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Talks & Workshops Jan 27 & Mar 3

Falls Prevention Mobile Clinic A multi-disciplinary approach to the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries. Participants will have the opportunity to sit one-on-one with various health professionals for 20-minute sessions, including a pharmacist, nurse, kinesiologist, and physiotherapist. Various aspects of the participant's fall risk status will be assessed and interventions will be discussed. To register call 604-587-7866. F Jan 27 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. FREE F Mar 3 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. FREE

Jan 27, Feb 21 & Mar 20

HEROS Personal, Family, & Community Preparedness Learn about typical earthquake damage and hazards, and how to protect yourself inside and outside of your home. Details regarding emergency supplies, family communication, and community preparedness will be discussed. A door prize will be given out during this course.

Feb 1

Seminar: Blood Pressure & Heart Health

Feb 15

Skin Conditions

Learn about blood pressure (BP) and heart health. Discover what BP numbers mean, and the health consequences of high blood pressure, which left untreated can damage and weaken arteries. Find out what you can do to manage your blood pressure and to stay healthy. Presented by Jeff Kim, Pharmacist from Save-on-Foods, Austin Station. 584555 W Feb 1 1 – 3 p.m. FREE

Feb 2

Senior Sexuality This workshop explores the myths surrounding senior sexuality and provides factual information about the maintenance of intimate relationships as we age. Information about health concerns is included. Presented by Council of Senior Citizens Organization of BC, Senior's Health and Wellness Institute. Delivered by a trained senior volunteer. 583968 Th Feb 2 1 – 3 p.m. FREE

Four major skin problems are discussed: cancer, shingles, nails fungus, and pressure sores. Pictures illustrate potential warning signs. The importance of early diagnosis is emphasized. Presented by COSCO Seniors' Health and Wellness Institute. 585657 W Feb 15 10 – 11:30 a.m. FREE

Feb 16

Identify Theft & Fraud Prevention Learn how thieves steal and use your personal information, tips to keep your financial and personal information safe, and what to do if you are the victim of fraud or identity theft. Presented by Vancity, North Road Community Branch. 583705 Th Feb 16 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. FREE

Feb 8 585705 F Jan 27 585654 Tu Feb 21 585656 M

Mar 20

10 – 11:30 a.m. 6:45 – 8:45 p.m. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

FREE FREE FREE

Jan 31

Financial Strategies for Disabled Loved Ones More and more Canadians are either with some form of disability or are caring for someone with disability. If you support a disabled loved one, do you ask yourself these questions: • Where do I begin to save for the future? • Will anything I do impact my loved one's social assistance benefits? • Are there tax benefits or government programs available? • If something happens to me, how can I ensure my loved one is cared for? Presented by Mary Ong, Investors Group 584826 Tu Jan 31 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. FREE

Navigating the Health Care System Review the many available medical services and what you can expect from them. Effective communication between the patient and the health care provider is emphasized. Presented by Council Of Senior Citizens Organization of BC, Senior's Health and Wellness Institute. Delivered by a trained senior volunteer. 583969 W Feb 8 1 – 3 p.m. FREE

Feb 9

Reducing Pain & Inflammation Without Medication or Surgery Learn about alternative ways to reduce pain and inflammation without medication or surgery route, and avoid the side effects. Develop a clearer understanding of how the body works and discover some natural ways to manage inflammation, degeneration, and pain in your body. Presented by Jon Ley, chartered ferbalist, certified detoxification specialist, and life coach. 584807 Th Feb 9 7 – 9 p.m. FREE

Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

Feb 21

Garden Club: Pruning Guest speaker will talk on the basics of pruning. At print speaker still to be confirmed. Meet in the Centennial Room. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Margaret Manery 604-931-3433. Tu Feb 21 7 p.m. FREE

Feb 21 & Feb 27

Financial Literacy Presentations: Protecting Your Income & Assets Understand general concepts of various insurances such as group, mortgage, whole life, universal life, and term insurance. Finding the right one for you. Presented by Geraldine Zaharko & Joanne Yao, Primerica Financial Services. 584861 Tu Feb 21 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. FREE 584862 M Feb 27 7 – 8:30 p.m. FREE

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