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CONNECT Celebrates 10!

CONNECT’s Life Redesign Model TM has changed the lives hundreds of British Columbians
after brain injury and stroke. On June 21, the community is invited to celebrate a decade of making lives better
at CONNECT Lake Country.

A Mardi-Gras/masquerade theme will have attendees encouraged to dress up and be festive. The celebration
will include some short presentations, staff anniversary acknowledgements, food and live music.

CONNECT Lake Country is the product of an innovative partnership between Interior Health and CONNECT
Communities that started in 2009. The partnership has since inspired a similar location currently being built in
Hamilton, Ontario in partnership with Hamilton Health Sciences, one of Canada’s largest health systems.

CONNECT, which started with a single group home in Langley, BC, has 25 years of experience working with
individuals with brain injury and stroke. In 2016, Accreditation Canada recognized CONNECT’s Life Redesign
Model TM as Leading Practice under client and family centred care in ABI services.

The Life Redesign Model TM is characterized as:

ï‚· A culture of personal accountability, supported risk taking, social capital and meaningful community
ï‚· Services are planned around what the person wants more of in life. Participation in relevant life
situations drives the residents’ goals;
ï‚· Service plans leverage neuroplasticity by pursuing resident goals in real-life, non-institutional settings;
ï‚· A “doing-with” coaching approach with blended job roles and a multi-professional coaching team;
ï‚· Hire for fit based on personality and values, not qualifications.
“We look forward to celebrating 10 years in the Okanagan with many of our original staff members, who are
celebrating 10 years with CONNECT, our residents, families and community partners,” says Patti Flaherty,
President and Chief Operating Officer.

To RSVP your attendance, please email Jen Tisado at [email protected] .

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