Family Service (Senior Services)
Hamilton and Halton regions
Shirlea is a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist working currently in the field of geriatrics with complex mental health challenges. Since 2003 she has partnered with Bartimaeus Inc. to develop and grow a service that offers care management services and support to older adults with complex medical, physical and mental health challenges. Shirlea has been working with individuals that are experiencing complex challenges, mental health, cognitive and developmental issues for the majority of her career.
As a certified senior-level instructor with the Crisis Prevention Institute since 2002, Shirlea has trained within public and private sectors and is committed to best practices and safe behaviour-management methods that focus on prevention and safety for the individual, staff and community.
Shirlea takes pride in supporting the community and is currently the chair of the Health Advocacy Committee with the Burlington Chamber of Commerce as well as a current board member with the Aldershot Village BIA.