SAVE THE DATE – Chapter 54 Annual General Meeting
Spring is just around the corner and it’s time to get ready for our 2018 Annual General Meeting. scheduled for the end of next month.We are fortunate this year to go into this meeting with a full Board of Directors, all of whom, have indicated they are willing to stand for at least, another year.
That doesn’t mean that we don’t need any help though. If you are interested in serving on our board or even just on a committee, we would be most happy to hear from you either at the meeting or, via phone or e-mail and we’ll talk. We are very excited about this year’s event and we look forward to meeting you all, so please order your tickets early to ensure that we can accommodate you. Seating is limited.
I am seeking seniors to enroll in a research study to evaluate a pain self-management program for older adults (www.onlinetherapyuser.ca/olderadults). The purpose of this study is to explore the acceptability and effectiveness of a remotely-delivered chronic pain management program tailored to older adults, the Pain Course, when delivered in both online and printed (workbook) formats.
This program requires a 3-month commitment, as participants will have 2 months to work through the course material with a 4-week follow-up period.
Recruitment will take place across Canada and participants will be eligible for the study if they:
(1) are a resident of Canada
(2) are 65 years of age or older
(3) have experienced pain for more than three months
(4) do not have severe depression or anxiety
(5) have regular access to a computer and the internet
Potential participants will be required to complete a preliminary screening and telephone assessment. If participants meet the inclusion criteria, they will be required to complete questionnaires at pre-treatment, post-treatment and 4-week follow-up.
The course includes 5 Core Lessons over a 2-month period, along with Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Guides, Stories and Additional Resources that will be available throughout this period.
If you are interested in joining the chronic pain self-management program for older adults, please follow the link below to complete the preliminary screening:
Wishing you all the best,
Ainsley MacIntyre, B.Sc.
Graduate Student in Gerontology