Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022 | 9:30 am – 11:30 am

We are delighted to be hosting this webinar on April 2 for individuals, care committees, councils/boards in faith communities who are wondering how they can be of greater support to their members who are living with dementia and their families and care partners.

Speakers are all Hamilton Aging in Community members with specialties in aging: Anne Swift, a retired educator from the Alzheimer’s Society, Ellen Ryan, professor emeritus in gerontology from McMaster University, and Loretta Jaunzarins, Pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hamilton who pursues study and practice in the areas of aging and spirituality and age-friendly communities. 

You are invited to attend this free webinar on April 2 which will also give you the opportunity to discuss your questions and ideas with the speakers. For more information or to obtain the Zoom link, please contact Loretta Jaunzarins at [email protected]. Click here to view the letter regarding the webinar event.

You might also be interested to know that the Hamilton Council on Aging recently launched a new publication written by individuals who live with dementia. The purpose of the publication is to empower dementia-friendly communities – like faith communities. One of the articles is written by a person living with Alzheimer’s and another by his wife of almost 60 years who has become his care partner. The couple are members of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hamilton and remain active in the congregation in spite of their challenges and the pandemic. They regularly attend Sunday worship services via Zoom, in-person mid-week services and other events. Others in the congregation support them in their efforts to be active at Trinity.

Here is the link to the HCOA newsletter and their stories: