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Flag Raising Ceremony – National Seniors Day 12:00 pm
Flag Raising Ceremony – National Seniors Day @ Niagara Falls City Hall
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm
The CARP Niagara flag will be raised at Niagara Falls City Hall, to celebrate and raise awareness about seniors’ contributions and the important roles they play in Canadian society. This event is hosted by CARP Niagara.
Caregiver Network of Niagara Community Launch 1:30 pm
Caregiver Network of Niagara Community Launch @ St. Catharines & Welland
Oct 1 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
The Caregiver Network of Niagara is committed to providing caregivers an opportunity to care for themselves as they learn to care for others in a meaningful way with the techniques and skills they need. The Community Launch will be held in both St. Catharines (Walker Family YMCA) and Welland (Centre de santé communautaire). Programs are available in Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Fonthill, Welland, and St. Catharines. Click here for program dates and locations. This event is hosted by the Caregiver Network of Niagara.
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Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: LANDER – From Avro to Apollo 10:00 am
Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: LANDER – From Avro to Apollo @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region. Presenter: Shelley Ayers, Director, Writer, Producer The heart of every great story is a person. This person or team of people not only represent their own quest and the challenges they face along their journey, but cast a light on our dreams. It is these types of stories that Shelley seeks and loves to tell. Shelley, in collaboration with her Director of Photography, Mark Foerster, recently completed the documentary LANDER: from Avro to Apollo. It shines a spotlight on a Canadian engineer and his contribution to the design and engineering of the Lunar Module that took Neil Armstrong to the moon 50 years ago. We will be treated to a special showing of this short film. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
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Safe and Healthy Aging in Your Community 2:00 pm
Safe and Healthy Aging in Your Community @ Welland Civic Square
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region, the Welland Public Library, and other community partners in Niagara to learn about strategies, supports and services that can help older adults to stay engaged, supported and safe in our community. This event will include a panel of local service providers who will share information for older adults about: Brain Health Safety Community Services Living Well with Dementia All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. Register online or by calling the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region at 905-687-3914. This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
Senior Pride Network Niagara Meeting 2:30 pm
Senior Pride Network Niagara Meeting @ Hospice Niagara
Oct 7 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Senior Pride Network Niagara is holding a meeting on Monday October 7, 2019 from 2:30-4:30 pm at Hospice Niagara (403-Unit 2 Ontario Street, the driveway just north of Linhaven/Alzheimer Society entrance).
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Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Deciphering Election Polls 10:00 am
Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Deciphering Election Polls @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region. Presenter: Livianna Tossutti, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Brock University Public opinion polls are expected to provide straightforward answers to important questions at election time: “What are Canadians thinking about political parties, their leaders, and the important issues of the day?” When polls are conducted in a biased or non-scientific way, the results may lead to misinformation. This talk will highlight what you need to consider when evaluating the credibility of polls. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
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Elder Abuse and Ageism: CARP Niagara Meeting and Presentation 2:00 pm
Elder Abuse and Ageism: CARP Niagara Meeting and Presentation @ Royal Niagara Golf Club
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm
The October meeting of CARP Niagara will include a presentation about Elder Abuse and Ageism. Doors open at 1:30pm with coffee, tea, and sweets followed by a presentation. This meeting is hosted by CARP Niagara.
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Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Harnessing the Power of the Immune System to Fight Cancer 10:00 am
Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Harnessing the Power of the Immune System to Fight Cancer @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region. Presenter: Dr. Michael Levesque, Medical Head of Systemic Therapy, Walker Family Cancer Centre and Assistant Professor, Dept. of Oncology, McMaster University Dr. Levesque will review the evolution of drug therapies for cancer with increasing abilities to discriminate malignant cells from normal cells of the host. Although chemotherapy still has its place for the treatment, and even cure, of many cancers, the past two decades have witnessed rapid development of new treatments that capitalize on our better understanding of cancer biology and the interplay between cancer and the immune system. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
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Niagara Health Expo
Niagara Health Expo @ Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre
Oct 19 all-day
People will learn about available healthcare services and products by connecting with local doctors and practitioners in the Niagara Health Expo on Saturday, October 19 at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre. Visitors will find demonstrations, product samples, and information hand-outs. Speakers will connect directly with attendees in a comfortable, interactive environment. Free admission and free parking for visitors is made possible by the generous support of the Expo sponsors. The health fair has been designed to make it simple for people of all ages to attend the event hosted by Hotel Dieu Shaver.
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Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Identifying Real vs. Fake Science News 10:00 am
Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Identifying Real vs. Fake Science News @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region. Presenter: Fiona Rawle, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education, and Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Dept. of Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga It’s important that we all stay up to date on science and health breakthroughs. News about science is all around us, but how can you decipher real vs. sensationalized vs. fake science news? In this session, Dr. Rawle will take you on a journey exploring some of the most egregious examples of fake science news, and guide you in how to identify news you can trust. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
Exploring the Connections Between Hearing Loss and Cognitive Health 12:00 pm
Exploring the Connections Between Hearing Loss and Cognitive Health @ Online
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
There is a strong connection between hearing loss and cognitive health, particularly in older adults. Prevalence rates of hearing loss and dementia both increase with age, and researchers have found higher rates of dementia in individuals with greater degrees of hearing loss. In this webinar, Dr. Kate Dupuis will explore the connections between hearing loss and cognitive health, and will discuss potential treatment options and strategies for individuals experiencing hearing loss. This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.
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Mind Matters: An Hour of Cognitive Stimulation – 6 Week Course 6:30 pm
Mind Matters: An Hour of Cognitive Stimulation – 6 Week Course @ St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Mind Matters is a program geared to the older population who may be experiencing memory loss, dementia or need a bit of encouragement to get their minds working again. Join Recreationist Denise as she facilitates an evening of cognitively stimulating games mixed in with some socializing and laughter… Because our minds matter! Please note that a spouse or family member is expected to stay with their loved one. This six-week course will begin on October 28, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The cost to participate is $56.80 per person (support person can participate for free). This event is hosted by the City of St. Catharines, in partnership with Niagara Mountainside Therapeutic Services.
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LGBTQ+ Aging in Canada: What Can We Learn from the CLSA? 12:00 pm
LGBTQ+ Aging in Canada: What Can We Learn from the CLSA? @ Online
Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This webinar will be presented by Dr. Arne Stinchcombe, assistant professor in the Master of Applied Gerontology (MAG) program at Brock University, and Dr. Kimberley Wilson, assistant professor in Adult Development & Aging in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph, via WebEx. Canada’s older adult population is becoming increasingly diverse. In order to respond to the needs of diverse aging communities, we must understand their health status and its determinants. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) communities consist of individuals with distinct socio-historical contexts that often involve minority stress experiences (e.g., stigma and discrimination) associated with health in older age. The presentation will describe the socio-historical context of LGBTQ+ older adults in Canada and highlight some of the findings from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). In particular, presenters will present data showing health disparities among sexual minority participants in the CLSA as well as data that highlight the importance of social networks. Implications for policy and practice will be discussed. This webinar is hosted by the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging.
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Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Feeding the World in 2050 – How Great is the Challenge? 10:00 am
Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Feeding the World in 2050 – How Great is the Challenge? @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region. Presenter: Spencer Henson, Professor, Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Guelph With continued growth in the global population and rising incomes driving changes in eating patterns, there are real concerns about the ability of the world to feed itself in the future. This presentation explores the challenges that the world faces in achieving food security in a manner that is sustainable and meets the needs of the poor. It examines the role that Canada can play in addressing these challenges in partnership with developing countries around the world. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
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