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.

  • How’s Your Brain ?

    Functional foods for brain health go mainstreamHow’s Your Brain?

    “Use it or lose it” has long been the call of those who want to stay physically strong and fit. This old adage is equally true of having a healthy brain.

    Today more and more research is looking at ways to stave off brain deterioration due to disease or simply atrophy from lack of ‘exercise’.

    The following links walk you through ideas and suggestions for promoting brain health. Have fun learning [exercising your brain] and considering how well you stack up in relation to the ideas presented.

    Note that the first link, from the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal, is slow to load the program. Be patient. It will be worth the play time that awaits.

    How to Promote Brain Health – interactive ‘lessons’

    6 Pillars of Brain Health [article]

    BC Brain Wellness Program [ free programs, including a range of topics from brain wellness book clubs to gardening and nutrition]

    Also check out the many other resources on their website