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Fort Erie: Shared Learning Local Hub Session 9:00 am
Fort Erie: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Salvation Army
Sep 6 @ 9:00 am
Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to: Connect for shared learning; Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits. Spotlight agency: Fort Erie Multicultural Centre To be part of this session, contact Tamara Coleman-Lawrie at tamara.coleman-lawrie@unitedwayniagara.org.
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Big Move Cancer Ride 8:00 am
Big Move Cancer Ride @ Club Roma
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am
Push yourself to the limit on Sunday, September 9th at the 10th 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 Niagara Health Foundation as we ride to raise money for the Walker Family Cancer Centre! This event is hosted by the Niagara Health Foundation.
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Osteoporosis and Yoga: Suggestions for Safe and Appropriate Practice 1:00 pm
Osteoporosis and Yoga: Suggestions for Safe and Appropriate Practice @ Online
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
About the webinar: An overview of what movements should be modified, and why, for people with osteoporosis; Suggestions for yoga postures that should be encouraged, modified or avoided; A discussion of the principles of a safe yoga culture Presenter: Dr. Caitlin McArthur, Registered Physiotherapist and Post-doctoral Fellow, GERAS Centre for Aging Research, McMaster University Specialist in aging, health and well-being; expertise in bone health, exercise and physical activity Dr. Caitlin will address osteoporosis-related concerns in this presentation and demonstrate how with some modifications, yoga can be a great practice to include in the daily routines of people living with osteoporosis. Dr. Caitlyn will also discuss which movements should be modified for people with osteoporosis and why, which postures should be encouraged, and which postures should be avoided. She will also discuss principles for a safe yoga culture. This webinar is hosted by Osteoporosis Canada.
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2018 Alzheimer Coffee Break Kickoff 12:00 pm
2018 Alzheimer Coffee Break Kickoff @ Meridian Credit Union
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
You’re invited to join Meridian Credit Union for the 2018 Alzheimer Coffee Break Kickoff. Lunch with Wade Stayzer, Senior Vice President and Chief Member Experience Officer at Meridian Credit Union, who is this year’s Honourary Coffee Break Chair. Mayor Walter Sendzik, Wade Stayzer, and Vic Kerschl (Alzheimer Society Niagara Foundation Chair) will open the event. Enjoy lunch with mobile catering by Johnny Rocco’s Pizza Truck (starting at $8 with partial funds donated back to the Coffee Break Campaign), and Marble Slab Creamery will be offering bite sized samples of their ice cream. This event is hosted by Alzheimer Society Niagara Foundation & Meridian Credit Union.
Fall Prevention Seminar 1:00 pm
Fall Prevention Seminar @ Ontario Paper Thorold Seniors Centre
Sep 20 @ 1:00 pm
The Thorold Senior Citizens Association and Thorold Age-Friendly Committee host a free Fall Prevention Seminar. Presented by: Scott Stevens and Sarah Radcliffe, Brock-Niagara Centre for Health and Well-Being Everyone is welcome. You do not have to be a member of the Seniors Centre to attend. This event is hosted by the Thorold Senior Citizens Association and the Thorold Age-Friendly Committee.
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Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton-Niagara Annual General Meeting 6:00 pm
Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton-Niagara Annual General Meeting @ Centre de santé communautaire - Community Hall
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm
The Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton-Niagara cordially invites you to their Annual General Meeting. This meeting will be held on Monday, September 24th at 6:00pm at 810 East Main Street, Welland.
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Caregiver Wellness Workshop: Opening a Conversation in Response to Stress 10:00 am
Caregiver Wellness Workshop: Opening a Conversation in Response to Stress @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region - Pfizer Room
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Care partners are invited to this Caregiver Wellness Workshop focused on Opening a Conversation in Response to Stress. Guest Speaker: Dion McParland, MSW, RSW, Family Support Counsellor, Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region and Member of Niagara Elder Abuse Prevention Network Please register online or call the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region at 905-687-3914. This workshop is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Positive Approach to Care for Care Partners 9:00 am
Positive Approach to Care for Care Partners @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
“Positive Approach to Care” for Care Partners: Normal Aging versus Not Normal Aging Facilitator: Gail MacKenzie-High, Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant Join certified Teepa Snow trainers to discuss Normal Aging versus Not Normal Aging. This workshop helps learners understand and recognize the differences in “normal” and “not normal” aging. The workshop emphasizes the value of matching helping behaviours to the person’s needs and retained abilities to promote a sense of control and self-direction, and addresses typical issues that occur throughout the progression of dementia. This workshop is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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2018 Alzheimer Coffee Break Kickoff @ Meridian Credit Union
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

You’re invited to join Meridian Credit Union for the 2018 Alzheimer Coffee Break Kickoff.

