Canadian Mennonite Health Assembly in Abbotsford

Gathering runs from Oct. 2 to 4 at Menno Place

April Yamasaki

April Yamasaki

The Canadian Mennonite Health Assembly comes to Abbotsford from Oct. 2 to 4.

The event, held at Menno Place (32945 Marshall Rd.), is a national gathering of administrators, board members and clinical care leaders specializing in care for seniors.

Kicking off the conference will be author Danny Unrau, who will remind the participants of the “calling” that brought them into working with vulnerable populations.

Debbie Fortnum of FarAway Music will provide an environment of worship and reflection.

Other keynote speakers will be Dr. Paul Chamberlain, addressing ethical issues in health care, and April Yamasaki, sharing her approach to spiritual practices for personal renewal.

The banquet address will be given by Dianne Doyle, president and CEO of Providence Health Care. She will share her passion about Leading in Faith.

The assembly schedule includes a full day of sessions that address topics such as Trends in Gerontological Nursing, Building an Effective Board Team and Chemical-Free Cleaning.

Dorrie Ferster, manager of Czorny Alzheimer Care Centre, will share her story and vision of “person-centered community in residential care.”

During the conference, David Lemon of Concerts in Care will bring a classical concert to the residents of Menno Place featuring violinist David Gillham and pianist Chiharu Linuma.

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