June 9th. 2022- Susie Gregg: Health Hints for Seniors (65+)
President Julian Sale opened the meeting at 10:00 am with 38 members in attendance. This is a busy meeting day today because we have the Annual General Meeting followed by a regular membership meeting with Susie Gregg, who is Warren Gregg’s daughter and then our anniversary luncheon. Today is also our first optional mask-free meeting. Julian also introduced Reverend John Brennan, who thanked the Club for the invitation to dinner but he had to leave for another commitment.
Julian informed the membership that this was his last meeting as President but that he really enjoyed the position while he had been president but that he owed a great deal of thanks to the fellow Board members.
Announcements President Sale informed the membership that the Club has given up our post-office mailing address due to the high cost and the limited use that we got from it. The mailbox was mostly being used only for receiving cheques but the Treasurer has mostly been receiving dues through e-transfer.
A further announcement made by President Sale was the Tour-de-Guelph is going forward this year starting on June 10th. Last year the RCMC cyclists raised $6,500 and Bob Denis played a big role in making this happen. Two Club rides will take place on Monday, June 13th and Friday, June 17th at 9:30am and starting at Arkell. Donations can be made through the Tour-de-Guelph website.
Bios: 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.
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.
A Q&A followed Ms. Gregg’s presentation.
John Sneyd thanked Susie Gregg for her informative presentation.
Announcement by Frank Webster: The Walking Tour of the Guelph Woodlawn Cemetery with Paul Taylor conducting, will take place on Wed., June 15th, @ 9:30 am. Spouses are welcome to attend.