June 9th. - Susie Gregg: Health Hints for Seniors (65+) Presentation: Small Steps…Big Impact The 24 Hour Movement Guidelines are an initiative of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada, Queens University and ParticipACTION. The guidelines provide background on the optimal amount of physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep – and the best combination of these behaviours. In addition to the guidelines, we will briefly explore Fall Prevention opportunities, and jointly discuss practical approaches to increasing healthy movement choices throughout the day. You can expect to takeaway practical learnings, grounded in research findings, to enable the incorporation of small changes that will have lasting impacts. Bio: Susie is an Occupational Therapist (OT), currently working as a Geriatric Clinical Resource Consultant for Primary Care; a role sponsored by the Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington. In this role, she supports primary care staff to build capacity in the provision of care for older adults. Susie also works on a contract basis with the Geriatric Health Systems Research Group, out of the University of Waterloo. Prior to these positions, Susie was a community OT contracted through CCAC (now Home and Community Care Support Services). Her pursuit of a career in Occupational Therapy was inspired by her prior years of employment with the Alzheimer Society of Guelph-Wellington. Some of her greatest heroes are those she met along her employment journey, who are living with dementia, each of whom has impacted the person she is today. Susie and her husband have a spirited 8 year old daughter who can be counted on to provide endless amounts of laughter, love and sleep-deprivation As a family, they enjoy exploring nature, recreational kayaking, reading and storytelling.
10am. To be followed by Live Questions
June 23rd. - Andrew Steele (Canadian Red Cross): Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis and the Red Cross Response Update Presentation:
In context of the ongoing armed conflict in Ukraine, this presentation will provide an overview of the role of the Red Cross in providing humanitarian aid and relief, not just in Ukraine, but around the world. Topics include a brief history of the Red Cross Movement, the role of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) in shaping some of Red Cross’ work, and a look at Red Cross’ work during the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis.
As Director of the Red Cross’ national Community Engagement team, Andrew’s mission is to help Canadians achieve their philanthropic goals by supporting the work of CRC at home and internationally. This means working with a range of community and religious organizations, service clubs, diaspora groups, small- and medium-sized businesses and many others to support their fundraising, giving and volunteerism. Prior to CRC, Andrew spent 12 years at Heart&Stroke Foundation, working on national signature fundraising events and before that was in various marketing roles in the US and UK. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys soccer (admittedly mostly watching these days!), running, family time and ferrying his two girls to and from activities!
10am. To be followed by Live Questions.
Meetings for July July 7th.- Mike Marcolongo: Greenbelt Development Issues July 21st.- Soren Sondergaard: Viking History
Activities & Events
Annual General Meeting June 9th. 9:30am Start Time
Welcome back luncheon: June 9th. following AGM and Meeting - See the activities desk to sign up. Fiddler on the Loose: June 12th. - See the activities desk to sign up. Woodlawn Cemetery Tour: June 15th. - See the activities desk to sign up.
June 30th. July 14th. July 28th.
RCMC Live Coffee Morning Reservations have been made at the following locations.
9:30 am at The Boathouse Tea Room (116 Gordon St, Guelph)
9:00 am or before the Airpark Cafe (50 Skyway Dr, Guelph) - The AirPark Cafe serves a full breakfast and they open at 7am so you for early risers, you can go anytime after 7am.
There will be an Ad Hoc after coffee walk available at the boathouse. Please join us
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