Senior health fair offered at Ladner United Church

As we transition through the phases of life, questions arise regarding where to find information about topics such as community services, housing, care facilities, physical and mental health and wellness. Navigating the route to accessing available resources can be daunting.

On Saturday, Oct. 26 the Delta Division of Family Practice, in collaboration with community partners Ladner United Church, Deltassist, Fraser Health, Delta Seniors Planning Team and the City of Delta invite residents to participate in the Transition Years and Healthy Living: Resource and Information Fair.

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The goal of the information fair is to help support seniors, elders and their families’ transition from one care setting to another and to help empower them to become informed and proactive about their own health care.

“By providing our community with the information on transition years and healthy living, we also hope to help seniors, elders and families understand what resources are available and how to access them,” said a news release from Delta Division of Family Practice. “The fair is a venue for our community to meet and talk comfortably to healthcare providers and collect information for themselves, for a loved one, a friend, or a neighbor.”

The fair will have a schedule of speakers giving presentations throughout the day as well as more than 25 information booths. The day promises to be very informative and engaging. Lunch and door prizes will be available.

Keynote speaker Geriatrician Dr. Katalin Balogh will be presenting on the topic of: Memory Changes and What We Can Do About Them.

Dr. Richard James will speak on What to Expect When Your Loved One Moves Into a Care Home.

Other presentations will include topics such as mental health, benefits of socialization, volunteerism and estate and personal planning basics.

This is a free workshop and open to the public but advance registration is required. To register, call the Ladner United Church office at 604-946-6254.

The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ladner United Church.

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