Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Opening doors for accessibility / Assistive Technology Giveaway

Opening Doors for Accessibility: Aging at home

November 17, 2017
Ruby Foo's Hotel, 7655 Decarie
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
This event is free, includes a free lunch, 
and parking on site is free
RSVP is a must to Emily: ezimmermann@marchofdimes.ca

This year's Opening Doors for Accessibility will enlighten on the board topic of "Aging at home". It's a great opportunity to learn and network. This seminar will be helpful for seniors, those caring for seniors, those interested in learning what is available in our community, professionals (social workers, therapists of all kinds, administrators), etc.

We have an amazing roster of experienced and talented speakers. After introductory remarks by Mount Royal MP Anthony Housefather, we'll delve into a variety of topics:

The Journey from aging well to loss of autonomy: What your CIUSSS can do for you
Presented by Joanne Besner, Program Manager,
Support Program for the Autonomy Of Seniors (SAPA)

The importance of recreation and leisure 
in optimal aging
Presented by Erica Botner, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist at the Cummings Centre for Seniors

Introducing the new Caregiver Network "Huddol"
Mark Stolow, President and CEO of Huddol, describes Huddol as the largest online learning network in Canada in support of family caregivers. He will share his perspective on the individual, social, and system challenges facing family caregivers, and share a new innovative breakthrough in how we can solve these challenges together. Care better, together!

Resilience through balance, ownership, and positivity
Presented by Jay Jones-DoyleCo-Founder, Legal Lighthouse, President, Confidence Driven Coaching, President, BioBalance Inc, VP Finance and Strategy, Myko Social Score Platform.

Laughter for the health of it
Interactive presentation with Wendy Singer, Laughter Yoga Leader, Managing Editor, Inspirations News

Adapted physical activity for seniors post-stroke
Presented by Maria Fragapane, Co-program manager, The Wellness Centre at the Cummings Centre for Seniors

Stroke recovery​ and MODC accessible services
Presented by Donna Mackay, Associate Director, Community Engagement and Integrated Services, March of Dimes Canada

Wheelchair clinic​

* Every attendee will receive a certificate of attendance. 

** Event will include lunch and networking opportunities.  

For more information, visit The March of Dimes website here.


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