Free Workshops in Cantonese

We’re presenting a series of free workshops in Cantonese via Zoom. Each session will be presented by a trained facilitator who is fluent in Cantonese. Topics in this series are “Age Well, Live Well with Safe Medication Use”, “Falls Prevention”, “Frauds and Scams” and “Mental Health and Seniors”. Click here for more information and to register.

Personal Planning Workshops

We’re presenting our complete series of Personal Planning workshops via Zoom. It is your information guide to start and/or complete the planning and documentation for your future personal, medical, and legal needs. It will answer many of your questions and help you prepare and put documents in place, so your loved ones have clear and specific guidelines to follow. The Personal Planning Series includes the following topics. We highly recommend attending all six sessions to get as complete a picture …

Start Booking Now for Fall Workshops We’re now accepting requests for both online (via Zoom) and in-person workshops scheduled for and after September 7th, 2021. Click here for more information.

How’s Your Balance?

DID YOU KNOW: Balance can be affected by a wide range of underlying factors including medication, ear infections, low or high blood pressure, poor circulation and nerve damage in the lower legs. Balance is all about staying upright and in control of your body. Falls as we get older increase in frequency and are the leading cause of injury in seniors and one of the top causes of death. Here are some helpful tools from Active Aging Canada to regain, …

How’s Your Brain ?

How’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 …

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 …

Staying safe and well in 2021

So, the vaccines have arrived, but it is clear that even as seniors we shall have quite a wait yet to get the vaccine. Afterward, we are not immune, and since our family members of the younger generation have to wait even longer, nothing much will change for a while yet. Big sigh! So, in the meantime, how do we manage to stay safe and well and not get too stir crazy? McMaster University’s Optimal Aging Portal has some ideas …

Happy New Year!

We’re here to take your requests for online workshops and our facilitators are ready and eager to present to your seniors’ groups. Please check the WORKSHOPS link above for our workshop catalogue and to request a workshop. All the best for 2021 from everyone at Seniors’ Health & Wellness Institute (COSCO).