July 8th. Zoom Virtual Meeting - Alexandria Elliot: Foot Care Presentation: This discussion will outline the importance of foot health in the aging population. Foot health can help to improve mobility, balance, and is critical for fall prevention as we age. We will discuss circulation, compression socks, footwear and those "weird" symptoms you think may be exclusive to you but are actually pretty common.
Bio: Alexandra Elliott is a chiropodist at the Royal City Foot Clinic. Alexandra first became interested in healthcare after pursuing a Biology Degree with a Specialization in Health Science from Trent University located in her hometown of Peterborough, ON. Following her undergraduate studies, Alexandra relocated to Guelph to pursue her Masters Degree in molecular biology, in which she studied influenza virus (the Bird Flu). After completing her graduate studies and realizing that life in a lab was not for her, she enrolled in the Chiropody Program at the Michener Institute for Applied Health Science and graduated in June of 2016. Throughout her time at Michener she gained clinical experience working at the Michener Chiropody Clinic, Downtown Kitchener Community Health Centre and Rainville Health (Timmins).
Alexandra became interested in Chiropody because of her love for working with seniors and helping them stay mobile and engaged in their communities. In Guelph she has been involved in several volunteer programs including the Feeling Better Move Well program for the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association, in which volunteers lead gentle exercise in the homes of seniors to promote mobility and enable them to remain living at home for as long as possible. She also acted as a volunteer feeder at the Elliott Community.
Alexandra is dedicated to working with her patients to get them mobile and pain-free. She is committed to keeping her knowledge current, and regularly researches new treatment modalities and options to help her patients feel better. Some of her specific podiatric interests include: diabetic education and foot care, addressing issues of access and improving care to remote communities, pediatrics, and biomechanics.
10am. To be followed by Live Questions
July 22nd. - ZOOM VIRTUAL MEETING - T.B.A.
.10am. To be followed by Live Questions.
August 5th. - Zoom Virtual Meeting - Tiffany Hanna - Long Term Planning: Guelph Trails the Master Plan
10am. To be followed by Live Questions.
August 19th. - ZOOM VIRTUAL MEETING - Dr. Stuart Ross - Secrets of Psychotherapy Part 2: The Techniques
Presentation: "Dr Stuart Ross will present the second part of his prior presentation, Secrets of Psychotherapy Part 2: The Techniques. This covers the skills involved in psychotherapy which may answer the questions of RCMC members in regards to how therapy works by offering practical info on dealing with psychological stress."
Bio: As chief psychologist at the Homewood Health Centre for 28 years, his focus was on assessing and treating those in the traumatic stress recovery and eating disorders programs, researching program effectiveness and supervising staff and students. His private practice involves treating injured workers, as well as other clients and insurers, and in courts as an expert witness. He is the author of a number of self-help guides as well as a novel based on his travels in Tibet studying Buddhist psychology. Since his semi-retirement, he has become ‘that psychology guy’, currently engaged in public speaking. He is also a singer-songwriter-musician and an idealist who dreams of saving the world.
10am. To be followed by Live Questions
To Our Members,
Royal City Men’s Club Cancellations Related to COVID-19 - Updated 29 April 2020
In line with guidelines from the government and public health professionals, Royal City Men’s Club is regretfully cancelling all "live" lectures, activities and coffee club get-togethers until further notice. We anticipate this could be from a several weeks to a few months.
However, we are pleased to announce that we will be offering a limited number of "virtual" meetings where speakers will present a virtual presentation using Zoom. Also, on every Thursday on which we do not have a presenter, we will have a "virtual coffee morning", again using Zoom. Thus there will be either a lecture or a coffee morning very Thurs at 10 am. In order to simplify Zoom logins, everyone will be sent a single link which will apply to all these meetings.
We thank you for your understanding and patience during these uncertain and stressful times. We will continue to communicate via our mailing list and on our website to keep you well informed. There is additional information on the website.
In the meantime, your health is of primary importance and we encourage everyone to follow the advice of the government and health professionals.
R.C.M.C. Board of Directors
Dr. Stuart Ross
Meetings for September/October Check Schedule on Website