Our Language Defines Our Culture Webinar

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This was the first in a series of culture change webinars the Schlegel CLRI and RIA are hosting.  Check out the Schlegel CLRI Resources and Events webpage, sign up for our Walk with Me e-news, or follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates about for our culture change events and activities.

This webinar took place on October 28th, 2016 from 10:00am-11:00am EST

During this interactive webinar we will explore the importance of language, and how language helps create a culture of community in long-term care. Examples of words that shift our thoughts, speech, and actions from being institutional to more respectful and resident-centred will be shared.

The presenters are the following enthusiastic and knowledgeable team members and leadership actively involved in culture change at Schlegel Villages:

  • Ruth Auber, Director of Nursing & Palliative Care, The Village at University Gates
  • Janelle Hilborn, Registered Practical Nurse, The Village at University Gates
  • Jen McKay, Registered Practical Nurse, The Village at University Gates
  • Tamara White, Neighbourhood Coordinator, The Village at University Gates

This webinar is freely available through the Schlegel Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI) in partnership with Schlegel Villages.

Contact Kate Ducak, Culture Change Project Officer at the Schlegel CLRI and Research Institute for Aging (RIA) with any questions or suggestions for future webinars at kate.ducak@uwaterloo.ca or 519-904-0660 ext 4107.


Presented by the Schlegel Centre for Learning, Research, and Innovation in Long-Term Care, a program of the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.