Program Consultant
Rosemarie Lindau has Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto and her first career was in the performing arts. After personal experiences, she was inspired to become an advocate for the elderly and entered post graduate studies in Gerontology. She embarked on a career as Program and Volunteer Manager in a long-term care and retirement setting and is now Program Consultant for Extendicare. Hearing the voice of the resident has always been a priority and with co-lead Nik Chandalabran developed what is now called REACH - Resident Experience Action Council for Homes. Rosemarie is a returning presenter to OLTCA “This Is Long Term Care” conference: last year she presented on My Wishes, a simple tool she developed with a fellow consultant that helps homes ascertain and respect a resident’s values and wishes, especially at end of life. She is excited to be presenting this year with Nik on REACH with the hope that other LTC homes will embrace this model!