Saturday, 21st November 2020

9:00 - 9:45 am
Remaining Connected and Engaged in Congregate Living

Shelby Johnson

Remaining Connected and Engaged in Congregate Living

This presentation outlines what congregate living is, amenities available and initiatives to help seniors remain connected and engaged with others.

Format: Zoom webinar
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10:00 - 10:20 am
Housing Options for Seniors

Theresa Goba

Housing Options for Seniors

Theresa will be providing Information about seniors housing options and system navigations. The target audience is 55 plus seniors, family members and caregivers.

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Webinar ID: 925 5714 5938
Passcode: 406832

 

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10:25 - 10:55 am
Happy Space Homesharing

Tony Mammone, P.Eng.

Happy Space Homesharing

Happy Space Homesharing consists of converting under utilized single family or townhomes homes into a multi-tenant home. The benefits include major reduction in living costs, social friendly interaction, healthy meal preparation and peace of mind. Note: There will be time for questions and answers following the presentation.

Format: Zoom webinar
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Webinar ID: 944 5317 8322
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11:00 - 11:45 am
Edmonton Transit Information Session

Vicki Gudelj

Edmonton Transit Information Session

If you are a transit user currently, if you haven’t been using transit during the pandemic, or are thinking about transitioning from driving to other ways of getting around, tune in to this session to learn about local public transit services offered by ETS, about taking transit during the pandemic, and what is on the horizon. We’ll cover what passengers need to do and keep in mind to stay healthy and the measures that in place to protect transit users and staff during COVID-10, about accessibility features, safety and security on transit, how to get transit route and schedule information, how to plan trips, about seniors fares, and will provide a brief overview of changes coming to the transit system in 2021.

Format: Zoom webinar
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Webinar ID: 990 3546 0322
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11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch Break

1:00 - 1:45 pm
Government of Alberta Benefits for Seniors

Laura Paradowski

Government of Alberta Benefits for Seniors

This information session will provide an overview of Alberta's seniors financial assistance programs including the Alberta Seniors Benefit Program, Special Needs Assistance for Seniors Program, Dental and Optical Assistance for Seniors Programs, Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program and the Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Program.

Format: Zoom webinar
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Webinar ID: 959 0931 7341
Passcode: 676921

 

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2:00 - 2:45 pm
Divine Spice

Yasmin Kapadia

Divine Spice

A journey of delicious herbs and spices with powerful health benefits from Indo Pak Asia. Yasmin is here to help you create magic in your kitchen with dishes that will inspire and nourish you and your loved ones. Together, let's discover the joys and benefits of food that will delight your senses, invigorate your mind, and touch your soul!

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Webinar ID: 915 7633 4501
Passcode: 393168

 

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3:00 - 3:45 pm
The Music of our Lives

John Lawrence

The Music of our Lives

This presentation will discuss the casual and clinical benefits of music and elements of music such as rhythm and ties to cultural identities. It will highlight several clinical applications of music as well as provide practical uses of music that can be used at-home, in the community.

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4:00 - 5:00 pm
A Time For Celebration

Catherine Smith

A Time For Celebration

This session, led by Sage Seniors Association, will bring together all attendees and presenters for a moment of celebration. From musical performances from seniors, to announcing the winners of our door prizes, this session will end the Virtual Seniors Forum in a way that reminds everyone of the strength, resiliency, and ability of seniors.

Musical Performers:
Catherine Smith
Carol and Jim Dearden
Margaret Roberts

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Meeting ID: 981 7850 2268
Passcode: 798200

 

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Previous Days

Wednesday, 18th November 2020

9:00 - 9:45 am
Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security Benefits

Tina Greyeyes

Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security Benefits

Session Description: This information session will provide you with general information on the CPP and the OAS. Information will be provided about the benefits that are available to seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic. This session will increase your awareness of the benefits that you may not know about that could help you or your family.

