Health & Wellness

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Nov
28
1:00 PM13:00

Hearing Loss: Your 3rd Ear

$2.

Presenter: Cindy Gordon

This program takes participants and their communication partners on a path recognizing unrealistic expectations they may have of hearing aids, accepting the reality of hearing loss, developing an understanding of what they need to do to reconnect with loved ones, and learn to laugh at the foibles of hearing loss. (Bring your audiogram to class if you can!) 

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Nov
25
10:30 AM10:30

Twoonie Talk - Bullying Stops Here

$2

Presenter: Dianne Bray

Most of us think that bullying is a childhood issue, one that fades into the past once we reach adulthood. However, seniors are victims of bullying too. In fact, some reports show that seniors face bullying more often than children. Being aware of senior bullying can help us address the issue. Come to this presentation by the Edmonton North Primary Care Network to learn what older adult bullying looks like, why some people become bullies, and some strategies to stop bullying. 

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Nov
15
1:30 PM13:30

Air Quality & Your Health

 

$2

Presenter: Opel Vuzi

Exposure to indoor and outdoor pollutants can negatively affect our health, especially our respiratory health. Vulnerability to air pollution varies with age and health status. There are a number of sources of air pollutants in indoor and outdoor environments. We can take some actions to reduce our exposure to air pollutants in order to protect our health and that of our families.

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Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

Downsizing & Decluttering

$2 (you must pre-register)

Presenters: Carol McRae

Do you need help to get organized? Overwhelmed or disorganized at home? Want to downsize, but not sure where to start? Storing too many extras around the house? Struggling to find your desk in the office/home business? Join professional organizer, Carol McRae, for the answer to these questions, and more!

 

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Oct
24
9:30 AM09:30

Hearing Loss: Your 3rd Ear

$2

Presenter: Cindy Gordon

This program takes participants and their communication partners on a path recognizing unrealistic expectations they may have of hearing aids, accepting the reality of hearing loss, developing an understanding of what they need to do to reconnect with loved ones, and learn to laugh at the foibles of hearing loss. (Bring your audiogram to class if you can!)

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Oct
3
10:00 AM10:00

Twoonie Talk - CNIB: Supports & Services

$2

Presenter: Merico Tesolin

Canadian National Institute for the Blind is a national charity that provides advocacy and skills based services for individuals who are blind or partially sighted. This presentation will include information on available CNIB services, as well as major eye conditions such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, in addition to hands on demonstrations of low vision aids and helpful products for daily living. 

 

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Sep
16
10:30 AM10:30

Health Care Literacy

$2

Presenter: Dianne Bray

This presentation will provide participants with an understanding of what your health care options are. It will cover the different services provided by Edmonton North Primary Care Network. Participants will learn what health screening they should be aware of, and how to navigate the health care system. 

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Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

Twoonie Talk - Outreach & Home Support Services

$2

Presenters: Grace Odupitan & Natalie Mikus, NESA Staff

This presentation provides an overview of NESA’s Home Supports & Outreach programs. Learn about services offered through the Outreach Coordinator and what local resources to be aware of to help you remain independent in your home longer. Learn about the types of services the Home Support Coordinator can refer you to in order to ensure you have access to screened, insured, and reliable providers to help you remain safe in your home with the help that you need.

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Sep
12
10:00 AM10:00

Twoonie Talk - Dental Health for Seniors

$2

Presenter: Sabrina Heglund, PhD

There are links of oral health to systemic health in every stage of our lives. But as seniors, one can forget that the GI system starts with themouth! This talk will focus on the structures within the oral cavity, methods to cleanse all areas of the mouth, and the interaction of the immune system within the mouth. This will lead us into a discussion of the immune system’s role in overall health that may be compromised by its constant battle against oral bacteria. 

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Jun
7
9:30 AM09:30

Mindful Aging S-156

$2 (must pre-register)

Presenter: Laurie Young

We all experience aging differently and at our own rate. Since we can’t stop getting older, what steps might we take to be healthier? What are the best ways we can ward off the negative effects of aging to protect our physical and mental health? Come and learn about approaches to mindful aging, as well as what may facilitate or hinder mindful aging in your life.

