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WHO Decade of Healthy Ageing Consultation
WHO Decade of Healthy Ageing Consultation @ Online
Sep 8 all-day
In 2016, 194 Countries adopted, at the World Health Assembly, a Global strategy and action plan on ageing and health (2016–2030). Informed by the evidence in the World report on ageing and health (2015) and aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals, the Strategy called for transformative change. Member States envisioned that change to be a world where people can live long and healthy lives. Governments realised that to achieve impact in countries we need a decade of concerted action on Healthy Ageing. For WHO, Healthy Ageing is defined as the process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables well-being in older age. Between 9 July and 8 September 2019, WHO and partners are seeking open input, comments, revisions, additions on the zero-draft proposal for the Decade of Healthy Ageing. Click here to complete the survey. This consultation is hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO).
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Embedding Wellness in Post-Secondary Learning and Experience 1:00 pm
Embedding Wellness in Post-Secondary Learning and Experience @ Online
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Nothing encourages student participation at the post-secondary level like course credit. And nothing says wellness is important to an institution like centring course-work that intentionally fosters that state of wellness. Student services across Canada struggle to reach students with messages about wellness and mental health support. So what if students were offered wellness courses as an integral part of their post-secondary experience? Dr Leah Goodman asked that question and then answered it, developing a for-credit wellness course at the University of Illinois-Chicago. For-credit wellness courses accompany and help accelerate a paradigm shift in higher education institutions’ priorities, services, and curricula. Embedding topics of mental health, wellbeing, and identity into the core curricula of post-secondary institutions helps generate a campus-wide culture of wellbeing, and sets students up proactively for success. Join Dr Goodman in conversation on September 17 and hear about the process of introducing her wellness coursework and the clear benefits of integrating it into the university or college experience. This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
Take Charge, Take Control: Chronic Disease Self-Management 5:30 pm
Take Charge, Take Control: Chronic Disease Self-Management @ Portage Medical Family Health Team
Sep 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Take Charge! is a free workshop for people with ongoing health conditions. Each workshop runs once a week for 2.5 hours, over 6 weeks. Expect to meet about ten new people in your workshop. You must pre-register for the workshop. Take Charge is not a cure but it can help you live a healthier life. Would you like to: Feel more comfortable asking questions at your medical visits? Work on making healthier food choices? Take steps to become more active? Learn how to talk to your family and friends about your needs? Find new ways to manage your stress and your emotions? Talk to people who are going through similar challenges? If you answered yes, then Take Charge! can help you to start to Take Control. Sessions run each Tuesday beginning September 17, 2019 to October 22, 2019 from 5:30pm-8:00pm. This workshop series is hosted by Portage Medical Family Health Team.
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Senior Friendly Care Caregiver Engagement Project 12:00 pm
Senior Friendly Care Caregiver Engagement Project @ Online
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Regional Geriatric Programs of Ontario (RGPO) is co-designing educational resources with family/friend caregivers of older adults living with frailty. RGPO hosted focus groups with caregivers across Ontario to understand experiences, learning needs, and preferred method(s) of learning through a project entitled the Senior Friendly Caregiver Education Project. The focus groups were on topics related to frailty: delirium, mobility, continence, nutrition, pain, polypharmacy, and social engagement. Come learn about how and what caregivers prefer to learn about frailty and some key messages for health care professionals that may support clinical practice. Presenters: Sarah Gibbens, RN, MN, GNC(C), PhD(c) and Susan Bacque, BSc, MA from the RGPO This webinar is hosted by the Regional Geriatric Programs of Toronto.
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The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Presents: The Benefits of Pet Therapy 10:00 am
The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Presents: The Benefits of Pet Therapy @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Caregiver Wellness Program presents “The Benefits of Pet Therapy” with guest speaker, Erin Champigny, Therapy Tails Ontario. Please RSVP by September 17, 2019 by calling 905-687-3914.
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Reducing the Risk for Falls in Later Life: It Takes a Village 12:00 pm
Reducing the Risk for Falls in Later Life: It Takes a Village @ Online
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join presenters Dr. Maureen Ashe and Kristi Gerevas for this virtual education session. Topic: Reducing the Risk for Falls in Later Life – It Takes a Village This session is hosted by the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy.
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