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Intergenerational Safety Day 1:00 pm
Intergenerational Safety Day @ Niagara Safety Village
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A fun-filled day for all ages – bring your grandchildren! Activities include: Marshall and Skye from Paw Patrol Story time Explore Niagara Safety Village Free snacks Giveaways Crafts Healthy brain activities This is a family friendly event with lots to do for people of all ages! There are interactive activities for kids and healthy living and service information booths for older adults. Come out for a day of fun and learning about how we can all be safer in our community! No registration required. This event is hosted by Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region & Niagara Safety Village.
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Third Age Learning Niagara: Fitness for Longevity 10:00 am
Third Age Learning Niagara: Fitness for Longevity @ Niagara College - Welland Campus
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Third Age Learning Niagara (TALN) is a not-for-profit organization, offering a unique opportunity for people over the age of 55 in Niagara to learn about topics that are interesting to them, in an engaging and exciting way. Susan Jurbala is currently a Sport for Life Project Manager for the Physical Literacy for Older Adults initiative. She has a long career working in sport and physical activity and has worked extensively developing physical literacy in communities across Ontario. This event is hosted by Third Age Learning Niagara.
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Third Age Learning Niagara: Healthy Eating for Healthy Aging 10:00 am
Third Age Learning Niagara: Healthy Eating for Healthy Aging @ Niagara College - Welland Campus
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Third Age Learning Niagara (TALN) is a not-for-profit organization, offering a unique opportunity for people over the age of 55 in Niagara to learn about topics that are interesting to them, in an engaging and exciting way. Navigating the world of nutrition, exercise and healthful living can be difficult with the overwhelming amount of information being thrown at us. This talk will touch on some popular current diets such as the ketogenic, intermittent fasting, paleo and gluten-free. Danielle will also explore metabolism changes with age and how to navigate prevention of diet-related illnesses: keeping the heart, mind, and body healthy into the golden years! Danielle Rankie is a St. Catharines native with strong ties and a deep love and for her community. She is a graduate from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Human Nutrition. She also holds a post-graduate certificate from Niagara College in Exercise Science, is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and maintains Level II certification through “Exercise is Medicine”. Danielle currently works as a Certified Exercise Physiologist at Tabor Manor in St. Catharines and is the owner and CEO of Dynamic Home Health. Through these positions she provides nutrition counselling and exercise assessments and prescriptions to help those with special and chronic conditions maintain functionality and independence to improve their quality of life. Danielle is very passionate about health and wellness throughout the life cycle, especially older adulthood. This event is hosted by Third Age Learning Niagara.
The Effects of Cannabis During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding 12:00 pm
The Effects of Cannabis During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding @ Online
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Cannabis is one of the most commonly used psychoactive substances in Ontario, along with alcohol and tobacco. In 2017, 14.5% of adults reported trying cannabis in the past year. Cannabis was legalized for non-medical use on Oct 17th, when it became legal for adults over 19 to use cannabis without a prescription. This webinar series will provide an overview of cannabis use patterns across the lifespan and will address concerns specific to each age group. This first webinar in this series will provide information on the effects of cannabis during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Learning objectives: Understand the prevalence of cannabis use in Ontario for specific populations. Understand the risks and harms of cannabis during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Understand how best to work with and support people who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Explore resources available for health care providers and/or persons who use cannabis. This webinar is hosted by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.
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Therapeutic Touch for Care Partners 10:00 am
Therapeutic Touch for Care Partners @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Therapeutic Touch is a holistic evidence based therapy that incorporates the intentional and compassionate use of universal energy to promote balance and well-being. Research shows that Therapeutic Touch is effective in: Promoting relaxation response Reducing anxiety and stress Managing pain Improving sleep Facilitating the body’s natural healing process Fostering a sense of well-being Speaker: Doreen Sullivan Register today by calling 905-687-3914. This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Third Age Learning Niagara: Volunteerism is Good For Your Health 10:00 am
Third Age Learning Niagara: Volunteerism is Good For Your Health @ Niagara College - Welland Campus
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Third Age Learning Niagara (TALN) is a not-for-profit organization, offering a unique opportunity for people over the age of 55 in Niagara to learn about topics that are interesting to them, in an engaging and exciting way. People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. However, volunteering is a two-way street, and it can benefit you and your family as much as the cause you choose to help. Dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you make new friends, expand your network, and boost your social skills. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of the motivation, what unites them all is that they find it both challenging and rewarding. Join presenter Tammy Dumas, Executive Director INCommunities Niagara on an interesting journey through the world of Volunteerism. Tammy Dumas is the Executive Director of INCommunities/211. INCommunities has been a community information centre in Niagara for over 40 years, connecting people to services through their information and referral (211), language interpretation and volunteer programs. Tammy has worked in the social and human service sector, locally, provincially and nationally, for over 25 years. She is a graduate of both Brock University (Adult Education) and Niagara College (Social Service Worker). This event is hosted by Third Age Learning Niagara.
Integrated Youth Services: People, Pathways and Processes 12:00 pm
Integrated Youth Services: People, Pathways and Processes @ Online
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Integrated youth services (IYS) often provide a “one-stop-shop” for mental health, physical health, substance use and addictions, education, vocational supports, housing, and other social services. In this third part of an ongoing series on Frayme’s IYS scan, presenters will be highlighting findings regarding clinical and administrative principles and processes required to deliver effective IYS. Over the course of the webinar, they will share aggregated information related to types of services and interventions available, principles and processes of care coordination and service integration, types of service providers employed and their training needs, as well as subpopulations served and eligibility criteria for youth accessing IYS. Be sure to stick around after the discussion for a chance to engage with the speakers and ask any questions you may have regarding IYS and/or Frayme’s IYS scan. This webinar will allow participants to: Discover services and interventions available at various integrated youth services (IYS) Understand how services and interventions are coordinated and delivered at IYS Explore clinical and administrative human resource allocations, training needs, and team interactions and collaboration at IYS Understand age ranges and types of subpopulations served at IYS Who should attend: All stakeholders involved in child and youth mental health, including: Managers, directors, and program leads of youth services Service providers Policy makers Researchers Youth advocates Family advocates This webinar is hosted by Frayme.
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