Minoyawin Homemaker Training in Keewaywin

A two and half day training workshop was held in Keewaywin for the Homemaker trainees. Each participant completed a questionaire prior to the training to assist in the development of the lesson plan for the training. The main topics covered included: nutrition, cleaning and home safety. Trainees practiced patient transfers, lifts and making an occupied bed. Preparing oatmeal bannock and other nutritious snacks was also covered in the training. The trainers from Keewaytinook Okimakanak Health Services were Marney Dodic, a Registered Nurse and Phyllis Chowaniec, a Registered Practical Nurse. The Trainees included Betty Meekis, Laurie Kakegamic, Martha Rae and Derry Kakegamic. Trainees came to the e-centre this afternoon to work on the computers using the Web-CT e-learning tool to access more information about their training program. This is where we will be providing technical support for the trainees once the trainers leave the community. There is also a toll-free number everyone can call to get assistance from Marney or Phyllis, if there are any questions or concerns about the homemakers program (1-800-387-3740 - Northern Chiefs' Balmertown office). Check out the Homemakers Training Program photos from the Keewaywin session.