Flourishing As We Age EVENT IS FULL
with Paula Pasquali
Wednesday February 20 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
North Light Innovation Bldg - 2180 2nd Avenue (Where the old SuperValue was)
(Note: Due to low registration from rural communities, this workshop has been moved to Whitehorse.)
Discover the science and practice of positive mental health, and its impact on health, longevity and quality of life. Using a framework throughout the day, gain an understanding of the factors that promote flourishing. Take advantage of the opportunity to practise and apply hands-on, everyday ways to maintain or improve your own mental health and the mental health of people in your lives.
Engage in a discussion concerning if and how aging is even a benefit when it comes to mental well-being! Join us for the day - be prepared to learn, laugh and push (gently) against your comfort zone.
Snacks provided. Please bring a bag lunch.
Minimum: 15 Maximum: 25
Please register by Feb 15
No walk-ins for this event, sorry.
Two Events in One:
Monday, October 1, 2018 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Golden Age Complex - 4061 4th Avenue
1. Travel Tips
with Karin Wattereus
Thinking about taking a trip but not sure where to start? Explore different travel styles, be it cruises, all inclusive vacations, or self guided tours and find the best fit for you. Be savvy with safety – Karin helps you navigate what kind of insurance to buy, provides tips on travelling with medication, documentation to leave behind, and much more.
2. Silver Nomad - Travels with a Camera
with Janet Webster
Have you ever dreamed of packing a bag and hopping on a plane to some exotic destination? Too old? Too tired? Not enough moolah? There is a big world out there waiting to be discovered – at any age. I started my ‘serious’ travel at 53 and am still at it 21 years later. Come and see how I did it and where I went.
Karin Waterreus has been a travel consultant for over 30 years. Her passion lies in helping people experience the wonderful cultures and history of our world.
Adventure travel is a particular favourite of hers and planning it for others is deeply satisfying.
Formerly a teacher and educational psychologist, Janet Webster has enjoyed spending the last 20 years travelling the world every winter. She is a seasoned traveller in Southeast Asia, has ventured to Patagonia, Nepal, and many other countries. With camera in hand, Janet (the Silver Nomad) has documented her travels by creating a website and blog, and one day, when she settles down, plans to turn her experiences into a memoir.
Advanced Care Planning and Palliative Care
with Krysal Feres, Jayla Rousseau and Rachel McRorie
Tuesday October 30, 2018 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hellaby Hall - corner of 4th Ave and Elliott St.
Advanced Care Planning applies to everyone and begins with a conversation involving those whom you are close to. Consider asking, what sorts of things would be important to you if you were living with a life limiting illness? What do you value in your own life? The team provides an overview of Yukon specific Advanced Care Planning and invites engaging questions and discussion.
The Yukon Palliative Care Resources Team is one part of a collaborative system of care providers offering specific services to people who have life-limiting illnesses. Discover what a palliative care approach is, as well as services and supports that are available to you here in the Yukon.
Clinical Resource Social Worker - Jayla Rousseau-Thomas BSW. Born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, Jayla is a passionate northern Social Worker. She has worked with a wide range of population groups but is especially passionate about working with palliative clients, caregivers, and health care workers to ensure all Yukoners have access to high-quality end of life care best suited to the individual’s needs.
Clinical Resource Registered Nurse – Krystal Feres, RN BScN (Hons)
As a Registered Nurse since 2005, Krystal’s experience is diverse including working in rural Yukon nursing stations, acute care, palliative care and as an educator with a mentoring approach. She believes in delivering high quality holistic palliative care, caring for the whole person, centred around the client's values.
Education Coordinator /Community Liaison – Rachel McRorie, BPHE, MSc.(OT) Rachel grew up and completed her education in Ontario and has worked in northern Canada for the past 9 years. Rachel’s interests focus on rural/remote community health/wellness and capacity.
Vision and Oral Health: Concerns, Prevention and Treatment Options
with Dr. Fraser Gray and Dasom Lucia Gray
Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Whitehorse United Church - 601 Main St.
Looking to keep your eyesight sharp and flash those pearly teeth? Join Dr. Fraser Gray and Lucia Gray as they share their respective knowledge and expertise in vision and oral health.
Vision: Learn how to minimize vision deterioration, as we get older. Explore three common, age-related conditions for vision: cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, along with helpful prevention strategies.
Oral Health: Many people are not aware of the importance of oral health and the implications on one’s overall health. Lucia shares some interesting facts, along with various side-effects of taking medication regularly, and daily oral-care routines and techniques.
Born and raised in Whitehorse, Dr. Fraser Gray studied optometry in Chicago and returned home to become part of the team at Northern Lights Optometry in 2016. In his free time, he loves to do anything outdoors.
