Reducing the Risk of Falls in Seniors

Falls are one of the leading causes of injury in older adults. Join us at St. Jacobs for an in-person session on how to prevent falls with our team physiotherapist, Bernadette Vanspall.

This session requires that you register, spots are limited!  The session will take place on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022 from 10:00 – 11:30 AM at 10 Parkside Dr. in St. Jacobs.

If you are interested, please email Tariq at [email protected] with your name, phone number, email, address, and emergency contact information.

Sleep Series

Sleep. We know its important, yet as many as 25-50% of us report not getting enough quality sleep. This 2-part workshop series will focus on the social context of sleep; why we need to sleep and what happens when we do not sleep well or sleep enough. Afterwards, we will explore how to make changes to sleep better, and will set goals for ourselves. Participants will come back together in session 2 to share experiences and strategies.

November 16 and November 30, 2022

6:00-7:30pm on zoom

Registration required. Register online or by phone by emailing Tariq at [email protected] or call 226-507-43148.

Online registration here.

Climate Change & Our Health

Join the conversation on Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM  with our expert panelists from the Region of Waterloo as we discuss:

-What climate change is

-Effects of climate change on our health and wellbeing

-Local issues and initiatives to tackle climate change

 

Panelists:

-Brandie Bevis: Health Promotion & Research Analyst – Region of Waterloo Health and Emergency Services

-Susan Bryant: Coordinator of Elmira’s APT Environment

 

To register for this free event, please email [email protected] or call 226-507-4318.

 

This event is part of the Alliance for Healthier Communities – Community Health & Wellbeing Week

Practicing Functional Mobility Through Daily Life Tasks

As your body takes you through many different motions throughout your day, it is important to practice functional movement and to be mindful of the ways you complete regular tasks.

Join us as we explore the importance of, and ways to enhance, functional mobility through activities of daily living and the often repetitive motions we may complete throughout the day.

This session will be held IN PERSON at the Woolwich Community Health Centre at 10 Parkside Dr. in St. Jacobs.

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022 @ 1:30 – 3:00 PM

Brain Health & Aging

In this session, we will explore some of the changes we may experience
in our brain health as we age, as well as some strategies and resources
available to promote brain health as we get older.

Facilitated by Jill Simpson, Seniors’ Fitness and Healthy Aging Specialist

September 26 2022 from 6:30-8pm on Zoom.

Registration required.

Register online, or email Tariq at [email protected]

 

Stress-Bustin’ Lunch n’ Learns – Virtual Spa Series

Stressed? Difficult to unwind or on the edge of
burnout? Learn to more fully harness your mind
and body’s wisdom to deepen a sense of daily
calm. Each lunch “break” we’ll explore strategies
to help calm our nervous systems, improve habits,
and recharge.

Session 1: Tuesday, September 20

Ease Body Tension &
Calm with Breathing: learn strategies to ease physical tension and harness the power of the breath to calm the nervous system.

Session 2: Tuesday, October 4

Activities to Find Your
Chill-Zone: explore what unique activities calm
and energize you including with evidence-based
ways to complete your stress cycle. Bernadette
Vanspall, WCHC physiotherapist, will be co-leading
this session.

Session 3. Tuesday, October 18

“Mind Spa”: become more
familiar with your thinking patterns and learn ways
to “make stress your friend” and respond more
skillfully to unhelpful and negative beliefs

Session 4. Tuesday, November 1

Soothe with Self-Compassion & Visualization: explore ways to enhance
a greater sense of care and nurturing for yourself
plus try strategies that draw upon imagery

Join us for one, several, or all sessions in this 4-part series.

Sessions take place Sept 20, Oct 4, Oct 18 and Nov 1, 2022 on zoom from 12:00-12:45pm.

Registration is required. Register online or email Tariq at [email protected]

 

Caring for the Caregiver

Have you ever heard ‘you can’t pour from an empty cup’? Caregivers do
so much, and play a number of very important roles in the lives of those
who they provide care for. It is important to look after the caregiver
as well. In this session, we will explore useful ways in which caregivers
themselves can find support tailored to their needs, and will discuss
local resources available to support caregivers who do so much for
others in their lives.

Facilitated by Linda Flemming, Client and Caregiver Engagement
Specialist, Community Support Connections

September 20, 2022 from 6:30-8pm on zoom

Registration is required.

Register online or email Tariq at [email protected]

 

Plant Based Dieting

Are you curious about plant based eating and how you can incorporate more of this into your daily routine? Are you hoping to learn useful strategies you can apply in your own life to practice more healthful eating? Within this session, we will explore what plant based eating really means. As a hint, it does not necessarily mean being a vegetarian or vegan! Differences between plant based eating and more traditional styles of eating will be reviewed, and local resources for support will be shared as part of this presentation. 

 

Facilitated by Amy Sonnenberg, Registered Holistic Nutritionist

September 13, 2022 from 2-3:30pm via Zoom

Mobile Phone & Tablet Loan and Training Program

Introducing WCHC’s Mobile Phone & Tablet Loan and Training Program!

Through this program, you can borrow a mobile phone with data or a tablet and receive 1:1 support when you need it, all for free! Learn to use technology so you can connect with loved ones and participate in virtual health programs/services.  

Interested? For more information, call: 226-507-4318 or email [email protected]

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Daily Dose of Music

Did you know that music has been used as medicine since the Ancient World?

Even Pythagoras said music was a tool for healing and health!

Are you someone who enjoys putting on or playing music? Do you ever notice how it may impact your mood or energy levels? Music is a powerful tool that engages our mind, body, and spirit.

Join us on Zoom Friday September 9, 2022 from 12-1pm, to explore the how music, health, and wellness collide, and to look at practical ways on how to incorporate music into your everyday healthy life!

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Registration is required.
E-mail Tariq at [email protected] or call 519-664-3794.