June 26 & 27, 2019 This 2 day conference at Niagra College includes 14 dynamic presenters covering a wide range of topics from "Neuroplasticity - The Woman Who Changed Her Brain" to "Laugh Yourself Silly" with lunches by Niagara College Canadian Food & Wine Institute. Networking events, art displays and musical entertainment make this forum a must-attend if you plan on ageing anytime soon. (Space is limited. Only 300 tickets will be sold each day). View the agenda here. Tickets are available at https://ageworks-artofageing.eventbrite.ca
November 29, 2018 from 11am - 2:30pm at Providence Care Hospital, Kingston. Caregivers ae invited to share their stories and experiences. Caregivers of frail seniors (65+) who require assistance with walking, managing medications, managing pain, getting to and from the bathroom; socialization; managing nutrition; and/or help with remembering, are asked to participate to help create educational materials to support caregivers across Ontario. A free lunch will be provided. Parking passes will be available for people parking at PCH. Transportation and respite support is available by contacting Sarah Gibbens at 905-376-8206 or emailing email@example.com. To register click here.
This inventory of fall prevention resources and learning opportunities is designed to support those who are caring for a loved one living with dementia or cognitive impairment to understand the risks of falls and create plans to reduce the risks. It is a ‘living’ document that should continue to grow as additional resources and learning opportunities are located. The resources that are noted below have been organized by a topic framework and prefaced by description of what the evidence indicates in the references. 38 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.
November 14, 2018 from 9:30am to 1:00pm at the Peterborough Naval Association. Join Dr. Adachi for "Osteoporosis 101"; Sue Bitonte for "The Do's and Don'ts of Yoga and Osteoporosis" and Shannon Burton for "Exercise and Movement in Your Community". A light lunch will be served. Registration is free but required by November 9th. Call Cathy Pearcy at 705-761-0223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is available online here.
November 16, 2018 from 10am - 3pm EST. Learning the Ropes for Living with MCI® is aimed at community dwelling older adults experiencing Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and their close relative. The focus is on optimizing cognitive health through lifestyle choices, memory training, and psychosocial support. The immediate goals of the program are to improve healthy lifestyle behaviours in all participants, memory strategy knowledge and use in participants with MCI, and adaptive coping skills in close relatives (family/friend). This workshop provides healthcare professionals with an in-depth understanding of MCI and the necessary background and training to deliver an effective group intervention targeted to the specialized needs of those affected by MCI. To learn more or to register click here.
This online course, separated in six (6) modules, describes the design and function of the Ontario health system to help citizens, patients and caregivers get answers for their health-related concerns and to help them advocate for change when necessary.