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 2, 2019

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 or emailing mstover@mysage.ca

 

Event Schedule

9:00 am 

Doors Open

Visit gym exhibitors until 1:30 pm

10:00 am

Three session options

The Four Pillars of Healthy Aging
This session will focus on planning for a healthy future and the role of health care professionals in wellbeing.

Improving Physical Capacity with Home Exercise
This session focuses on how muscles change with age, and how physical activity impacts chronic disease and wellbeing. We will present practical tips on how to continue to be active throughout life. Be prepared to get active!

Rediscovering Self-Care for Caregivers
We often hear, or we are told to “take care of ourselves.”  But how exactly can you do that if you are too busy taking care of someone else AND trying to balance all the other “normal” parts of life? Join Caregivers Alberta for a panel discussion where we will explore how you can empower your mind, body, and spirit and reclaim space for your own health and well-being.

11:30 am

Three session options

Evaluating the Use of Vitamins in Treating Diabetes
Sage's pharmacist will share and discuss current evidence to evaluate the use of vitamins in treating diabetes.

Exploring Attitudes on Aging Through Film
Enjoy a series of short films and discussions with the audience about the impact of film on cultural attitudes on aging and older adults. Films include Compliment, Chasing the Sublime, and Noatak: Return to the Arctic.

Rediscovering Self-Care for Caregivers (Repeat Session)
We often hear, or we are told to “take care of ourselves.”  But how exactly can you do that if you are too busy taking care of someone else AND trying to balance all the other “normal” parts of life? Join Caregivers Alberta for a panel discussion where we will explore how you can empower your mind, body, and spirit and reclaim space for your own health and well-being.

12:30pm -

1:30 pm

Visit exhibitor booths in gym

Lunch Break - free lunch, coffee and tea

1:30 pm

Three session options

Making Edmonton Age Friendly: Current Projects
Age Friendly Edmonton is an initiative to build a city that values, respects, and actively supports the well-being of seniors. This session will cover projects happening around the City to help achieve this vision.

After Driving: ETS as an Option
We plan ahead for retirement, but don't always think about longer-term details, like how to get around after retiring from driving. This session will help you consider options when transitioning from driving to other modes of transportation, with a focus on public transit. ETS will explain details of using the system, including transit route and schedule information, seniors fares, safety and accessibility features of the system. They will also give an overview of some of the changes coming to ETS in 2020.

Rediscovering Self-Care for Caregivers (Repeat Session)
We often hear, or we are told to “take care of ourselves.”  But how exactly can you do that if you are too busy taking care of someone else AND trying to balance all the other “normal” parts of life? Join Caregivers Alberta for a panel discussion where we will explore how you can empower your mind, body, and spirit and reclaim space for your own health and well-being.

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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