Lunch with Wade Stayzer, Senior Vice President and Chief Member Experience Officer at Meridian Credit Union, who is this year’s Honourary Coffee Break Chair. Mayor Walter Sendzik, Wade Stayzer, and Vic Kerschl (Alzheimer Society Niagara Foundation Chair) will open the event.

Enjoy lunch with mobile catering by Johnny Rocco’s Pizza Truck (starting at $8 with partial funds donated back to the Coffee Break Campaign), and Marble Slab Creamery will be offering bite sized samples of their ice cream.

This event is hosted by Alzheimer Society Niagara Foundation & Meridian Credit Union.

Fall Prevention Seminar @ Ontario Paper Thorold Seniors Centre
Sep 20 @ 1:00 pm

The Thorold Senior Citizens Association and Thorold Age-Friendly Committee host a free Fall Prevention Seminar.

Presented by: Scott Stevens and Sarah Radcliffe, Brock-Niagara Centre for Health and Well-Being

Everyone is welcome. You do not have to be a member of the Seniors Centre to attend.

This event is hosted by the Thorold Senior Citizens Association and the Thorold Age-Friendly Committee.

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Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton-Niagara Annual General Meeting @ Centre de santé communautaire - Community Hall
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm

The Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton-Niagara cordially invites you to their Annual General Meeting.

This meeting will be held on Monday, September 24th at 6:00pm at 810 East Main Street, Welland.

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Caregiver Wellness Workshop: Opening a Conversation in Response to Stress @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region - Pfizer Room
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Care partners are invited to this Caregiver Wellness Workshop focused on Opening a Conversation in Response to Stress.

Guest Speaker: Dion McParland, MSW, RSW, Family Support Counsellor, Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region and Member of Niagara Elder Abuse Prevention Network

Please register online or call the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region at 905-687-3914.

This workshop is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

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Positive Approach to Care for Care Partners @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

“Positive Approach to Care” for Care Partners: Normal Aging versus Not Normal Aging

Facilitator: Gail MacKenzie-High, Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant

Join certified Teepa Snow trainers to discuss Normal Aging versus Not Normal Aging. This workshop helps learners understand and recognize the differences in “normal” and “not normal” aging. The workshop emphasizes the value of matching helping behaviours to the person’s needs and retained abilities to promote a sense of control and self-direction, and addresses typical issues that occur throughout the progression of dementia.

This workshop is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

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Research and Innovation in Aging Forum: Aging, Technology and Privacy @ Online
Oct 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Apps in wearable tech such as fitbits and smart watches, and phones, are used to collect small pieces of health data such as pulse, heart rate, and regularity as well as information including what appointments (e. g. with doctors, chiropractors, physiotherapists etc) are being made and the health-related products purchased.

Like credit data, these detailed health markers could be used in algorithms, grouping users by behavioural and risk assessment parameters. All of this data could then be gathered into a ‘wellness report.’

Like credit reports, the wellness report would be susceptible to errors that could take days or months to correct and may require experts and medical tests to disprove errors. Credit reporting companies are financially supported by banks, businesses and lenders.

The wellness report would be a resource that insurers, long term care facilities, health care providers could exploit to gauge the risk associated with the provision of service.

This scoping review examines existing knowledge concerning the data currently being collected and explores novel data combinations and the risk to privacy and autonomy that these pose to older adults. Results confirm the privacy challenges of Big Data and suggest remedies that need to be explored before these usages become commonplace.

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  • Review technology that ‘supports’ healthy aging for people aging in place and in their community
  • Discuss data collected and novel applications of that information
  • Promote the prevention of unintended and intended violations of older adult’s privacy and autonomy

This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Studies in Aging and Health.

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Healthfest 2018
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Drop in to browse the room of exhibitors and grab a healthy snack. Bring the kids to enjoy some of the features in store especially for them.

There will be guest speakers throughout the day.

This event is hosted by Wainfleet BIC Church.

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