Format:
Zoom webinar

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Canada: 855 703 8985 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 972 6545 4536
Passcode: 168457

10:00 - 10:45 am
Mindful Hearts - An Approach to Dementia Care

Karen Hauber

Mindful Hearts - An Approach to Dementia Care

Mindful Hearts is an approach and model of care developed to support individuals who have dementia. The approach is proactive so regular application of the techniques reduces anxiety, frustration and agitation and both the individual and the care partner experience a more positive day. In this session, participants will review facts about dementia, function and ability changes and Mindful Hearts techniques to better support and engage with people who have dementia.
Format: Zoom webinar

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Webinar ID: 974 4977 5839
Passcode: 687988

11:00 - 11:45 am
Introducing Garden Loft: A New Housing Option for Alberta Seniors

Dr. John L. Brown, PhD

Introducing Garden Loft: A New Housing Option for Alberta Seniors

Garden Loft is a prefabricated backyard living unit with adaptive support systems that enable seniors and others with differing abilities to live independently within a family context. The units will be commercially available in spring 2021 and can be craned into the backyard of most single family lots. Garden Loft provides the necessary support to allow frail individuals to continue living in their own community close to family and friends for a longer time, with a higher quality of life, an increased feeling of independence and agency, and with less burden on family members and other caregivers. The presentation will be relevant to seniors who are unable to live in their current home but do not want to live in a lodge or care facility as well as families who are willing to provide informal support for their seniors but do not have appropriate living space in their homes.

Format: Zoom webinar
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Webinar ID: 990 3546 0322
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11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch Break

1:00 - 1:45 pm
Connecting for Community Care

Debra Jakubec

Connecting for Community Care

This session is focused on making connections for improved mental and physical health outcomes. This presentation will be relevant to seniors who would like to know more social capital and how to connect others where they live. Note: there will be fifteen minutes for interaction and a question and answer period as part of this presentation.

Format: Zoom webinar
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Webinar ID: 959 0931 7341
Passcode: 676921

2:00 - 2:45 pm
Managing Mental Health and Wellness During the Pandemic

Kristen Oliveros

Managing Mental Health and Wellness During the Pandemic

This is part one of a three-part series which looks at practical tips to help manage stress, mental health and well-being during Covid through the winter months.

Format: Zoom webinar
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Meeting ID: 926 3226 2121
Passcode: 978629

3:00 - 3:45 pm
Housing Cooperative for Seniors

Lynn Hannley

Housing Cooperative for Seniors

This workshop will include an overview of senior-focused cooperative housing options and explore the benefits of this form of tenure, examples of various projects, and a review of additional supports within a cooperative housing project.

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4:00 - 4:45 pm
My Health: Discussing Frailty

Anne Summach

My Health: Discussing Frailty

Frailty: what it is, and how to combat it to live a more vibrant life.

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Thursday, 19th November 2020

9:00 - 9:45 am
Hoarding Disorder and How You Can Help

Colleen Derksen

Hoarding Disorder and How You Can Help

This presentation will define Hoarding Behaviours and differentiate between Hoarding Disorder and other forms of object gathering. The presentation will speak about the complexities and contributing factors around hoarding behaviour and teach participants how to best support persons with Hoarding Behaviours. The second part of the webinar will address tips on decluttering, releasing items, and organizing for persons challenged by this behaviour.

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Webinar ID: 972 6545 4536
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10:00 - 10:45 am
There is More to Hearing Than Only Hearing Aids!

Lee Ramsdell

There is More to Hearing Than Only Hearing Aids!

This presentation will highlight the services provided by the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, and communicate what devices (particularly loops) are available in the community to help those with hearing loss. Participants will also learn how various hearing aid devices work, and what they can do to advocate for those experiencing hearing loss and make this invisible disability more visible.

Format:
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Webinar ID: 974 4977 5839
Passcode: 687988

11:00 - 11:45 am
Managing Mental Health and Wellness During the Pandemic

Kristen Oliveros

Managing Mental Health and Wellness During the Pandemic

This is part two of a three-part series which looks at practical tips to help manage stress, mental health and well-being during Covid through the winter months.

Format: Click here to join the Zoom webinar with breakout rooms

Call: 855 703 8985 Canada Toll-free
Meeting ID: 977 4307 9268
Passcode: 404187

11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch Break

1:00 - 1:45 pm
Tips for Supporting a Person Living with Dementia

Arlene Huhn

Tips for Supporting a Person Living with Dementia

In this session you will learn quick and easy tips when assisting a person living with dementia. The techniques will focus on how you can change the way you approach and support someone living with dementia. Discussion on key areas such as the changes in short term memory, reasoning and communication, with a focus on what someone can do.