Dasom Lucia Gray, (RDH. Bsc.) began with a physiology and developmental biology degree from the University of Alberta, then switched careers and studied dental hygiene. Lucia has been practicing as a registered dental hygienist for 3 years and has a passion for helping people in her community to understand the tight connection that oral health has with one's overall health.
EVENT IS FULL - THANKS FOR
You Are What You Eat - The Building Blocks for a Healthy Lifestyle
with Adria Collins and Tina Busetto
Wednesday November 21, 2018 from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
North of Ordinary Experience Centre - #200 - 4201 4th Ave. (Old Canadian Tire building)
Food…there’s so much to know! Join us on a local grocery store tour and explore perimeter shopping, learn how to make healthy food choices and navigate the nutrition label; what do those numbers tell you? Discover what’s behind food marketing and nutrition claims. Following the tour, retire to a nice café across the street for a hot beverage and continue our discussion on healthy eating. Discover how to maximize your nutrition within an affordable budget.
Delicious snacks included.
Note: The grocery store tour is one hour. If you have any mobility issues or concerns, please contact Mia at 334-1286 or at email@example.com
Maximum: EVENT IS FULL - NO WALK INS PLEASE
Tina Busetto is a Registered Dietitian who has worked in several rural and remote communities in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, and most recently as a Primary Care Dietitian in Kelowna, BC. Tina has just joined the Yukon Government’s Health Promotion Unit and in her spare time, enjoys exploring Whitehorse’s surrounding area.
Adria Collins is with Yukon Government’s Health Promotion Unit, having worked in the areas of tobacco cessation, sexual health and nutrition for several years. She works to help people build knowledge, skills and confidence to take charge of their health and also to create opportunities and reduce barriers within Yukon communities.
Energy Savings - The How To
with a Yukon Energy representative and Sean MacKinnon from Energy Solutions Centre
Wednesday December 5, 2018 from 7 pm - 9 pm Hellaby Hall - corner of 4th Ave and Elliot St.
We all know that conserving energy is good for the environment. But it's good for you too...in real, everyday ways. Join a representative from Yukon Energy to learn a few simple tips that can reduce your environmental footprint, generate some savings, and make your life more comfortable. Sean MacKinnon of the Energy Solutions Centre discusses various energy and building science issues, including heating your home. Don’t go home empty handed – we’ll have a few goodies for you!
Sean MacKinnon is a Senior Energy Advisor with the Yukon Government's Energy Branch where his focus is on renewable energy projects. He is an Electrical Engineering Technologist with a deep passion for the environment and an adventurous spirit. You can find him at the Energy Branch or out hiking, climbing, skiing and cycling – these days with his two young kids.
Staying Fit on Your Feet: Fall prevention for the active senior
with Alex Jegier
Thursday January 10, 2019 from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Whitehorse United Church - 601 Main St.
Fact: Over one in three seniors will fall this year. Did you know that falls continue to be the leading cause of injury-related hospitalization? Rather than becoming another statistic, learn how to integrate fall prevention strategies into your active lifestyle for an extended quality of life. Join Athletic Therapist Alex Jegier as he combines the latest research with creative ways to ‘Stay Fit on Your Feet’ in your day-to-day life.
Alex Jegier, BSc., CAT(c) began his health and fitness journey as a lifeguard and aquatic fitness instructor, which propelled him into a concurrent Kinesiology and Health Science degree and Athletic Therapy Certificate at York University. He moved to Whitehorse for a 6-month term at Macaulay Lodge as part of the Therapies team and two terms later, Alex knew that Whitehorse was the place for him. Alex is the co-owner of EverThrive, a mobile patient-centred injury prevention and rehabilitation clinic.
Computers Online - Securely . DATE CHANGE
with Ted Ackerman and RCMP Constable Hoogland
We have moved the date from Wed Jan 30 to
Thursday January 31 from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Association franco-yukkonaise 302 Strickland St.
With all the wonderful technology we have today, it unfortunately comes with security risks - scams,
identity theft, and phishing, to name a few. Learn about the most current scams from RCMP Constable Hoogland, then discuss staying safe online with Ted. Explore the Cloud storage, privacy versus security, emails, banking, shopping and paying bills…and that’s not all! Questions are welcome. Note: this is a lecture style session.
Ted Ackerman has been on-line since the 80's as a career computer professional. Recently Ted has been doing a variety of technical and research projects as well as teaching computer courses for Yukon College. The rest of the time he is surfing the web, stomping around in the bush, or cooking up a nice dinner; you'll enjoy his balanced and practical nature.
RCMP Constable Hoogland has 19 years experience as an RCMP Constable with postings in Watson Lake, Old Crow, and different units within the Whitehorse Detachment including working on the Kwanlin Dun First Nation First Nation Policing Unit. He is currently
the RCMP Indigenous Relations Services, the RCMP liaison for Yukon's first nations communities, and a Youth Liaison Officer.