Seniors' Health & Wellness Forum

What is the Seniors’ Health & Wellness Forum?

The Seniors’ Health & Wellness Forum, presented by Age Friendly Edmonton, is a new, free, one-day event that gives organizations and businesses a forum where seniors, their families and caregivers can obtain information and resources pertaining to health, wellness and social supports vital to aging in place. The Seniors’ Health & Wellness Forum will follow the same event format as the annual Seniors’ Housing Forum.

Sessions for the Forum have been developed with the Thinking About Your Future: Plan now to Age in Place checklist, produced by the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors, as a framework to identify the most appropriate information and topics for seniors to consider.

 

Where and When?

Saturday, November 3, 2018

9am – 2:30pm

Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre

11113 113 Street, Edmonton, AB

 

Registration

Participant registration opens October 1

Register by phoning (780) 809-8604

 

Event Schedule

9:00 am 

Doors Open

Visit gym exhibitors until 1:30 pm

 

10:00 am

Three session options

A: My Health

Health resources;

planning for a healthy future;

seniors community hub initiative.

 

B: My Transportation

Transportation information and resources.

 

C: My Community

Ways to be an ally to seniors’ communities; understanding and combatting ageism.

11:30 am

Three session options

D: My Home

Improving physical capacity

with home exercise.

 

E: My Partner and Me

Resources for caregivers of

those with dementia; caregiver

support strategies.

 

F: My Safety 

Managing multiple medications;

safe medication for older adults.

12:30pm -

1:30 pm

Visit exhibitor booths in gym

Lunch Break - free lunch, coffee and tea

1:30 pm

Three session options

G: My Supports and Services

Overview of city-wide supports and services for seniors.

 

H: My Finances

Recognizing scams; avoiding fraud.

 

I: My Connections

The importance of social connection

to our health/wellbeing;

ways to be an ally to diverse seniors’ communities.

2:30 pm

Wrap-up and Door prizes

 

Lunch

Complimentary on-site lunch and refreshments for participants, speakers and exhibitors.

Muffins, coffee and tea will also be served.

 

Parking

Free parking available on site.

 

Planning Committee Members

  • Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta and NWT
  • City of Edmonton, Age Friendly Edmonton
  • Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Alberta Health Services
  • Southside PCN, Age Friendly Edmonton
  • Sage Seniors Association
  • Multicultural Health Brokers Coop 

 

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