Changing the Impact of Nursing Assistants’ Education in Seniors’ Care: The Living Classroom in Long-Term Care

March 27, 2017 | News

Evidence-informed care to support seniors is based on strong knowledge and skills of nursing assistants (NAs). Currently, there are insufficient NAs in the workforce, and new graduates are not always attracted to nursing home (NH) sectors because of limited exposure and lack of confidence. Innovative collaborative approaches are required to prepare NAs to care for seniors. The Living Classroom is an effective learning approach with a positive and high-impact learning experience for all. The Living Classroom is instrumental in contributing to a capable workforce caring for seniors....Continue reading "Changing the Impact of Nursing Assistants’ Education in Seniors’ Care: The Living Classroom in Long-Term Care"

Algonquin College to open classroom of the future at The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre

January 13, 2017 | News

Algonquin College and The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre have entered a formal partnership that will see the creation of a ground-breaking health-care classroom and learning environment. The two institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding today that outlines the joint plans to create and consult on the delivery of educational programs, clinical services and research initiatives. Under the new agreement, the College’s Personal Support Worker students will work with the Health Centre’s senior clients and have access to its expertise and resources....Continue reading "Algonquin College to open classroom of the future at The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre"

Recognizing Excellence in the Living Classrooms

June 22, 2016 | News

Allyssa Wein and Leanne Taylor were among several students from the Living Classrooms to be recognized for dedication and leadership in their respective programs at Conestoga College’s annual awards celebration in early April....Continue reading "Recognizing Excellence in the Living Classrooms"

Residents Adopting Students in the Village at University Gates

March 31, 2016 | News

When the idea was first conceived of building a new, 192-bed long-term care village in Waterloo that would tie together research, education and practice related to aging, partnership and shared learning was always the vision. That vision seems to be playing out beautifully....Continue reading "Residents Adopting Students in the Village at University Gates"

The Grand Vision Becomes a Reality

October 15, 2015 | News

It was about 10 years ago when Dr. Mike Sharratt, then dean of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo, first shared a conversation with Ron Schlegel about the possibility of a Research Institute focused entirely on issues related to aging....Continue reading "The Grand Vision Becomes a Reality"

Living Classroom Honoured at Riverside Glen

February 24, 2015 | News

Last fall, as the time drew near for a small class of Conestoga College practical nursing students to consider graduation, The Village of Riverside Glen in Guelph was the only logical place that sprang to mind as the venue for the ceremony. ...Continue reading "Living Classroom Honoured at Riverside Glen"