On March 31st Jim Closs spoke as part of the Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario Master Class: Engagement Interventions and Promising Practices. Here is a breakdown of the conversation and a recording of the webinar. Enjoy.
All important matters in life are discussed around the kitchen table and the ideas around safety and care as we age are no different. With this thinking on mind, Jim Closs along with his colleagues at the Bay Area Health Trust, have brought the Age Safe Seniors Home Safety Specialist™ course to Canada as part of the broader picture of empowering professionals with actionable ways to better help educate clients, older adults, and their family members on the serious issues of home safety, fall prevention, financial exploitation, and personal safety.
We are seeing a population explosion in the older adult sector that is unprecedented in history. We also know that on average 90% of older Canadians want to Age in Place if given the choice. With that in mind, we will need an army of educated and compassionate advocates to assist them with dignity and integrity. Age Safe® Canada will help train and empower this army in ways to better understand the safety and emotional engagements required to ensure a lifetime of happiness.