May Remenda awarded $3,000 scholarship for research in dementia care

May Remenda - Targeted Scholarship 2024 with Ken Noakes (left) and Bill Latham (Zone 8 Director)

From left: Ken Noakes (Executive Director, MROO), May Remenda and Bill Latham (Director of Zone 8, MROO) at the Annual Zone 8 Meeting in Thunder Bay on May 7, 2024. Photo credit: MROO.

The Municipal Retirees Organization Ontario (MROO) has awarded $3,000 to graduate student May Remenda, who is in her final year of a Master of Social Work with a specialization in Gerontology. Under the supervision of Dr. Kathy Kortes-Miller, her thesis focuses on enhancing dementia care for Indigenous residential school survivors relocated to long-term care facilities far from their communities. By advocating for culturally safer care practices, her work aims to ensure these elders are treated with dignity and kindness. 

May is the first Lakehead recipient of the MROO'S Targeted Scholarship Program. In 2024, the MROO signed an agreement with Lakehead to become their second partner school in the new Targeted Scholarship Program. 

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