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.

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

Join Sharon Lewis, Education and Support Coordinator with the Alzheimer Society of KFL&A on Dec 6th from 1-3pm at the Airheart Conference Room at Lennox & Addington County General Hospital to discuss the joys and challenges of supporting someone living with dementia.  Bring your questions!  Please RSVP 613-354-3301 ext 203 or kim@landahospice.ca

In collaboration with the Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat, Elder Abuse Ontario and Western University invite you to be part of a provincial initiative to engage our citizens in challenging social norms and encouraging bystander interventions in support of at-risk seniors.

To protect your older adult, we explain how to spot warning signs of elder abuse across the 6 types of abuse. Even if your older adult doesn’t recognize what’s happening or can’t speak for themselves, you’ll know when something suspicious is going on. We also share recommendations on organizations you can contact for help.

Odd or frustrating behaviors around clean clothes, bathing, oral care, hairstyling, and shaving seldom come "out of nowhere." Usually there's a trigger, and ways to work around it. Topics include wearing dirty clothes, forgetting to bath, and trouble grooming. 

The winter holiday season (and the colder months which accompany it) can intensify feelings of sadness which aging seniors often experience. Most often it is not the holiday itself that cause these types of emotions among the elderly, rather the fact that the holidays tend to bring memories of earlier, perhaps happier times.

Monday December 4th from 12-2pm ET join Alfred Spencer as he discusses ideas and tools to move towards a culture of accessibility. Register here.

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