March 29

Cyber security: Assessing and protecting your online security

Presenter

  • Seva Lynov, Okanagan Regional Library Technical Assistant

Spinal Arthritis

Presenters

Abstract
Learn what is actually happening inside your body when spinal arthritis strikes!

StandUpToBackPain.ca/TakeTheTest

March 26

Wise and well: Mental fitness

Presenter

  • Aaryn Secker, MEd, Community Education Facilitator
    Canadian Mental Health Association, Kelowna & District Branch

Abstract
We all have ideas about what it means to be physically fit, but what about mentally fit? What does mentally fit mean, why is it important, and how to maintain mental fitness as we age was discussed.​

March 22

Transitions in care: Improving the outcome

Presenter

  • Rachel Lewis, RN BSN, MScN (c)
    Sun Pointe Village Administrator, Baptist Housing

Abstract
Integrated health care within residential care can improve quality of life and help reduce the need for hospital care.

March 21
W Kelowna

March 14
Kelowna

Estate planning essentials: What you need to know

Panelists

  • Allister Jones, Estate Planning Specialist, Interior Savings Credit Union
  • Jada Styre, Chartered Professional Accountant, MNP LLP
  • Dylan Switzer, Managing Partner, FH&P Lawyers LLP

Moderator

  • Rod Rieu, Assistant Vice President, Wealth and Relationship Services, Interior Savings Credit Union

Abstract
Estate planning may seem like something only millionaires do, but the truth is, everyone needs and estate plan, no matter how much money you have.  Learn how you can avoid the common pitfalls and how to maximize the benefits of planning your estate.

Exercising control over arthritis

Presenter

  • Lynnea Westlind, Coordinator, Community Engagement, Arthritis Society, Interior Region

Abstract
Knowledge is Power!!​
Motion is Lotion
It may be cheeky, but it’s true – staying physically active is a vital part of managing arthritis and the maintenance of joint mobility, muscle strength, and cardiovascular health. Learn about the benefits of staying active, and some options to keep you moving!

March 19

Use it or lose it: Three steps to maintain your mobility
Balance • Strength • Flexibility

Facilitated by:
Exercise is Medicine Club
School of Health and Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

March 21
Oliver

March 20
Kelowna

March 19
Kamloops

 

Alzheimer’s in the 21st Century

Abstract
2017 may have marked the middle of a turning point in dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. Not so much by the arrival of dramatic new treatments – that is still likely to take a few years – but instead by continuing to encourage all of us to take steps to reduce our risk of the disease. There are hints that such steps might already be having an effect.

In this talk, Jay Ingram, will answer the three questions that everyone has about Alzheimer’s disease:
Will I get it?
What can I do to reduce my chances of getting it?
If I do get it, what happens then?

Presenter
Jay Ingram

A Canadian science writer/ broadcaster, Jay has hosted two national science programs in Canada: Quirks and Quarks, CBC Radio; and Daily Planet, Discovery Channel Canada.

March 16

Co-housing: Intentional communities that address aging in place, social isolation, and affordable housing challenges

Presenter

  • Gord Lovegrove, PhD, Associate Professor
    School of Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, UBC Okanagan

March 15

Indigenous Mental Wellness Project

Abstract
Watch new videos and hear the findings of a project focusing on mental wellness in urban Indigenous older adults with Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society (KFS); Kaela Schill, University of Calgary; and Nelly Oelke, School of Nursing, UBC Okanagan

Walk, Talk and Listen – a program for older adults with hearing loss:
Does it work?

Presenters

  • Charlotte Jones, PhD, Associate Professor, Southern Medical Program, Faculty of Medicine, UBC Okanagan
  • Marie MacRae, Patient Perspective

The Patient Engagement in Research (PEiR) project: Interior Health

Presenters

  • Karin Maiwald, PhD
    Regional Practice Lead, Research and Knowledge Translation, Interior Health
  • Marilyn Parker, Patient Perspective

Abstract
Does Interior Health integrate patient’s perceptions and the patients’ experiences in health research? and how.​

**please note:  in webinar presentation, the PEiR Committe was formed in 2016, not 2006, as mentioned.

Managing chronic pain

Presenter

  • Lynnea Westlind, Coordinator, Community Engagement, Arthritis Society, Interior Region

Abstract
Knowledge is Power!!​
Learn how to take an active role in managing your own chronic pain! Join us as we teach you about pain management and its treatments, and let us help you explore different methods for coping with pain that help to put YOU in the driver’s seat.

