Aug
31
Thu
Deadline to Submit Feedback: A Food Policy for Canada @ Online
Aug 31 all-day

The decisions we make as individuals and as a country about food have a direct impact on our health, environment, economy, and communities.

A Food Policy for Canada will set a long-term vision for the health, environmental, social, and economic goals related to food, while identifying actions we can take in the short-term.

A food policy is a way to address issues related to the production, processing, distribution, and consumption of food.

Learn more by reading the food policy consultation document and have your say!

Sep
10
Sun
Big Move Cancer Ride @ Club Roma
Sep 10 all-day

Push yourself to the limit at the 9th Annual Big Move Cancer Ride.

Cycle the 100K with other hardcore riders, try the 50K route for a bit of a challenge or cruise the 25K at your own pace.

Whether individually or part of a team, register today and join the ride to raise money for the Walker Family Cancer Centre!

This event is hosted by OneFoundation for Niagara Health.

Sep
11
Mon
Deadline: NCF Community Grant Application @ Online
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm

Niagara Community Foundation’s Community Grants Program focuses on finding ways to help individuals, families, organizations and communities prosper.

While Niagara is facing many challenges, we also have an opportunity to seek new and sustainable ways of addressing community issues and creating a more collaborative approach to meeting the challenges facing organizations and our community.

Grant Making Priorities:

  • Addressing the issues/indicators in the Living in Niagara Report 2014, or,
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of tools and resources that would contribute to an organization’s success; including professional and organizational development and training

Click here for more information on eligibility and the application process.

This grant is provided by Niagara Community Foundation.

Connections First: An Introduction to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Connections First is a new introductory session where people can get connected to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Persons with dementia and their partners in care learn about living well with dementia through Wellness and Healthy Brain Strategies, find out why it is important to connect with community services and get support.

Participants have opportunity to explore Normal Aging and Dementia and hear about recommended first steps.

Sessions will be held monthly. Registration is required (see contact information above).

These sessions are hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Sep
12
Tue
4-Week Family Coping Skills Groups @ Niagara Falls
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Understanding the symptoms of mental illness
  • Developing a healthcare plan
  • Useful community resources
  • Setting limits
  • Problem solving as a family unit
  • Improving two-way communications
  • Effective ways to advocate for your relative
  • Non-violent crisis intervention training
  • Psychiatric medications
  • Self-care for the caregiver

Guest speakers supplement the facilitators. Facilitators are mental health professionals as well as family members.

Location is provided upon registration.

These sessions are hosted by the Family Mental Health Support Network of Niagara.

Sep
13
Wed
New and Evolving Elements of Research on Dementia @ Online
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

There has been a systematic effort over the past few years to get a more accurate and early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common cause of late-onset dementia. International guidelines for research diagnostic criteria are now leading to national guidelines for use of biomarkers, such as brain imaging using positron-emission tomography (PET). New ligands (radioactive makers of different brain changes) are being systematically studied across the range of AD (from no symptoms to mild complaints, then measurable memory decline, and then dementia), in order to see if there is a special timing of the disease where drugs acting on amyloid buildup, tau hyperphosphorylation, or neuroinflammation will be more useful.

Multiple clinical trials are running in Canada across the range of AD, in order to improve symptoms and/or modify disease progression. Updates on such studies are available on the Alz Soc of Canada web-site.

Other causes of dementia are also being studied, in particular fronto-temporal dementia. Special teams of investigators are studying the natural history of this condition (the GENFI study).

This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.

12-Week Family Coping Skills Groups @ St. Catharines
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Understanding the symptoms of mental illness
  • Developing a healthcare plan
  • Useful community resources
  • Setting limits
  • Problem solving as a family unit
  • Improving two-way communications
  • Effective ways to advocate for your relative
  • Non-violent crisis intervention training
  • Psychiatric medications
  • Self-care for the caregiver

Guest speakers supplement the facilitators. Facilitators are mental health professionals as well as family members.

Location is provided upon registration.

