The Eden Alternative® is a powerful tool for improving the quality of life for people who live in long-term care facilities or are isolated in the community. It is a new way of thinking about eldercare and has the potential of remaking facilities and communities. The Eden Alternative® is not a program, but rather a total philosophy that seeks to address what Dr. Bill Thomas calls the Three Plagues of Nursing Homes: loneliness, helplessness and boredom.  Click here to learn more about the Eden Alternative®.

We offer the following Eden Alternative® education experiences...

Introduction to the Eden Alternative®1 day course taught at your facility

*Certified Eden Associate Training Programs
3 day course offered at your facility or at Sherbrooke Community Centre.
Are you interested in hosting Eden Associate Training at your facility?
We have special rates. See available dates for booking listed below.

Changing lives for over twenty years, Certified Eden Associate Training is an exciting and challenging 3-day journey into the world of person-directed care. As the most widely practiced, comprehensive approach to person-directed care, Certified Eden Associate Training has been proven to offer practical tools, resources, and inspiration that empower individuals and teams to initiate and maintain effective change in long-term care. Through our Ten Principle approach to person-directed care, participants will:

  • Tap into the cutting edge of the person-directed care movement;
  • Return equipped and inspired to initiate change;
  • Gain powerful team building skills to strengthen care partnerships;
  • Learn how person-directed care drives improved quality and financial performance;
  • Get connected to a broad network of person-directed care resources worldwide; and
  • Contribute to reframing the culture of care and perceptions of aging in our society.

Who Should Attend?

Leadership teams from organizations along the entire care continuum seeking to grow their teams and transform their organizational culture; Representatives of any long-term care communities who are interested in initiating a culture change journey in their organizations. This flagship training is an essential first step for organizations who wish to adopt the Eden Alternative Philosophy and join the Eden Registry; and Long-term care ombudsman and policymakers interested in learning more about person-directed care.

Untie the Spirit

Untie the Spirit is an exciting two day course where you will learn how to “untie the spirits” of those living with dementia. You will be refreshed in the principles of the Eden Alternative® which provide a solid framework for reaching out to those whose “minds have changed.”  In this packed two day course you will learn concepts from the best leaders in the field to help you adopt new and successful approaches.  The course will focus on non drug related interventions to improve quality of life for those who live with dementia and those who care for them.  You will leave this course with a renewed energy for caring for those with dementia and an appreciation for the importance of the work you do everyday.

Who Should Attend:  All those interested in culture change in long term care with a focus on caring for those with dementia.  Senior Leaders, Managers and hands on staff will all be inspired and renewed by this course.

The courses are taught by Suellen Beatty and Cheryl George, Eden Regional Coordinators for Western Canada. Registration is on a first come basis and many classes are filled before the registration deadlines.

Eden Associate Training

November 6, 7, 8, 2018
Vancouver, BC - Anglican Diocese - Trendell Lounge
1410 Nanton Ave
Vancouver, BC V6H 2E2
Registration deadline October 16, 2018
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November 20, 21, 22, 2018
Sherbrooke Community Centre
Saskatoon SK S7H 2E7
Registration deadline November 5, 2018

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Untie the Spirit

October 2-3, 2018
Eden Gardens
1917 Northfield Rd
Nanaimo, BC
Registration Deadline September 5, 2018
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October 10-11, 2018
Fair Haven Home
Windsor Room, 2720 E 48th Ave
Vancouver, BC
Registration Deadline September 19, 2018
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* If registering, please submit your application & payment before attending. Thank you.

Click here to read testimonials from Eden Associate Training participants

To register, for more information or pricing contact:

Cheryl George, Sherbrooke
(306) 230-8790
Fax: (306) 655-3688

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