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Encircling Older Adult Care Summit 

Date: April 30th, 2024

Location: 700 Ballesteros Cres, Warman, SK S0K 4S4

Theme: Strengthening Courage: Support for Volunteers

BetterLTC, University of Saskatchewan, Golden Health Care, Canadian Institute of Health Research

Creating Connections, Collaborations, & Community to Encircle Older Adult Care, Health, & Wellness

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Tuesday, April 30

Doors Open / Registration

  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
    30 minutes

It's time to open your mind to new knowledge. Get your Registration and welcome to the event.


  • 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    30 minutes

Timing for Creating Connections and Share Experiences.

Keynote Speaker

  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    30 minutes

Kim Gilbert 

Director of Human Resources 

Ronald McDonald House Charities Saskatchewan

Taking a Provincial Approach to Volunteering and Caring with Older Adults

  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1 hour 30 minutes


  • Facilitated Round table discussion 

  • *This session includes a research component (REB #1882)


  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    1 hour

Light Refreshments.

Microlearning Sessions: Altered Responses

  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    1 hour

Erin Yakiwchuk 

Assistant Professor
The College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan and a pharmacist with the Geriatric Evaluation and Management Program at Saskatoon City Hospital.
Her teaching, research, and clinical practice are centered around enhancing the health of older adults through appropriate medication use and multidisciplinary team-based care.


Deb Schick 

Leader Professional Practice 

Administrator Central Haven Sherbrooke Community Centre/Central Haven

Microlearning Sessions: Advance Care Planning

  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    1 hour

Lauren Lang and Crystal Gharini
Registered social workers from SHA Provincial Advance Care Planning Program
Preparing for future healthcare decision-making 

Microlearning Sessions: End-of-Life Care

  • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    1 hour

Debbie Gsell-Danilkewich 

Volunteer Coordinator 

Prairie Hospice Society Inc. 

Closing Remarks 

  • 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    30 minutes

Kristi Chisholm

Executive Director

Prairie Hospice Society Inc.

Working With the Best Partners. Thank You For Your Contribution.

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