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Gerontology

The Gerontology Network is a group of progressive dietitians interested in gerontology nutrition. In this group, members network, develop and share information on best practices and build on expertise in specialty areas of gerontology nutrition. The long term goals of the network are to provide recommendations and support for standardization of regional practice, to increase collaborative practice-based research opportunities, and to decrease gaps in the continuum of nutritional care while increasing efficiencies across the country.
 
Who should join this network? 
Dietitians who work with seniors in a variety of settings including long-term care, assisted living, home care and continuing care, as well as dietitians in research and academia with an interest in seniors nutrition.

Benefits of membership
  • 5+ free webinars annually featuring expert speakers on nutrition and seniors
  • Discounts on workshops organized by the network
  • Sponsor Student scholarships to attend the annual DC conference
  • Member forum discussions and other opportunities for networking with dietitians from across the country working in the same practice area. Gain valuable insights and knowledge from other experts in the field.
  • Access specialized practice resources, reports, webinar recordings and client tools.
  • Provide valuable input into best practices and advocacy efforts
  • Opportunity to participate in a book club
  • Celebrate member accomplishments and recognize annually members for the Marie Taylor Award Recipients in each region
  • Annual member social at the DC conference

Leadership Team:

Chairpersons – Cherie Furlan-Craievich RD & Karrie Bedford RD
Communications Coordinator-Amanda Beales
Treasurer-Jane Oulton
Event/Webinar Coordinator-Bob Moulson
Regional Representatives
British Columbia-Shauna Prouten
Alberta & Territories- Maria Kupreeva
Manitoba & Saskatchewan-Jean Helps
SW & Central Ontario-Denise Hackett
NE Ontario & Quebec-Lisa McCann
Atlantic Provinces-Katelyn Tell

Sr. Student Executive-Kamila Gabitova
Jr. Student Executive-Samantha Wark

Cost: $45 for full members; $15 for students
Contact: gerontology@dietitians-network.ca.   

 
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