Posted by Carol Hutchinson on Feb 20, 2018
Guest Speaker:  Friday, February 23, 2018
Location:  The National Club
Topic:  Memory Home Living Inc.
Host:  Luba Rascheff and Karen Scott
Mona is the founder/director of a not- for- profit dementia initiative called Memory Lane Home Living Inc. in Richmond Hill, ON. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology/Sociology, and has worked in the field of mental health. Mona is currently completing a Gerontology Certificate through McMaster University. She put herself through university as a nurse’s aide and became acquainted with the care needs of seniors and the LongTerm Care system. During the last 4 years Mona reacquainted herself with the care needs of seniors as she became a caregiver for her mother, who was diagnosed with vascular dementia.
Mona began questioning the existing systems of care, with the help of other interested individuals in dementia related fields. Together they sought an alternative co-operative model of living that better addresses the needs of caregivers and their loved ones on the dementia journey. Mona’s passion to improve daily living with dementia has inspired a home called Memory Lane Home Living Inc. and other dementia initiatives. Mona was recently recognized by her local Member of Parliament for the volunteer initiative, whereby she successfully brought together the community of caregivers, churches, health care providers, politicians, and interested individuals, for a “Living Well with Dementia in York Region” Conference.