Media Advisory - Media Event and Photo Opportunity - Community Engagement Session in Owen Sound Focusing on Supports for Older Adults with Challenging Behaviours

LONDON, ON, Nov. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - The South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is bringing together local health care providers to update residents on what programs and services are available for older people with challenging behaviours and their caregivers. Challenging behaviours refer to wandering, physical and verbal aggression, resistance to care and more.

The evening will include:

  • Charlotte Bumstead and Dr. Brendan Mulroy from Grey Bruce Health Services will provide an overview of Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) and what it means for Grey and Bruce counties
  • BSO Social Worker Laura Balletta will share some success stories from the program
  • Tracee Givens from Elgin Abbey Long-Term Care Home will discuss how BSO is impacting the long-term care sector

This event is open to the public.

  Date:       Wednesday November 28th, 2012
  Time:       7:15-8:30 pm
  Location:     Bayshore Community Centre  1900 3rd Ave E.,
        Owen Sound, Ontario
  Room:     Sound Room

If you are unable to attend, follow the South West LHIN on Twitter for live updates. Video of the event will be posted on the South West LHIN's YouTube page the following day.


SOURCE: South West Local Health Integration Network

For further information:

Media contacts:
Annabelle Mackey
(519) 672-0445 ext.2573
Toll-free: 1 866 294-5446
Cell: (226) 448-8707


Teresa Lannin
(519) 672-0445 ext 2594
Toll-free: 1 866 294-5446
Cell: (226) 448-0291

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