Format: Zoom webinar

Join by phone: 855 703 8985 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 959 0931 7341
Passcode: 676921

2:00 - 2:45 pm
Fall Prevention

Carrie Doucette

Fall Prevention

Home Care is about more than just caring for seniors...Nurse Next Door will do a Home Care 101 presentation and provide a Fall Prevention presentation to help keep you on your feet and participating in the activities you love. The hard truth is that when we fall, we won’t bounce right back up. We are not made of rubber. Falls are responsible for 10-15% of visits to the emergency department and for more than 50% of injury-related hospitalizations in people over the age of 65. Falls can drastically reduce your ability to enjoy your daily activities.

Format: Zoom webinar
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Join by phone: 855 703 8985 Canada Toll-free
Meeting ID: 926 3226 2121
Passcode: 978629

3:00 - 3:45 pm
How To Buy A Cell Phone

Scott Chambers

How To Buy A Cell Phone

Stressed out with the options of what devices to buy and what providers to sign up with? This presentation goes through the ins and outs of purchasing a cell phone and a plan, when to buy them and some tips and tricks.

Format: Zoom webinar
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Join by phone: 855 703 8985 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 957 2148 5796
Passcode: 528339
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If you have any questions or are interested in YDigital’s programming please feel to get in touch with us at:

YDigital Program

Boyle Street Plaza

YMCA of Northern Alberta  

9538 103a Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 0J3 | Treaty No. 6 Territory
c:
 (780) 863-6794 c: (780) 863-6894 f: (780) 425-4280

e: [email protected] | northernalberta.ymca.ca


4:00 - 4:45 pm
Learn with the Edmonton Public Library

Claudio Bringas

Learn with the Edmonton Public Library

This session will take you through the free, online learning resources available through the epl.ca website.

Format: Zoom webinar
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Friday, 20th November 2020

1:00 - 1:45 pm
Happy Space Homesharing

Tony Mammone, P.Eng.

Happy Space Homesharing

Happy Space Homesharing consists of converting under utilized single family or townhomes homes into a multi-tenant home. The benefits include major reduction in living costs, social friendly interaction, healthy meal preparation and peace of mind. Note: There will be time for questions and answers following the presentation.

Format: 
Zoom webinar
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Click here to join the Zoom webinar

Join by phone:
855 703 8985 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 959 0931 7341
Passcode: 676921

 

If you are experiencing any technical difficulties or having troubles connecting to Zoom, call 780-701-9020 and press option 1.

2:00 - 2:45 pm
Managing Mental Health and Wellness During the Pandemic

Kristen Oliveros

Managing Mental Health and Wellness During the Pandemic

This is part three of a three-part series which looks at practical tips to help manage stress, mental health and well-being during Covid through the winter months.

Format: Zoom webinar
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Zoom webinar with breakout rooms

Join by phone: 855 703 8985 Canada Toll-free
Meeting ID: 983 6086 9444
Passcode: 559179

 

If you are experiencing any technical difficulties or having troubles connecting to Zoom, call 780-701-9020 and press option 1.

3:00- 3:45 pm
Malware and Online Scam Protection

Scott Chambers

Malware and Online Scam Protection

There are a lot of programs out there that can be harmful to your computer and your privacy. This program goes over some of the different types of viruses out there and how they harm you, but we will also learn how to protect our information and ensure you aren’t getting scammed.

Format: Zoom webinar
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Join by phone: 855 703 8985 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 957 2148 5796
Passcode: 528339

 

If you are experiencing any technical difficulties or having troubles connecting to Zoom, call 780-701-9020 and press option 1.
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If you have any questions or are interested in YDigital’s programming please feel to get in touch with us at:

YDigital Program

Boyle Street Plaza

YMCA of Northern Alberta  

9538 103a Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 0J3 | Treaty No. 6 Territory
c:
 (780) 863-6794 c: (780) 863-6894 f: (780) 425-4280

e: [email protected] | northernalberta.ymca.ca

4:00 - 4:45 pm
Healthy Relationships

Michele Markham

Healthy Relationships

Monique and Michele will describe how to be helpful and supportive when a friend or loved one is in a relationship that could be harmful. It can be very difficult to know what to say or do when you believe someone you care about is in a relationship that might be abusive. We will discuss signs to look for, how to be supportive, and what community resources are available to you.

Format:
 Zoom webinar
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Join by phone: 855 703 8985 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 938 8697 2523
Passcode: 165961

 

If you are experiencing any technical difficulties or having troubles connecting to Zoom, call 780-701-9020 and press option 1.

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