Several area groups are hosting a variety of educational sessions this month to help older adults to live independently longer.
November is Fall Prevention Month but the Stay On Your Feet Coalition says living independently longer is not only about reducing falls.
“Being physically active, eating well, taking care of your sexual health, managing medications and medical appointments, and even knowing how to protect yourself from online or phone scams, help to us live healthier independent lives for longer,” states a release.
After an eating well session last week, three more presentations are taking place this month:
- Navigating Health Care presented by Home and Community Care Support Services North East and Nipissing Wellness Ontario Health Team on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at The Village at Canadore College (100 College Dr., North Bay). – Presentation in English
- Physical Activity for Older Adults: Benefits, Guidelines, Tips and Tricks presented by the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Mary Street Centre (24 Mary St, Parry Sound). – Presentation in English
- Sexual Health and Older Adults presented by West Nipissing Community Health Centre on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at West Nipissing Community Health Centre (68 Michaud St., Sturgeon Falls). – Presentation in French
For the complete schedule or to register for in-person or virtual sessions, visit myhealthunit.ca/SeniorsEvents.
Fall prevention month activities are a partnership between the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit, Stay on Your Feet, The Village at Canadore College and West Parry Sound Campus, CareLink Advantage and Helpline, Nipissing Wellness Ontario Health Team and West Nipissing Community Health Centre.