On Thursday, January 25th from 12-1pm EST, speakers Bill Morris, Karen Milligan and Jerilyn Dressler will explore how 211 is increasingly being leveraged by a wide range of stakeholders to effectively address poverty. Click here to register.

Thursday, January 11th from 12-1pm, Dr. Andrea Iaboni will list dementia-related falls risk factors, describe evidence-based falls prevention approaches in the advanced stage of dementia and an approach to person-centred falls management and palliative care in advanced dementia. This presentation will be available via webcast at http://webcast.otn.ca.

On Thursday January 25th from 12-1pm EST, presenter Marcia Sokolowski will help attendees identify the major benefits and challenges of advance directives, recognize staff moral distress, how to respond supportively and to identify the relevant ethical issues and principles and where conflict exists between them.  This presentation is available via webcast at http://webcast.otn.ca

On Tuesday, January 16th from 12-1pm EST, Dr. Theodore D Cosco will discuss his experiences with longitudinal research over his career, some of the advantages of longitudinal research, notable longitudinal studies, and his ongoing work on resilience and healthy ageing.  Dr. Cosco will discuss how and why longitudinal studies provide a unique richness and depth of information in the investigation of the ageing process, touching on some of the relative advantages on extant ageing studies, notably the Cognitive Function and Ageing Study, the National Survey of Health and Development, and the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. Dr. Cosco will also touch upon some of his ongoing research examining biopsychosocial trajectories of ageing, particularly with respect to the methodological approaches and practical applications of these concepts. Register 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 January, 25th 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 January 22nd 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

Your invited to the Alzheimer Society's Holiday Open House on Tuesday, December 5th from 1-4pm at 400 Elliott Ave. Unit 4, Kingston.  Snacks, refreshments, music, fun and friends. All are welcome! Call 613-544-3078 or 1-800-266-7516 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

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