Seniors Helping Seniors – Free Workshops
The Seniors’ Health & Wellness Institute (COSCO) provides free workshops to seniors’ groups. We currently have more than 40 workshops available for presentation by trained facilitators. Our workshops are developed by consulting with experts in their fields to ensure all information is up-to-date and accurate. These sessions which provide practical information but are not intended to provide specific legal, medical or financial advice.
Where possible, we offer workshops for non-English speaking seniors. Many of our workshop handouts are available in Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and Punjabi. We thank the Community Office of MLA Michael Lee for their support in providing Chinese translations for many of our workshop handouts.
All workshop information is presented by a facilitator using a PowerPoint presentation. Each participant is provided with a handout of key points and they are encouraged to use this new information to help modify their behaviours to increase their chances of staying safe and well.
- Keeping Us Safe
Seniors’ Health & Wellness wants you to be Safe, not Sorry!
At the beginning of the pandemic, Seniors’ Health and Wellness opted to immediately stop face-to-face presentations to not only safeguard our volunteer facilitators but to safeguard the seniors we serve.
We have been presenting workshops virtually since the summer of 2020 and the number of workshops given online has been slowly increasing. The host organizations we work with have understood the need for caution.
With the imminent arrival of vaccines. we have all been longing to get back to face-to-face presentations. We have had some of our host organizations asking us if we would start offering face-to-face workshops. They have set up COVID-rule compliant ‘studios’ and want us to present in person.
After much discussion Seniors’ Health and Wellness chooses to err on the side of caution and continue to present virtually by zoom. We will revisit the decision in the fall when we know more from the Health Officers about the safety of face-to-face presentations.