Move & Connect Webinar Series
The Move & Connect webinar series features wide-ranging health promotion and healthy lifestyle topics along with expert guest speakers. This series aims to connect older adults to information and services to support their physical, social, and mental health.
To learn more about past or upcoming webinars, click on the links below.
An Introduction to Brain Health
March 10, 2022 from 1:00 - 2:30pm PT
It’s never too soon or too late to make changes that will maintain or improve your brain health. Learn strategies and set goals. Morgan Donahue from The Alzheimer Society of BC will present on brain health, early diagnosis and treatment, and their programs.
Morgan Donahue is a Support and Education Coordinator with the Alzheimer Society of B.C. based on the North Shore. Her background is in psychology, counselling, and gerontology with experience working in community-based non-profits.
A Prescription for Nature
November 22, 2021 at 1:00 pm PT
Nature prescriptions were named one of the top eight global wellness trends in 2019. And it's no surprise—research shows that people who spend more time in nature are happier and healthier. One year ago the BC Parks Foundation launched PaRx, Canada's first national, evidence-based nature prescription program in BC. Today, over 1,000 prescribers in four provinces are prescribing nature to their patients to improve personal and planetary health.
Benefits of Civil Participation
October 4 2022 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm PT
When we give back to community, we benefit too! Older generations have valuable knowledge and experiences to share—and participation in civic life can bring health promoting physical, social, and mental activity to their lives. Zahra Esmail, the CEO at Vantage Point, will share her insights on the many benefits of civic participation.
Learn about the benefits of getting active—through volunteering—in your community!
Hop on Board!
April 26, 2022 at 1 - 2:30 PM PT on Zoom
Got questions about using buses and SkyTrain? Wondering how to use a Compass Card? Whether you are new to public transit or haven’t been on transit for a while, TransLink will be on hand to discuss how to use our diverse and accessible public transit system in Metro Vancouver.
Harnessing the Power of Nutrition — The Longevity Lab
July 25, 2023 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm PT
What do we need to put on our plate to add life to your years? What are some of the quick and easy ways we can nourish ourselves and feel our best? How can you overcome nutrition challenges?
In this free Zoom talk, Sherry Ogasawara addresses these questions and will share practical tips to eat and live well.
Tackling Energy Efficiency at Home
June 20 2023 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm PT
Lubna Yusuf Moosa and Patria Pascal from EmpowerMe will overview how improving your home's energy efficiency can save you money, increase the comfort of your home, and enhance the quality of your life. This free Zoom talk will also go over tips and tricks to save energy, better understand your energy bills and help you take control of the energy you’re using at home.
Health and Safety in Emergency Events
May 16, 2023 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm PT
Katia Tynan from the City of Vancouver, and Stacy Barter from Building Resilient Neighbourhoods (BRN) will overview potential extreme weather events in BC, and provide tangible steps you can take to be prepared. This Free Zoom talk will also cover the importance of community and social connectedness in emergency preparedness for weather events such as extreme heat.
Arthritis: All the More Reason to Move!
December 6, 2022 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm PT
Marie Westby from The Centre for Hip Health and Mobility will review common forms of arthritis and share about how movement and exercise keep our joints healthy. This Free Zoom talk will cover many topics including: common forms of arthritis, exercises to keep joints healthy and other arthritis specific exercise tips!
Preventing a Fall: Learn the 4 Pillars of Fall Prevention
November 17, 2023 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm PT
Falls are a serious health issue, but are often preventable. The Fraser Health Falls and Injury Prevention Team will present information and practical strategies to reduce your risk of falling. This interactive discussion will cover the 4 Pillars of Fall Prevention to keep you on your feet.
In this free Zoom talk, Ronda Field and Cameron Fielding will share information and tips that you can use and they will answer your questions.