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Jennifer A. Jilks
Works at Community Home Support Lanark County
Attended University of Toronto
Lives in Perth, Ontario
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Bless you! What a great group of critters!
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Wow! Well done.
The Last Demigod Put up on a pedestal for all the world to see she was her father's treasure she shown so naturally. Picturesque and perfect a Goddess from above she was to stay a virgin. the thing...
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The critters that lurk in the dark and the wee hours of the morning!
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That is amazing, Eileen!
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Thank you for watching, Jen!

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yes, a rather interesting video. Gotta get me one!
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One person writes:
"This story really touched me. My younger brother died last year at the age of 36, just five weeks after he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. We didn't really have a lot of chance to talk about end-of-life care, but other parts of this woman's story really resonated with me. For example, when people are cancer survivors, they are seen as fighters and strong. I guess I can understand the need people have to speak that way, but it doesn't reflect the reality of most and actually diminishes their experience. I had a lot of anger with that idea: as if, because my brother died, he didn't fight hard enough or wasn't strong enough or didn't think positively enough. It just wasn't the case... the fact is that cancer often leads to death, no matter we do."
Language is a powerful thing. Many recent articles and blog post write of the shift from using  military metaphors when illustrating one's journey, rather to one of managing the journey and confronting the challenges. Have be...
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Wow! I'm glad you filmed this. It is beautiful...
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These look like wonderful meals!
After a long day of driving - I couldn't have been happier to finally reach our destination in Almonte, ON. With traffic, and other barriers - we were a tad later than we had hoped. Ok...more than a tad...but nonetheless, we ...
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He's really working it, isn't he?! Just like you and your camera!
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What a clever little devil! I figure I have to label my feeders, but I know it won't work!
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This truly is shameful treatment of you, MNW. Norah, I'm so sorry that someone from Huntsville seems to take such an interest in being rude to someone trying to uncover the issues. Shameful.
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Thankfully, this product is back on the shelves this summer. Even our vet recommended it for our cats.
Eye drop shortage leaves patients scrambling, pharmacists ... globalnews.ca/news/1002224/patients-feel-effects-of-eye-drop-shortage/‎ Dec 2, 2013 - Polysporin eye drops are commonly used to treat pink eye, but m...
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Occupation
retired teacher, blogger, hospice volunteer
Skills
BLogging, photography, gardening, tropical fish care, senior healthcare advocate.
Employment
  • Community Home Support Lanark County
    hospice volunteer, 2010 - present
  • OCDSB, NNDSB, OBE, CBE
    special ed teacher, 1981 - 2006
  • Hospice Muskoka
    hospice volunteer, 2009 - 2010
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Currently
Perth, Ontario
Previously
Toronto - Ottawa - Bala, Ontario - Toronto - Manotick, Ontario - Osgoode, Ontario - North Gower, Ontario - Nepean, Ontario
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Author: Living & Dying With Dignity; A daughter's journey
Introduction
An educator, leader and lifelong learner, Jennifer is an avid reader, writer and blogger. She has developed expertise in working with a wide range of professionals in education and health care. This has helped her negotiate with medical staff while advocating for her parents. She have served on several Boards of Directors. She holds a degree in Early Childhood Education, also, a B.Ed. and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Technology, with experience teaching students from Junior Kindergarten to grade 8, and a Special Education Specialist, she worked with many special needs students. She has delivered workshops to peers, and lectured on a part time basis at the University of Ottawa to student teachers.
Bragging rights
Gave palliative care to my parents, while teaching gr. 8 male anger management students. Now a hospice volunteer.
Education
  • University of Toronto
    M. Ed. Curriculum, 1995 - 1999
  • University of Ottawa
    Faculty of Education, 1980 - 1981
  • Ryerson University
    Early CHildhood Education, 1975 - 1979
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Gender
Female
Relationship
Married
Other names
Jennifer Martin