Exercise for advanced cancer patients: Truths, myths and logistics

Presenter

  • Nicole Culos-Reed, PhD, Professor
    Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary

Abstract
In this presentation, hear about the latest evidence for exercise in advanced (Stages III/IV) cancer and issues around moving from evidence to practice.

Beyond kale: Reuniting your head and heart for health and wellness

Presenter

  • Shyloe Fayad, BEd, CTLC

Abstract
Start here. Start now.
Shyloe is a motivational speaker and transformation coach specializing in overcoming anxiety, depression and health issues by working with the mind body connection. Always stretching outside her comfort zone, she unabashedly shares her personal journey as a tool to inspire and uplift others.

Visit Shyloe’s blog here and Radical Wondering Collective on Facebook

March 10

Bits and Bytes – Technology fair for seniors

Facilitated by:
Okanagan Regional Library

Abstract
The engaging stations the library now has will let yo play with robots and games while learning the basics of computer coding. Make sense of algorithms and circuitry with hands-on activities; explore your creative side through blogging, green screen photography, and much more.

March 8

Cafe Scientifique

Sleepless nights? The science behind better sleep for healthy aging

Experts

  • Dr. Wayne Lai, Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UBC Vancouver;
    Director, KGH Sleep Lab, Kelowna
  • Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, UBC Vancouver;
    Canada Research Chair, Physical Activity, Mobility, and Cognitive Health
  • Dr. Glen Foster, Assistant Professor, School of health and Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Development
  • Dr. Wendy Richardson, Patient Perspective;
    Family Physician; CPAP User

Moderator

  • Chris Walker, Host, CBC Daybreak

Abstract
About one-third of older adults report sleeping fewer hours per night than recommended for optimal physical and mental health. Do those sleepless nights have an effect on health? Hear about the latest research on the health effects of sleep and what we should be doing for a good night’s sleep.

March 7
Kelowna

March 5
W Kelowna

Scam protection: Knowledge is power

Presenter

  • Paula Naka, Manager, Risk Management
    Interior Savings Credit Union

Abstract
Paula has lead ISCU Risk Management team for seven years and works closely with the RCMP and colleagues across the country to help reduce fraud.
Paula’s favourite resource is the The Little Black Book of Scams

Understanding arthritis

Presenter

  • Lynnea Westlind, Coordinator, Community Engagement, Arthritis Society, Interior Region

Abstract
Knowledge is Power!!​
Find out what is really happening in your body when we talk about arthritis. What you learn will help you become a better self-manager with important information on how pain management, medications, exercise and complementary therapies can help make life easier.

March 6

iGen by happipad: Inter-generational living opportunities
to connect students and seniors

Presenters

  • Kenneth Chau, PhD, Associate Professor
    School of Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, UBC Okanagan;
    Co-founder of happipad
  • Cailan Libby
    Co-founder of happipad

Abstract
iGen by happipad is a new service that provide inter-generational living opportunities to student and senior residents in Kelowna.  Inter-generational living is a housing model that allows students to live in the homes of seniors for below-market rent, in exchange for daily assistance with household chores. This housing model has gained popularity in Europe as a method to create affordable housing and to provide social benefits for youths and seniors. This service will be provided by happipad, a Kelowna-based company whose mission is to provide new solutions and technology to improve the experience of housing and to build better communities.

happipad is now seeking senior homeowners above the age of 55 and UBC Okanagan students to participate in the project 

March 5

Savvy Seniors: New communication technologies and you

Facilitated by:
the Community Service Learning Program, UBC Okanagan students

March 1

MyHealthPortal – Electronic health records and you

Presenter

  • Levi Weir, Interior Health

Abstract
MyHealthPortal provides patients with 24 hour access to their health information via their phone, tablet or computer, through a secure portal from the Interior Health website. Features include the ability to view Interior health lab results, diagnostic imaging reports (such as X-ray, CT and ultrasound), certain upcoming appointments, recent hospital visit history and the opportunity to update address and phone number information.​