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Lived Experience Café Facilitator, Vicky Willis and her husband Jeff
Vicky Willis is our S.E. Ontario Lived Experience Network Facilitator

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The Lived Experienced Café 


A place for persons with dementia, their family, friends and caregivers from South Eastern Ontario to share their experiences, advise and input with the medical community and each other.
We believe to create meaningful services and supports, the voice of those using these services must be heard. Our goal is to create a virtual lived experience network - a "knowledge bank" of people across South Eastern Ontario to be that voice.
We invite you to share your thoughts, suggestions for change and lived experiences in our Discussion Forums and during our Live Chat Events. This room is a place for you to be heard and to make a difference. Our next live chat is: April 2, 2019.
The Lived Experience Cafe is the first phase of Dementia Crossroads, a project lead by Dr. Dallas Seitz. Coming soon is the rest of Dementia Crossroads which will be a place for the public, persons with dementia, caregivers, community organizations and health care professionals in southeastern Ontario to share information and ideas about dementia and related conditions. 
Sharon Osvald
Lived Experience Network Coordinator
Behavioural Supports Ontario:
Dr. Ken Le Clair
Kathy Baker
Alzheimer Society of KFL&A
Vicki Poffley:
Executive Director
How to Reach Vicky Willis:
Phone: 613- 650-7809
Twitter: @VickyWillis
Vicky Willis, an elder care advocate and who cared for her husband with dementia, has taken on the role of Lived Experience Network Coordinator. Vicky is seeking family members, friends and care partners whose lives have been affected by dementia or other related diagnoses, to join her in regular conversations - providing an avenue to hear "real� people using our services and to discover � together, what is needed.