These sessions are hosted by the Family Mental Health Support Network of Niagara.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Aug
31
Thu
Deadline to Submit Feedback: A Food Policy for Canada @ Online
Aug 31 all-day

The decisions we make as individuals and as a country about food have a direct impact on our health, environment, economy, and communities.

A Food Policy for Canada will set a long-term vision for the health, environmental, social, and economic goals related to food, while identifying actions we can take in the short-term.

A food policy is a way to address issues related to the production, processing, distribution, and consumption of food.

Learn more by reading the food policy consultation document and have your say!

Sep
10
Sun
Big Move Cancer Ride @ Club Roma
Sep 10 all-day

Push yourself to the limit at the 9th Annual Big Move Cancer Ride.

Cycle the 100K with other hardcore riders, try the 50K route for a bit of a challenge or cruise the 25K at your own pace.

Whether individually or part of a team, register today and join the ride to raise money for the Walker Family Cancer Centre!

This event is hosted by OneFoundation for Niagara Health.

Sep
11
Mon
Deadline: NCF Community Grant Application @ Online
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm

Niagara Community Foundation’s Community Grants Program focuses on finding ways to help individuals, families, organizations and communities prosper.

While Niagara is facing many challenges, we also have an opportunity to seek new and sustainable ways of addressing community issues and creating a more collaborative approach to meeting the challenges facing organizations and our community.

Grant Making Priorities:

  • Addressing the issues/indicators in the Living in Niagara Report 2014, or,
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of tools and resources that would contribute to an organization’s success; including professional and organizational development and training

Click here for more information on eligibility and the application process.

This grant is provided by Niagara Community Foundation.

Connections First: An Introduction to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Connections First is a new introductory session where people can get connected to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Persons with dementia and their partners in care learn about living well with dementia through Wellness and Healthy Brain Strategies, find out why it is important to connect with community services and get support.

Participants have opportunity to explore Normal Aging and Dementia and hear about recommended first steps.

Sessions will be held monthly. Registration is required (see contact information above).

These sessions are hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Sep
12
Tue
4-Week Family Coping Skills Groups @ Niagara Falls
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Understanding the symptoms of mental illness
  • Developing a healthcare plan
  • Useful community resources
  • Setting limits
  • Problem solving as a family unit
  • Improving two-way communications
  • Effective ways to advocate for your relative
  • Non-violent crisis intervention training
  • Psychiatric medications
  • Self-care for the caregiver

Guest speakers supplement the facilitators. Facilitators are mental health professionals as well as family members.

Location is provided upon registration.

These sessions are hosted by the Family Mental Health Support Network of Niagara.

Sep
13
Wed
New and Evolving Elements of Research on Dementia @ Online
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

There has been a systematic effort over the past few years to get a more accurate and early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common cause of late-onset dementia. International guidelines for research diagnostic criteria are now leading to national guidelines for use of biomarkers, such as brain imaging using positron-emission tomography (PET). New ligands (radioactive makers of different brain changes) are being systematically studied across the range of AD (from no symptoms to mild complaints, then measurable memory decline, and then dementia), in order to see if there is a special timing of the disease where drugs acting on amyloid buildup, tau hyperphosphorylation, or neuroinflammation will be more useful.

Multiple clinical trials are running in Canada across the range of AD, in order to improve symptoms and/or modify disease progression. Updates on such studies are available on the Alz Soc of Canada web-site.

Other causes of dementia are also being studied, in particular fronto-temporal dementia. Special teams of investigators are studying the natural history of this condition (the GENFI study).

This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.

12-Week Family Coping Skills Groups @ St. Catharines
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Understanding the symptoms of mental illness
  • Developing a healthcare plan
  • Useful community resources
  • Setting limits
  • Problem solving as a family unit
  • Improving two-way communications
  • Effective ways to advocate for your relative
  • Non-violent crisis intervention training
  • Psychiatric medications
  • Self-care for the caregiver

Guest speakers supplement the facilitators. Facilitators are mental health professionals as well as family members.

Location is provided upon registration.

These sessions are hosted by the Family Mental Health Support Network of Niagara.

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