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Greg Charyna

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​Greg Charyna, Co-owner, Home Instead Senior Care

CPCA (Certified Professional Consultant on Aging); M.Div. (Edmonton Baptist Seminary), an ordained minister; M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration (University of Alberta)

Greg Charyna (pron: SHARE’-in-ah) has lived and worked as a broadcaster, administrator, pastor and chaplain before opening Home Instead Senior Care in 2008. He is passionate about enhancing the lives of older adults and supporting families by providing private, ​​​ care in home, hospital or other facilities. 

Greg speaks regularly in the community about aging topics, helping adult children care for their parents. He and wife/business partner, Karen, are part of the "sandwich generation" with their son and daughter at home attending university, Greg's mom in long term care in Vancouver and Karen's mom in Weyburn.   

Through his work with Home Instead Saskatoon, Greg is involved with the following regional and local organizations: 

  • SK Alzheimer Society - Dementia Advisory Network
  • Saskatoon Falls Prevention Consortium
  • Saskatoon Council on Aging
  • The Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce
  • ​The NSBA
  • Saskatoon Usadian Executive Association
Greg addresses community and business groups and organizations. 
Recent Presentations:

  • Honoring our Aging Parents
  • To Care for Aging Family Members: Embrace the Care Continuum
  • Caring for Aging Loved Ones:  Where do I Start?
  • Family Alzheimer’s Caregiver Workshop
  • 40/70 Action Plan for Successful Aging
  • Living with Memory Loss
  • Quality of life Planning: for Adult Children and their Parents
  • Caregiver Focus: Managing Changing Roles and Relationships
  • Family Dynamics and Aging Conditions
  • Alzheimer’s Friendly Business                    
  • Let’s Talk About Driving                            
  • Embracing our Aging Population                
  • Caring for Mom, Dad and Me 
Other Aging-related topics we speak on:  

  • Communicating With Aging Loved Ones And Planning Ahead
  • Caring For Loved Ones Living With Alzheimer’s Disease Or Other Types Of Dementia
  • Caregiver Self-Care
  • Navigating The Health Care System; Private Non-Medical Care And The Care Continuum
  • Family Communication Issues
  • Protecting Seniors From Fraud
  • Home Safety
  • Fitness And Nutrition For Older Adults
  • Preventing Senior Hospitalization
  • Returning Home 
Recent venues/ groups:

What's HOT in Health and Technology - Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce
Nutrien (Health and Wellness Committee)
Saskatoon Chapter, Superannuated Teachers Association
Babyboomersyxe Conference
U of S Medical Students (Geriatrics)
North 49 Physical Therapy
McKercher LLP
The Saskatoon Estate Planning Council
Lakeside Medical Clinic
The Estate Group at McDougall Gauley LLP
The City of Saskatoon EFAP Peer Counsellors
Wiegers Financial
Market Mall
Sutton Financial
Cameco (Health and Wellness Committee)
Professional Organizers of Canada (Cyber Chapter)
The Franklin Retirement Community     
Emmanuel Baptist Church
Saskatoon Council on Aging – Caregiver Forum
Redeemer Lutheran Church
The Bentley
Primrose Chateau
Canadian Western Bank
The Saskatoon Club, Women’s Series
Call to discuss your group’s senior education needs. 639-638-0159 or​ ​

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