Age-Friendly Action in Niagara: Community Articles 2010-2013

This document contains 61 articles written by volunteers around Ontario’s Niagara region who were engaged in the Niagara Age-Friendly Community Initiative (2010 to 2013). This Initiative was led by Niagara-wide volunteers, with funding support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Many of these articles were published in partnership with the Niagara This Week newspaper.

This compilation of articles is a resource to spark ideas for Age-Friendly community action around and beyond Niagara; serve as a snapshot in time of Age-Friendly activity of importance to the Niagara-wide community; and assist people wishing to strengthen planning for Age-Friendly communities. If you are interested in submitting an article for consideration, please review the Niagara Age-Friendly Community: Authors Guide

Contact: Steve Murphy, steve.murphy@niagararegion.ca

Publication Date: December, 2013

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Diversity in Action: Mental Health for the Underserved (Conference) @ Webinar
Sep 24 all-day

This year, our Annual Conference will focus on helping meet the mental health needs of those often underserved within our communities. With over 50 CECs worth of workshops to attend and sessions including on-demand learning materials and interactive live events, this year’s virtual conference has something for everyone.
When you register for the conference, not only do you gain access to incredible professional development, but you will also have access to informative and relevant keynote speakers and to an online community built by OAMHP for conference attendees to gather, share ideas, network, and get to know each other.
Workshops will run online from September 24 to October 10, over weekends and evenings for easier access. We hope to see you (virtually) there!

This conference is hosted by the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals

Sep
26
Sat
Ladies Learning Code @ Webinar
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

National Ladies Learning Code Day is our signature event dedicated to teaching adults across Canada new coding concepts and digital tools to prepare them for the ever-changing digital landscape. This year we’re excited to teach SQL!

Join us virtually on September 26, 2020, to learn how to use SQL to make data-driven decisions related to sales, marketing, customer base, finance, health care and more.

This webinar is brought to you by the Niagara Chapter Canada Learning Code

Senior Pride Network Hosts a Talk: LGBT People and Long-Term Care @ Online
Sep 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Senior Pride Network Niagara is pleased to present a talk by Dr Tamara Sussman of McGill University. The talk is entitled Supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender inclusivity in long term care homes.

The talk will take place on Wednesday, September 23 at 1:30 PM. It will be presented using Zoom technology. Kindly use the attached Evite to respond to this invitation. An email will be sent one week prior to the event with the Zoom link.

Dr. Sussman is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Mc Gill University. Her program of research focuses on how health services and systems impact older people and their family/friends. In this talk, Dr. Sussman will present findings from a Canadian study that examined current practices in LGBT inclusivity. Strategies for overcoming obstacles and improving services for LGBT older persons in long term care will be discussed.

This online event is hosted by Senior Pride Network Niagara

Carousel Players Giant Puppet Party @ Lester B. Pearson Park
Sep 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Carousel Players and professional designer and puppeteer Alexa Fraser bring you Carousel Players’ Giant Puppet Party, an outdoor, large space activity that allows for social distancing requirements.

Using a variety of materials and a video tutorial, families can create their own fabulous giant puppet right from home. Then, join us on Saturday September 26 at Lester B. Pearson Park at 2 pm for our Giant Puppet Party!

What does a Giant Puppet Party entail? Music, dancing, laughter, and more! Carousel Players’ Giant Puppet will lead everyone in song and dance, creating a community that is together, apart and making art. Families will be socially distanced and given staggered arrival times in an effort to ensure public safety for all attendees and staff.

This outdoor event is brought to you by the Carousel Players

Sep
28
Mon
Mindfulness & Meditation on Zoom @ Online
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We are eager and excited to announce that Mindfulness Mondays are back! Thank you to all who participated with us throughout the spring months. We hope you continued your solo-practice throughout the summer.

Please accept this open invitation to our Monday Night Zoom call where Kathryn Richmond (and some special guests!) will facilitate a night of mindfulness and meditation. Join us for relaxing meditations and insightful conversations on how to stay mindful while going about your day.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/904230111

You can reuse the link week after week. Bookmark it in your browser!

Those without computers can join on the telephone. Use the phone number for your area code. Long-distance fees may apply.

+1 778 907 2071 British Columbia
+1 438 809 7799 Montreal
+1 587 328 1099 Alberta
+1 647 374 4685 Toronto
+1 647 558 0588 Toronto

When prompted, use this meeting ID: 904 230 111

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This online event is brought to you by the Mental Health Support Network of Niagara

Sep
29
Tue
Mental Health & COVID-19 Webinar Series: World Mental Health Day @ Webinar
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

This series of bi-weekly webinars is designed to provide policymakers and the wider health community with the latest evidence on the most pressing and often neglected issues of mental health around the world, including the impact of COVID- 19 on mental health.

The webinars provide practical solutions to the challenging issues we are all grappling with. Participants are encouraged to join from around the world, including those with lived experience of mental health, and of COVID-19.

UPCOMING TOPICS
September 29th – World Mental Health Day, activities and campaigns
October 13th – Education and Mental Health
October 27th – Mental Health in the Media

Questions can be submitted in advance by email. The sessions are recorded, and summary notes posted on unitedgmh.org/news.

Any questions please contact: webinars@unitedgmh.org.

This series of weekly webinars is run by United for Global Mental Health, The Lancet Psychiatry, Mental Health Innovation Network, and MHPSS.net.

Dementia Support Scavenger Hunt @ Heartland Forest
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region at Heartland Forest as they explore nature trails and learn about dementia and community resources.

FOR ALL AGES! WIN PRIZES! Let’s stay active, safe & engaged!

This event is brought to you by Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region

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