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. To view the event poster, click here.

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 4, 2017

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

 

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.

 

Event Schedule

 

9:00 am

Doors Open

Visit gym exhibitors until 1:30 pm

10:00 am -

11:15 am

 

Session options to attend

A: My Health

Health resources; planning for a healthy future; role of allied health professionals.

 

B: My Safety

Air quality; radon exposure; aspects of food and consumer product safety.

 

C: My Home

Overview of seniors housing options.

 

Breakout Session: Me and My Money (Presented by the Seniors Financial Empowerment Network)

Old Age Security; Guaranteed Income Savings accounts; reverse mortgages; ATM'S, savings and credit.

11:30 am -

12:30 pm

 

Session options to attend

D: My Partner and Me

Guardianship; trusteeship; co-decision making; personal directives; power of attorney; wills.

 

E: My Community

Seniors’ sexual health; healthy sexuality within the LGBQT+ community; how to be a positive ally.

 

F: My Supports and Services

Overview of city-wide supports and services for seniors.

 

Breakout Session: Me, Myself and My Family (Presented by the Seniors Financial Empowerment Network)

How to recognize/develop healthy boundaries around your finances with family and friends.

12:30pm -

1:30 pm

Visit exhibitor booths in gym

Lunch Break - free lunch, coffee and tea

1:30 pm -

2:30 pm

 

Session options to attend

G: My Transportation

Transportation information and resources.

 

H: My Connections

The importance of social connection to our health/wellbeing; factors that may lead to social isolation.

 

I: My Finances

Recognizing scams; avoiding fraud.

 

Breakout Session: Me and My Inheritors (Presented by the Seniors Financial Empowerment Network)

Joint land property; informal trusteeships; what happens at death; wills and estates.

2:30 pm

Wrap-up and Door prizes

 

Session Topics

A: My Health

Time: 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Location: Large Auditorium                        

This session will focus on health resources, planning for a healthy future and the role of health professionals in wellbeing.

 

B: My Safety

Time: 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Location: Small Auditorium

An overview of chemical safety in the home through an exploration of the relationship between hazard, exposure, and risk. The session also touches on such subjects as air quality, radon exposure, and aspects of food and consumer product safety.

 

C: My Home

Time: 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Location: Atrium

This session will focus on an overview of seniors’ housing options for home living in apartments, condos and houses, as well as supportive living and facility living.

 

Breakout Session: Me and My Money (Presented by the Seniors Financial Empowerment Network) 

Time: 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Location: Classroom 12

Learn more about Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Savings accounts, reverse mortgages, ATM’S, savings and credit.

 

D: My Partner and Me

Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location: Large Auditorium

This session offers guidance on future planning options including Guardianship, Trusteeship, Co-Decision Making, Personal Directives, Power of Attorney, and Wills.

 

E: My Community

Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location: Small Auditorium

Discussing seniors’ sexual health, healthy sexuality within the LGBQT+ community, and how to be a positive ally and celebrate the ways we can better know and connect with all seniors in our community.

 

F: My Support and Services

Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location: Atrium

This session will give an overview of some practical resources that allow seniors to age-in-place and receive support in the community. It will describe city-wide services offered by senior-serving organizations that provide resources designed to help seniors live safely and independently.

 

Breakout Session: Me, Myself and My Family (Presented by the Seniors Financial Empowerment Network)

Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location: Classroom 12

Learn how to recognize and develop healthy boundaries around your finances with family and friends.

 

G: My Transportation

Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: Large Auditorium

This session will review the many city-wide public and private transportation options available to older adults and those with limited mobility. Participants will be provided with the information and resources to help develop a transportation plan to meet individual needs and to help keep them mobile.

 

H: My Connections

Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: Small Auditorium

Focusing on the importance of social connection to our health and wellbeing, this session will touch on how to address a range of factors that may lead to social isolation.

 

I: My Finances

Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: Atrium

Learn to recognize a scam, how to avoid being a victim of fraud, and who to contact if it happens.

 

Breakout Session: Me and My Inheritors (Presented by the Seniors Financial Empowerment Network)

Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: Classroom 12

Learn more about joint land property, informal trusteeships, what happens at death, wills and estates.

 

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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