Ontario Shores embraces the opportunity to raise awareness of mental illness, educate healthcare practitioners and nurture the next generation of mental health advocates.

January 2019
Happy New Year!
At Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences we are proud of the work we do to provide compassionate and quality care to our patients. In this issue we share a story from our new Geriatric Transitional Unit. We are also proud to be a part of such a supportive community and share highlights from our annual Holiday Hockey Challenge. We also look ahead to upcoming events including the annual Mental Health Conference, Century of Care Speaker Series, and Grand Rounds. This will be an exciting year at Ontario Shores as we continue to celebrate our upcoming 100th year anniversary as a mental health hospital on October 23, 2019.
Oshawa family grateful for support of loved one living with Alzheimer's Disease

Paul Szakacsi was 21 when he arrived in Canada from his native Hungary eager to build the life he dreamed of. Already a machinist by trade, Paul worked at General Motors (GM) for a decade before he began to design and fabricate his own products and started Rider Tool and Manufacturing Co. in Oshawa, Ont.

"He was so talented and determined to be successful," notes Eva, his loving wife of 43 years. 

Paul built a nice life for his blended family, which included four children, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He loved to travel, play cards and socialize. He loved hosting parties and being around people he cared about.

When he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease four years ago, Paul was still very much the same man.

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Holiday Hockey Challenge 

Ontario Shores and The Shandex Group faced off in the 3rd annual Holiday Hockey Challenge on Friday, Dec. 14 at Iroquois Park Sports Centre in Whitby. Shandex is a proud supporter of mental health awareness and the Ontario Shores Foundation. It was a fun afternoon that helped collect winter clothing to support our patients in need. Ontario Shores came away with a 5-3 victory.
Mental Health Conference 2019

We are happy to announce that the 2019 Mental Health Conference hosted by Ontario Shores on February 26th will feature keynote speaker, Professor Heather Stuart. Dr. Stuart is the Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair and Full Professor in the Departments of Public Health Sciences, Psychiatry, and the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen's University.
  Conference website »

Century of Care Speaker Series

Ontario Shores is proud to introduce the second event in our Century of Care speaker series.
Thursday, January 31 at 11:00 a.m.
in the Lecture Theatre (Building 5, Level 2)
featuring Jordon Beenen, one of six people recently named as an Ambassador of Hope.

The series features stories and topics that celebrate recovery, embrace our history and imagine the future in the months leading up to the hospital's 100th anniversary on October 23, 2019.
  Event Details »

  Ambassadors of Hope »

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds take place between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Thursdays in the Ontario shores Lecture Theatre in Building 5, Level 2. They are open to the public, and can also be accessed through Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN). 

Winter topics include: 
  • January 10: Big White Wall and Bounceback: Free psychotherapy services for adults and youth with mild to moderate depression and anxiety,
  • January 17: Circuitopathy and Optogenetics - From Basic Neuroscience to Clinical Care in Psychiatry,
  • January 24: Psychiatric Symptoms in the Peripartum Period,
  • February 7: The Leisure and Well-Being Model of Therapeutic Recreation: Living Well with Mental Illness

  See our Event Calendar  »

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