Activation and Programming for Older Adults

COURSE INFORMATION:

Admission Requirements
  • Grade 12 or OSSD Equivalent
  • Mature Student
  • Textbook: Active Living in Older Adulthood: Principles and Practices of Activity Programs, Venture Publishing, Barbara A. Hawkins

Course Fees: $975.00
Other Compulsory Fees: Inclusive
Course Hours: 55 Hours
Course Intake: Every Monday
Department: PT – Continuing Education
Registration: Nativetc.com



COURSE OVERVIEW

This course will build upon foundations skills and knowledge gained in Gerontology Foundations & Life Span Development and Mental Health & Cognitive aging. In this course you will learn that maintaining an active lifestyle as we age is an essential component in enhancing our quality of life. With a goal of maintaining overall wellness, the importance of the role of activation professionals will continue to grow as the Canadian baby boomer population increases. In this course you will learn to apply a holistic activation approach in programming of care and services, which incorporates knowledge of the various physical, mental and social effects of the normal aging process, which is designed to maintain overall wellness.


TRAINING LOCATIONS

North Bay Campus or Online – www.nativetc.com


Part 1: Define the roles, responsibilities and scope of practice of multi-disciplinary team members
Part 2: Demonstrate effective participation in a multi-disciplinary team
Part 3:
Utilize effective communication techniques to facilitate interaction

Skill Competencies: Demonstrate working with older adults to assist them in setting goals that promote optimal functioning, well-being and quality of life. Employ strategies to plan, implement and evaluate services and programs in response to identified needs and goals of older adults. Demonstrate functioning effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and provision of relevant services and programs for older adults. Practice the steps to establish and maintain helping relationships which adhere to professional, legal and ethical standards. Demonstrate promoting accessible and responsive programs and services within diverse needs and experiences of individuals, groups, families and communities. Employ the strategies that support the safety of older adults with cognitive impairments, self and others in compliance with regulations and standards of practice.

Knowledge Competencies: Identify the needs, strengths and resources of older adults to assist them in setting goals that promote optimal functioning, well-being and quality of life. List the steps required to plan, implement and evaluate services and programs in response to identified needs and goals of older adults. Describe the essential elements of functioning effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and provision of relevant services and programs for older adults. Outline the steps to establish and maintain helping relationships which adhere to professional, legal and ethical standards. Recognize diverse needs and experiences of individuals, groups, families and communities to promote accessible and responsive programs and services. Describe the safety and conditions of older adults with cognitive impairments, self and others in compliance with regulations and standards of practice.