Ivan Franko Homes' 3rd Virtual Seminar
"I'm Still Here: A research-based drama exploring aging and dementia"
happened on Saturday, June 18, 2022.
I’m Still Here ― a play that follows the lives of four people touched by Alzheimer’s Disease ― brings out the profound effects of the disease on the sufferers, their friends, and family. The performance was followed by a recorded live, interactive discussion during which participants shared their experiences, challenges and questions with fellow attendees, and dementia experts.
Dr. Roman Andrusiak
Medical Director, Ivan Franko Homes
Public Education Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Toronto
Manager, Moving Scenes, Act 2 Studio WORKS
Ivan Franko Homes' 2nd Virtual Seminar
"How to Maintain Mental Wellbeing During the War in Ukraine"
happened on Wednesday, May 7, 2022.
This year’s Mental Health Week theme, #GetReal about how to help, was addressed by two Ukrainian mental health experts who helped us #GetReal about how to help loved ones at long term care homes, our families, friends, and ourselves cope during the war in Ukraine.
Dr. George Huculak
Family medicine practitioner, Ivan Franko Homes Board Member & Vice President of Development & Fundraising, Ukrainian World Congress
Dr. Rostyslav Shemechko
Seasoned psychotherapist and life coach with over 15 years’ experience
Dr. Myroslava Romach
A psychiatrist and industry executive with over 25 years’ experience
Ivan Franko Homes' message in support for Ukraine
IVAN FRANKO HOMES' 1st Virtual Seminar
"HOW TO HAVE A GOOD VISIT"
happened on Saturday January 29, 2022.
Spending time with your loved one has great benefits for their physical and emotional well being while also creating bonding opportunities that create new memories. This seminar highlighted helpful hints for your visit with your loved.
Three areas have been covered:
Medical - how to converse with a loved one with dementia, how to evaluate their health and well being;
Spiritual - how to help your loved one stay emotionally engaged, what spiritual conversation can add to a loved one’s emotional health;
Practical - how to maximize engagement with your loved one, help them feel happy and connected to their family.
George Horhota, Chair Ivan Franko Homes
Dr. Roman Andrusiak, Health Care Specialist on the medical team
Fr. Bohdan Swystun, Chaplain at IFH
Ms Christine Witowych, Communication Strategist