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  • Writer's pictureAlzheimer Society Hastings-Prince Edward

Dementia Awareness Training and Covid

As with all ASHPE programs, we have developed new ways to deliver our Dementia Friendly Communities initiative during this time of Covid restrictions. A main pillar of the program is offering training for businesses, municipalities and community organizations in how to be more dementia aware. Through enhanced communication skills, we can make a difference in the lives of persons living with dementia and their care partners.

Training for Staff and Volunteer Teams in Hastings-Prince Edward and Brighton

Dementia Awareness Training is now offered in a variety of formats to meet the needs of your workplace or community group. These include video conferencing (e.g. Zoom), online learning modules and/or small group in person sessions. Reach out to us for more information. It's free and it's relevant if you serve a clientele that includes persons 55+.

A Shout Out to Participants in Recent Trainings

Staff and volunteers from Hospice Prince Edward joined in two virtual sessions this fall and participated in lively conversations, sharing and learning from each other's experiences. Thank you to Hospice staff for organizing these sessions.

Dementia Friendly Communities Coordinator Deborah Hierlihy and Sarah Krieger, Education and Support Coordinator, enjoyed connecting with staff from three non profit housing organizations at an in-person training in Bancroft. Thank you North Hastings Housing Corporation for hosting the training!

Thank you to all the Quinte area non profit and co-op housing providers who joined us in a virtual training session. We appreciate the close working relationships you have with tenants, many of whom are seniors -- and we know you are "eyes on the community," always trying to find creative ways to solve problems.

It was a pleasure to connect with Prince Edward County library staff in a recent Zoom session. Thank you for all you do for the community and best of luck with the capital project underway.

We were delighted to meet again with the security team at Quinte Mall and be part of a conversation about responding in situations where a person may be living with dementia. Your thoughtful approach with persons in difficulty goes a long way to creating a kinder community.

We continue to offer Dementia Awareness Training within the financial services sector, and recently met members of the teams at Quinte First/Alterna Savings Credit Union branches. Thank you all for your interest and participation, and for your support of the Dementia Friendly Communities initiative.

Want to book FREE Dementia Awareness training for your staff or volunteers?

Reach out to Deborah at 613 476 2085 or

ASHPE is grateful for funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation for our Dementia Friendly Communities program.

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