1. Community Blog

    Achieving “A Community for all Ages” Across Niagara: Be Informed, Celebrate Niagara’s Success, Become a Champion

    All of us have a stake in ensuring our community is responsive to the needs of everyone as we age. This requires that citizens with diverse perspectives and roles be aware of the contributions older adults make within our community, celebrate the ways in which Niagara has already made progress...
  2. Community BlogResources & Publications

    Achieving “A Community for all Ages” Across Niagara: Two-Page Candidate Brief from the Age-Friendly Niagara Network

    All of us have a stake in ensuring our community is responsive to the needs of everyone as we age. The volunteer-led Age-Friendly Niagara Network has prepared this brief to help engage municipal candidates in issues affecting everyone in our community. The Brief outlines the contributions older adults make to our community,...
  3. Community Blog

    Understanding Employment Precarity and Its Impact in Niagara

    Precarious employment is defined as work that is typically part-time, temporary, or contract, and often without longer-term job security and employment-based benefits. It is often called non-standard employment. To better understand employment precarity and its impact in Niagara, PEPiN (Poverty and Employment Precarity in Niagara), recently completed a research study...
  4. Community Blog

    Keeping Your Brain Stimulated in a Social and Educational Environment

    Older adults are living longer and want to keep engaged in various social and learning activities as part of their lifestyle. This thirst for knowledge, active participation, and social interaction is becoming the new standard. The concept of “Third Age Learning” has been around for many years. There are several...
  5. Community BlogPartners & Projects

    Building a Stronger Socio-Economic Future for Niagara

    Communities are strengthened when decision-making and planning processes are informed by local, reliable and relevant data.  Niagara Connects is taking a new approach to amplify the impact of data found at livinginniagarareport.com and niagaraknowledgeexchange.com. This month we began providing increased opportunities for people to access these rich sources of Niagara-focused...
  6. Community Blog

    Safety at Home Program Helps Seniors in Niagara Prevent Falls

    In 2016-2017, “unintentional falls resulted in almost 1800 Emergency Department visits and 417 hospital stays for Canadians, making falls the most common cause of injury” (CIHI, 2018) In the Niagara region, falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospital admissions. In 2016 falls resulted in 18,400 Emergency Department (ED) visits...
  7. Community Blog

    Let’s Work Together to Make a Smart Niagara!

    Smart Cities empower communities to address real issues through the use of data and connected technology. The Government of Canada has created the Smart City Challenge and is calling on communities across the country to bring forward their best ideas for improving the lives of their residents through innovation, data...
  8. Community Blog

    Contributing Citizens, Workers, Volunteers, Innovators and Leaders: What We Know About Older People in Niagara

    Here in Niagara, we’ve heard about our aging population, and we know that more than one-third of our population is over 55 years of age. Data in the Living in Niagara-2017 report shows that it’s time for us to address ageism in our community. We can begin by shifting our...
  9. Community Blog

    Local Volunteer Opportunities Offer Older People in Niagara a Way to Stay Healthy and Connected

    Think volunteering is just a nice thing to do for others? Think again! Volunteering can be the key to good health. Research shows volunteering can have a positive impact on social, physical and emotional wellbeing. Older people who remain active and stay connected to their community have reduced stress-related illnesses,...

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Sep
20
Thu
Grantham Lioness Alzheimer Coffee Break @ Grantham Lions Club
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Join the Grantham Lioness Club for homemade assorted coffee cakes and desserts.

Funds raised will stay in Niagara to help with programs and services of the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

This event is hosted by the Grantham Lioness Club.

Addressing the Pull of the Gang: Engaging Hard to Reach Youth @ Online
Sep 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

In the first of his two part Youth Justice Mini-Series, Nick Brown will provide practical program examples of how to engage with youth who are currently involved in, or nearly involved with, gang activity, speaking from personal and professional experience.

Based on his recent experience with programs targeting youth involved with gangs in a Southwestern Ontario city, Mr. Brown will discuss the importance of asset mapping, establishing boundaries, ‘meeting people where they are at’, and being able to identify and act on the ‘recipe for the birth of a gang’. This webinar sets the groundwork for the next in the series “Mediation and Conflict Resolution”.

This webinar is hosted by Umind.

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.

Sep
23
Sun
Charity BBQ in Support of Women’s Place of South Niagara & The Niagara Falls Humane Society @ Dobbie's Florist
Sep 23 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

Dobbie’s Florist is Celebrating it’s 130th Anniversary Sept 23/2018 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM with a charity BBQ, supporting Woman’s Place South Niagara & The Niagara Falls Humane Society.

There will be a Raffle, 50/50 Draw, a fundraising BBQ and a Free Roof Top Concert, Featuring Patsy & The Muscle & The Feverish Lemons, all proceeds go to these two charities. Caricature Artist Michael McDonnell will be available.

This event is hosted by Dobbie’s Florist.

Sep
24
Mon
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.

Sep
26
Wed
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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