Complimentary Webinar: Introduction to CARF Aging Services Accreditation

  • To help your organization become familiar with the CARF accreditation process, CARF is offering this complimentary webinar. Attend to receive an introductory look at what CARF is, how the survey process works, and the benefits of accreditation. We invite staff and management from organizations of all sizes and types, including Adult Day Services, Networks, Retirement Homes, Long-term Care Homes, Home Care, and Supportive/Independent Senior Living.


    When: May 12, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. –12:30 p.m. (Mountain)

    Presenter: Sue Matthiesen, CARF’s managing director of aging services


    To register, email or call (888) 281-6531, ex. 3009.

ASCHA Human Resources Leaders Consortium

  • 10 AM - 3PM  Days Inn, Leduc (5705 50 St.)
    Registration - Coming Soon

Geriatric Medicine 2017: Wellness & Dignity Throughout

  • Just a reminder that the deadline to register for this conference is May 12, 2017 and that day is fast approaching. As this conference is filling up very quickly, if you have not already done so, please register as soon as possible. You do not want to miss out on this engaging educational event. Registration is available online at:


    All physicians, residents, nursing and other allied health professionals interested in geriatrics are being invited to attend the Geriatric Medicine 2017: Wellness & Dignity Throughout Conference being held on May 27, 2017 at the Lister Conference Centre.  


    This program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the College’s Alberta Chapter for up to 6.25 Mainpro-M1 Credits.



Health Care Provider Networking Event

  • Thursday, June 8
    Bow Valley College, North Campus, Second Floor, Special Events Room – N231

    Time – 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Click Here to RSVP


Event Highlights -

  • Keynote Speaker – Thalia Anderen, Program Coordinator – Social Work, School of Community Studies

Topic - The importance of recognizing burn-out, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma as a helping professional

  • Collaborative team building activities
  • Door Prizes
  • Gift Card Giveaways
  • Refreshments


24th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference Reaching for New Horizons

  • Date: June 8, 2017
    Location: Grey Eagle Resort, Calgary, AB
    Time: 8:00 am – 4:15 pm
    Fee: $105.00/person

The purpose of the Shades of Grey conference is to provide current, clinically relevant, evidence-based education about seniors care to health care providers and professionals who work with older adults.

2017 Grey Matters Conference - Hinton, Alberta

  • The Grey Matters Conference is a three day event with two days of workshops and sessions, September 12-13. This conference offers provincial service providers opportunities to network, gain knowledge and increase awareness of issues, supports and services for seniors. In 2016, over 390 delegates attended from across Alberta, the Northwest Territories and British Columbia.

    The Town of Hinton in partnership with Alberta Seniors and Housing is proud to co-host 2017 Grey Matters Conference. This unique conference provides seniors' service providers with the opportunity to hear from dynamic speakers and learn about best practices, emerging issues and trends that enhance seniors health and wellness.


    The vision for 2017 Grey Matters Conference is Footprints in the Foothills. This conference will focus on the benefits of an active seniors’ community to individual seniors and the community as a whole.


SGP Purchasing Partner Network - 2017 Continuing Education Series and Tradeshows

  • A hands-on networking forum educating workforces in the Seniors Healthcare Industry

    Join your peers at our Complimentary SGP Purchasing Partner Network Annual Education Day 2017 for an exciting day of learning and interacting with a group of industry experts.



IQ 2017 Conference: A World of Caring!

  • Call for Abstracts OPEN: Tell Us Your Story!

    We invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at the IQ 2017 Conference happening September 27 - 28 at the Sheraton Red Deer! The Program Committee is looking for oral and poster presentations on topics relating to the Conference theme as we look at what it means to be Caring, from a policy perspective, the influence of community, the role of family, and all aspects of continuing care. We welcome academic and research presentations, stories from clinical practice, examples of innovation and other projects or programs.

    The deadline to submit your abstract is Monday, July 10, 2017.

    For complete information on submission guidelines and important dates, and for the link to submit your story, please visit

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Booths Now Being Accepted!

Also, a reminder that sponsorship opportunities are going fast with some categories already SOLD OUT! Don't miss your opportunity to support this world-class event celebrating excellence in continuing care. Visit for complete details! Early Bird Exhibitor Rates apply until June 14, 2017.


Sameer  Dhar.pngSameer Dhar is a 24-year-old who co-founded Sensassure, recently sold to SCA, the Swedish-based global leader in incontinence and the owner of the TENA brand of products. Sameer and his dedicated team lived in 3 different senior living communities for over a year in order to iterate on their next-generation incontinence product and understand how it fits in the daily workflow. An engaging speaker, Sameer's talk shows how empathy is a critical success factor for innovation in ageing. 



There are many spheres of influence in the world of care: family, friends, caregivers, as well as government and policy makers to name a few. For the best quality of care and quality of life, these many worlds, or spheres of influence, must come together to support the recipient of care, very much like a community. IQ 2017 is all about community! With world-class speakers and celebrating the very best in continuing care, we hope all delegates will leave the conference feeling truly inspired. Visit 

What does "Caring" mean to you?

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