November is fall prevention month and the perfect time for you and your staff to improve your fall prevention knowledge.  Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations among adults aged 65 and older in Canada.

November 1st, 2018 from 10am to 3pm at the Wellington and District Community Centre this free public event will include presentations and demonstrations, door prizes, healthy snacks, program and course registration and much more.  Over 30 exhibitors will be present.  Free transportation is available.  For more information contact 613-476-7493 or email info@communitycareforseniors.org

In part 4 of this article, it explains how music can help older adults who experience Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and/or loneliness to alleviate symptoms and boost their mood. Music therapy is beneficial for everyone of all ages and it can create a positive impact on mental health. 7 parts. Last reviewed August 2018.

This articles dicusses the benefits, recommendations, and tips in using a medical alert system. This article can also be used as a guide for older adults and family members who are considering getting a device, especially for those who are living alone with a chronic condition and/or at risk for a fall. Last reviewed August 2018.

Thursday, November 1st from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT) located at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) in Waterloo, Ontario. This event is a 1-day workshop intended for community members, family care partners, team members at home care/service organizations, and those providing support at long-term care and retirement homes. Click here to register.

Tuesday, September 25th from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT) located at the Village of Wentworth Heights in Hamilton, Ontario. This event is a 1-day workshop intended for community members, family care partners, team members at home care/service organizations, and those providing support at long-term care and retirement homes. To register, click here.

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 from 1:30-2:30pm EST join presenters Jaimie Killingbeck and Jennifer Hartwick for this webianr offered in collaboration with Seniors Quality Leap Initiative (SQLI) and will explore some of the strategies that Schlegel Villages have used to engage residents in enhancing Village Life.  To learn more or register click here.

Navigating the Trends of Brain Injury on Thursday Oct. 18th from 8am-5pm and Evidence-Based Treatment for Persistent Concussion/mTBI on Friday Oct. 19th 8am-1:30pm at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre.  This conference is geared towards people living with the effects of ABI including family members/caregivers, case managers, legal professionals, occupational therapists, physicians and nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists, researchers and speech and language pathologists.  Click here for more information and to register.

September 25, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 pm EDT. Join presenter Peter Block as he speaks to the concept of a neighbourly economy and building 'Abundant Community' in neighbourhoods to support positive health outcomes, better distributed wealth and engaging children, seniors and neighbours in creating an educating neighbourhood.  For more information or to register click here.

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