Save the Date! May 25, 2018 from 8:30am-4:30pm. The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care Hospital, Kingston invites you to our 2018 conference which will focus on the topics of social isolation, poverty and age-friendly communities.  Keynote speaker, Dr. Parminder Raina will speak to these themes as he shares his findings from the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging.  See the event flyer for more details. A program will be available soon. Early bird registration is available until March 29th.  Register here.

Please see the February newsletter for upcoming seniors events and programs available in the Prince Edward County area.

March 5-6, 2018 in Niagra Falls, Ontario the Research Institute for Aging presents Walk with Me: Changing the Culture of Aging in Canada. Early bird registration has been extended to January 31st.  This conference brings together older adults/residents, care partners, educators, policy makers, students and researchers from all over the country to learn with and from each other about how to enhance the journey of aging across the continuum of care and community living. To learn more or to register click here.

The Alzheimer's Society presents Taking on the Caring Challenges of Dementia with Ron Below and Advance Care Planning Topics with Audrey Miller on March, 8th from 8:30am-12:30pm at the Harbour restaurant. Family and caregivers are welcome to attend with their loved ones as there will be 12 respite care spots available.  Registration is free and is required by February 27th by calling 613-544-3078 or emailing reception@alzking.com.

This information sheet provides an overview of why climate change matters for health and the ways in which it puts older adults at greater risk of poor health outcomes.  

This guide from the American Psychological Association, Climate for Health and ecoAmerica provides an overview of climate change, its impact on mental health and recommendations for addressing those mental health impacts. There is a section specific to the increased risks posed to older adults.

This position paper discusses how the climate change is creating an increase in vulnerabilities to older adults across the planet. 

Join presenter Phyllis Fehr for this webinar on Wed. Dec. 13th from 12-1pm EST  where she will provide an overview of the human rights' movement in Canada, including recent developments and engagement with the United Nations; encourage participants to consider how our human rights apply to people living with dementia as well as hear personal stories and case examples that illustrate common instances of discrimination and abuse of human rights that occur regularly in our health and social care systems.  Register here.

SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together)
FREE exercise classes for seniors who wish to improve cardio, strength, balance and flexibility regardless of their current ability level.  The program can help increase fitness levels, reduce social isolation and keep older adults on their feet.  Try a class and register if it is a good fit. Call 613-634-0130 or 1-800-301-0076 for more information. Programs for Stroke Recovery, Parkinson's / Multiple Sclerosis and Arthritis are also offered in Kingston.

Free Fall Prevention Programs for People 65+
These 12 week programs include information on how to lower risk of falls and include an exercise component focused on balance and strength, Upcoming program locations and dates are listed below. Registration is required at the first session.
Call 613-634-0130 ext. 3414. or 1-800-301-0076 for more information

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