English, delivered by the professionals at Yee Hong, known for their gold standard of long term care,” said Susan Eng, CARP’s VP Advocacy.
SPECIAL GUESTS WILL INCLUDE:
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of State for Seniors
Michael Ignatieff, Leader of the Official Opposition
Peter Shurman, MPP Thornhill
Town of Markham Mayor. Frank Scarpetti
Other local MPs and MPPs invited
Moses Znaimer, President, CARP
Susan Eng, VP Advocacy, CARP
Dr. Joseph Wong, Founder and Chair, Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation
Florence Wong, CEO, Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care
CARP Members are encouraged to attend this free event but asked to RSVP, so we can plan on the seating and refreshments.
Email your name and number of guests to: [email protected]
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CAREGIVING SESSIONS CONTACT:
Anna Victoria Wong
Director of Communications Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care
Office: 416.321.333 Ext 2360
Cell: (416) 886-6694
ABOUT THE PROGRAMS:
The inaugural 6-session workshop series begins Wednesdays starting April 6 and will focus on Pain Management for patients and caregivers.
Next, we will tackle Parkinson’s Disease Management. The workshops are based on a Stanford University patented model and are designed to empower seniors, and those who care for them, with the knowledge and techniques to manage chronic diseases while maintaining an active and independent lifestyle.
Each session in the Chronic Pain Management Program is 2.5 hours per week and will debunk myths about chronic pain and focus on issues such as balancing activity and rest, muscle relaxation, healthy eating, depression, cognitive symptom management, and creating realistic plans to deal with people’s respective situations.