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Public Education Sessions

Date: 2009-10-13    [Revised: 2009-11-06]

Sessions Now Closed!

In celebration of 125 years of care in the community, St. Joseph's Care Group is offering free educational events to the public in late October and early November 2009. Please join us for informative sessions on current health topics, stimulating conversation and free refreshments.

For further information, please contact:
Brook Latimer, Public Education Coordinator 807.346.5226 or

Café Scientifique - In the Driver's Seat: Supporting the Mobility Needs of Older Adults

Monday, October 26, 2009 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Current River Community Centre - 450 Dewe Avenue

Transportation is key to helping older adults remain active in the community and live in their own homes. However, we know that as people age, driving a car can become challenging. We need to find ways to support the mobility needs of older adults and ensure that our community is "age friendly". Have a coffee and join in a lively discussion about these issues with local, national and international experts.

'It's Not About Food': Recovery from an Eating Disorder

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Sister Margaret Smith Centre - 310 Lillie Street North

The youth advisory group to the Eating Disorder Program at St. Joseph's Care Group invites youth, parents and teachers to a short presentation about living with and recovering from an eating disorder. Questions like "What is actually going on? How can I help? Does it ever go away?" will be answered. Body image, self-esteem and the media will also be explored.

"A Day in the Life..." - Experience the Journey of Neurology Rehabilitation

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 from 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Neurology Day Program - Area C - Main Floor
St. Joseph's Hospital - 35 Algoma Street North

Step into the shoes of someone who struggles with a neurological disorder. Join the treatment team for an informative and interactive experience as we take you through some of the exercises, education and therapy designed to rehabilitate clients.

Living Well with Diabetes: Prevention, Risk Factors and Management

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 2:00pm & 6:30pm (2 Sessions)
Georgian Room - St. Joseph's Heritage - 63 Carrie Street

This session will take you through the risk factors for diabetes and discuss ways to decrease your risk of diabetes with reasonable changes in lifestyle. If you don't have diabetes, it's never too late to make changes in your life that will make a difference.

Coping with Change in the Workplace: Promoting Personal Happiness

Thursday, November 5, 2009 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Sister Margaret Smith Centre - 301 Lillie Street North

It can be difficult to manage feelings of stress, anger and depression at work during these difficult economic times. Job cuts, downsizing, and restructuring are becoming part of the vocabulary in many workplaces. Find out how you can adapt to the changes and build your resiliency to promote a healthy work/life balance.

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