I hope everyone enjoyed the warm summer, however brief it always seems. Many of us were able to take a bit of a breather from AAG board and committee meetings and webinars but many members worked hard on various initiatives and preparations. We have an exciting fall and winter ahead of us!
I am very pleased and grateful to announce that AAG’s proposal to Alberta Health for a grant was successful. The grant will make it possible to undertake a Culture Change Project that consists of a number of key components originally planned for the Futures Policy Forum between now and March 2024. The first will be a Workforce Think Tank that is currently being planned in collaboration with the Alberta Gerontological Nurses Association. AAG and AGNA are co-chairing a multi-stakeholder Planning Committee to work on the themes and details. More news will be shared about other grant funded activities in the near future.
We are now at the mid-point of our webinar series. Later in this issue of AAGmag you will hear more about what we have learned from the webinars as well as the feedback attendees have contributed in surveys distributed after each one. Be sure to visit our Webinars page to access links to video recordings, slide presentations and reports and to register for upcoming webinars.
Thank you for encouraging your friends and colleagues to attend. Special thanks to the following sponsors who made it possible to offer a very professional and interesting series of webinars on topics that are important to the transformation of services to older adults in Alberta.
- Alberta Continuing Care Association
- Alberta Blue Cross
- Alberta Seniors and Community Housing Association
- Good Samaritan Society
- West End Seniors Activity Centre
- United Active Living
- Alberta Gerontological Nurses Association
- Brenda Strafford Foundation
- Alberta Medical Association
- Alberta Therapeutic Recreation Association
- Brenda Strafford Centre on Aging
- CBI Health
- Lifestyle Options