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May
30
10:00 AM10:00

Retirement Portfolio Protection S-144

$2 (preregistration required)

Presenters: Detective Bill Allan & Weichurn Woo

With the global economy in a uncertain state, it is important to have specific financial strategies to manage the volatility of the markets, take ad-vantage of compelling opportunities, look at the options in securing the principle of your retirement investments, and ensure you have the cash flow you need regardless of the economic situation.

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May
27
9:30 AM09:30

Community Care Access S-151

$2 (must pre-register)

Presenter: Ruth Alexander (AHS)

Ruth, of Alberta Health Services, will provide an overview of the supports available through Home Living programs (previously Home Care),and how one would access Supportive Living,or Facility Living should the need for more support arise, as well as eligibility for these Continuing Care Services.

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May
20
9:00 AM09:00

Seniors Financial Benefits-Federal & Provincial S-146

$2 (preregistration required)

Presenters: Emily Motycka & Shannon Currie

Learn the latest information on Alberta and Canadian government financial assistance programs for seniors. The presentation will cover the Alberta Seniors Benefit and Special Needs Assistance pro-grams. Shannon, from Service Canada, will also highlight the services available for the older adult,as well as general information and updates on the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security including how to apply, how much you should be receiving, and how to contact them if you have concerns

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May
17
1:00 PM13:00

Alzheimer’s 101 S-149

$4 (includes $2 donation to Alzheimer’s Society)

Presenter: Kendra Sutherland(Alzheimer’s Society)

Find out the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer Disease, how a brain without dementia processes information versus a brain with dementia, how to prevent the disease, warning signs, and have your questions answered.

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May
13
9:00 AM09:00

Arthritis 101 S-150

$2 (preregistration required)

Presenter: Leah Paquette

Arthritis 101 (A101) is a single, 1.5 hour inter-active program developed in Alberta. If you have been recently diagnosed, or if you simply have questions about any one of the more than100 types of arthritis, this program is for you.You will receive a FREE workbook introducing you to the self-management concepts, and help you understand the community connections that will help you fight arthritis.

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May
6
9:00 AM09:00

Elder Abuse Awareness - S154

$2 (preregistration required)

Presenters: Jessica Penner & Pat Power

This presentation provides an overview of the various types of elder abuse as well as information about the programs and resources available in your community. This interactive session will also demonstrate ways you can help support a neighbor or friend who may be experiencing elder abuse.

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Apr
29
9:00 AM09:00

Seniors Driving and Beyond

$2 (preregistration required)

Presenters: Margaret Dorey & Caroline Gee

This workshop is provided for seniors, family members, and caregivers by ETS and AMA representatives, Margaret and Caroline. They will provide in-formation for mature drivers on driving tips & options, planning for retirement from driving, public transit services & programs for seniors, as well as alternative transportation options.

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Apr
21
1:30 PM13:30

Home Supports at NESA S-155

$2 (must pre-register)

Presenter: Natalie Mikus

Come learn about our exciting new Home Sup-port Services program and meet Natalie, the new Home Supports Coordinator! She will provide an overview of the types of services you can be referred to in order to ensure you have access to screened, insured, and reliable providers to help you remain safe in your home with the help you need.

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Apr
18
10:00 AM10:00

Retirement Investing Alternatives S-143

$2 (preregistration required)

Presenters: Weichurn (Wei) Woo

Beyond the traditional retirement savings portfolio of stocks and bonds that many retirees have,there is a third asset class. Recently made available to individual investors, alternative assets, provides access to a diversified portfolio of nontraditional investments designed to complement the traditional balanced portfolio. Join Wei Woo to discuss the possibilities in the uncertain stock market and economy we are currently in.

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Apr
14
1:30 PM13:30

Personal Wellness through Leisure &Socialization S-157

$2 (preregistration required)

Presenters: Daisha Marshall/TriciaBodnar

This interactive presentation will explore the importance of maintaining a happy, healthy leisure lifestyle. Participants will create an inventory of leisure activities by sharing pastimes that are meaningful to them. Barriers to activities will be discussed and resolutions brainstormed. Participants will be encouraged to share ideas and goals while learning a wealth of information on community resources to help motivate, and getup off the couch.

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